Page 3 - New England Condominium May 2021
P. 3

-MAY 2021    
Yale Robbins  
Henry Robbins  
Executive Vice President 
Joanna DiPaola 
 Associate Publisher 
Hannah Fons  
Senior Editor 
Darcey Gerstein 
 Associate Editor 
Pat Gale 
 Associate Editor 
Shirly Korchak 
 Art Director 
Anne Anastasi  
Production Manager 
Alan J. Sidransky  
Staff Writer 
Alyce Hill  
Director of Sales 
Copyright 2021 by New England Condominium Magazine LLC, dba Community Association Publishing.All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior written permission. New England Condominium is published monthly in New York, New York by New England Condominium Magazine LLC, dba Community Association Publishing, 205 Lexington Ave., 12th Floor, New York,  
NY 10016. 508-753-4630. ISSN 1550-946X. Periodical postage paid at New York, New York and additional mailing o   ces. Subscriptions are available free by request to condominium and homeowner associations. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to New England Condominium Magazine, 205 Lexington Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10016. FREE Subscriptions for Board Members, Trustees, Property Managers and Real Estate Decision  
Makers. To Subscribe, please visit us at:  
U         D            ADA........  
The idea that ‘form follows function’ is one of the basic concepts underlying nearly every  Design is what makes the difference between a space looking like a seductive boudoir…  
design discipline—but function for whom? For many people living with disabilities, it  
often seems that ‘function’ covers a very narrow range of ability—rendering many forms  
clumsy at best, and completely useless at worst. While a cascading stairway might pro- 
vide drama to a public space, for example, it may present an insurmountable obstacle to  
anyone making use of a wheelchair or other mobility aid.  
I        D      R       .......  
As the biggest global health crisis of modern times continues to impact the world, it  
leaves a wake of changes to the way we live, eat, work, play, learn, plan, and even how we  closed as a hedge against infection by a little-known enemy—though community lead- 
dream. Humans—a species well-known for our adaptability—are finding ways to adjust  ers and boards of directors hoped at the time that the closures would be temporary. The  
our lifestyles to this new environment. 
U     C        C      M   ........  
or the interior of a cardboard box. Neither may be appropriate for a condo or co-op  
lobby, but somewhere in between lies the comforting, welcoming common space we  
hope to encounter when we arrive home.  
L        , C   ,   R        ........  
Last spring, amidst the panic and confusion of the burgeoning pandemic, condominium,  
co-op, and HOA communities were faced with the difficult task of deciding what to do  
about their shared amenities. Gyms, pools, clubhouses, and other popular amenities were  
thinking was that as more was known about the virus and its transmission, and then as  
the pandemic waned, a return to normalcy would await us. 
A Property Management  
Company You Can Trust 
At J. Butler Property Management, LLC.,  
we measure our success in terms of client  
satisfaction and take a long-term view of  
every relationship. 
James R. Butler IV 
Executive Manager 
•  Family owned and managed Massachusetts  
based property management company 
•  Blends management expertise with open  
communication between the board, unit owners  
and managing agent, making for a healthier property 
•  Superior cost cutting strategies and vendor pricing 
•  Community website, work order system,  
online payments 
•  An in-house maintenance team that is able to reduce  
costs and offer an unparalleled level of service  
P    ......      
 Q A...... 

   1   2   3   4   5