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Birchwood Properties, New York
 Birchwood Properties, LLC, is a New York-based property
management company led by Robert and Karen Spitalnick.
Currently...
 This rate hike would be used to provide owners of one-
to three-family homes with a one-time bill credit of
$183 for the...
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RSA Blocks New York City Water Board Rate Increase for Owners

Birchwood Properties, LLC, is a New York-based property management company led by Robert and Karen Spitalnick. Currently managing several apartment and commercial buildings in New York, Birchwood Properties belongs to several professional organizations, including the Rent Stabilization Association of NYC, Inc. (RSA).

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RSA Blocks New York City Water Board Rate Increase for Owners

  1. 1. Birchwood Properties, New York
  2. 2.  Birchwood Properties, LLC, is a New York-based property management company led by Robert and Karen Spitalnick. Currently managing several apartment and commercial buildings in New York, Birchwood Properties belongs to several professional organizations, including the Rent Stabilization Association of NYC, Inc. (RSA). Representing 25,000 property owners and agents in New York City, RSA is the city’s largest trade association dedicated to supporting the residential housing industry. Recently, RSA succeeded in its effort to fight an increase in water rates for property. The increase was proposed by the New York City Water Board and would have involved a 2.1 percent increase in water for owners of apartment buildings, condos, and co- ops.
  3. 3.  This rate hike would be used to provide owners of one- to three-family homes with a one-time bill credit of $183 for their water costs. Alongside three landlords, RSA sued the Water Board, claiming that voting for the one-time credit had no economic basis and was, instead, made with the specific purpose of promoting the political agenda of Mayor Bill de Blasio (as the Water Board is run largely by mayoral appointees). Judge Carol Edmead of the New York State Supreme Court agreed with RSA’s claims and ruled that the Water Board could not increase rates for the purpose of funding credits.

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