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Manhattan Skyline bans smoking throughout NYC apartment portfolio

In an effort to benefit both tenants and property values, Manhattan Skyline Management Corp., one of New York City’s most prominent real estate businesses, will be converting its entire New York City portfolio of luxury rental apartments to non-smoking.

The change will take effect within both private units and common areas.

LAURIE ZUCKER

LAURIE ZUCKER

“Smoke-free living is a win for everyone,” said Laurie Zucker, Vice Chairwoman of Manhattan Skyline Management Corp. “We’ve noticed a tremendous increase in the request for non-smoking living environments, and combined with the compelling issues at hand in terms of health repercussions, it just makes sense. We’re excited this is something that will both support our tenants’ health and preserve the high quality of our properties that our residents have come to know.”

The move comes amid increasingly negative public sentiment toward smoking in general, and high demand among renters and buyers for amenities that emphasize health and wellness.

The new policy will be enacted through a lease rider that will be inserted into both new leases and lease-renewals beginning in October 2016, and with signage in all public and common areas.

Manhattan Skyline will also be communicating closely with current tenants through its concierge service, “Sky’s the Limit,” and tenant portal Mybuilding.org.

Manhattan Skyline Management Corp. will also provide additional training for all building staff.

The company currently manages a residential portfolio that includes over 2,500 luxury apartments located through some of the most desirable locations in NYC.

Its portfolio include 34 East 22nd Street in Gramercy, the boutique rental 55 Thompson in SoHo, Chelsea Place at 363 West 30th Street and Claridgeʼs, near Central Park at 101 West 55th Street.

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  1. David W. Kuneman
    Oct 23, 2016 - 01:16 PM

    This must mean that the apartments are so poorly constructed that smoke, and everything else, can leak from one apartment into another.

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  2. smiffy01
    Oct 24, 2016 - 03:11 PM

    Quote, ““Smoke-free living is a win for everyone,” said Laurie Zucker, Vice Chairwoman of Manhattan Skyline Management

    Corp…… err, except for all the people that enjoy a cgarette, cigar, spliff or whatever else rocks their particular box! yet again we see massive mdiscrimination against smokers thanks mto all the lies emanating from the now proiven co9rrupted World health Organisation! perhaps it might be seen as rough justice if a couple of smoke free apartment blocks burnt down one fine day!!!

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  3. what has this world come to
    Oct 25, 2016 - 05:44 PM

    @smiffy01:disqus that might be the dumbest comment I’ve ever read…you probably also support Trump, believe we never landed on the moon, and think that vaccines are bad…I hate to break it to you but lung cancer is real, smoking kills, and people who own private property have the right to do whatever they choose and renters also have the right to decide not to rent somewhere. Nowhere in the constitution does it say that an owner is forced to do something with their private property and yes rental apartment buildings that are privately owned are still considered private property in America.

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