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Avoid NYC Building Violations: An Overview of Local Law 11

In May 1979, a piece of lintel detached from the eighth floor of a Columbia University-owned apartment constructed in 1912 and fell, fatally striking a passing college student. New York City passed Local Law 10 the following year to ensure that history would not repeat itself. The law stated that the street-facing facades and side walls of every building with

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Team Member Spotlight: Matthew Radune

Matthew Radune is a licensed Architect who is now in his third year at Henson Architecture. He is now an Associate at the firm. He has a background in Environmental Studies and his goal has always been to work on prototypical projects in sustainability, and his time at Henson Architecture has continued a fulfillment of that goal. He’s a Certified

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Tenement Museum Displays the Transformation of the Lower East Side and Beyond

No neighborhood has transformed quite like the Lower East Side. In the 1840s, it was known as Kleindeutschland, or “Little Germany”. In the 1920s, it was the center of Jewish immigrant culture. In the 1970s, parts of the neighborhood became Chinatown with the arrival of Chinese immigrants. Today, it is a predominantly Puerto Rican and Dominican community. The neighborhood holds

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