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The Gotham City Inspector©
Archive 2003 - 2010

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Gotham Headlines Newsletter (Online) (PDF)
Hail to the Sunshine … DENIED! A Closer Reading of Insurance Companies “Denial of Coverage” Easy Fix-IT: How to Patch a Torn Window Screen … Did You Know … To Our Readers Vol.6 No.3
Fall 2010
PDF: Fall / Fall 2010 (1.1MB)
Balm For The Winter Heating Bill Blues … Fix That Fireplace … A Brief Synopsis Of Owner Responsibility … WQXR Radio, Public Service Announcement … To Our Readers Vol.6 No.2
Fall 2009
PDF: Fall / Winter 2009 (448KB)
For Your Protection, Get a Home Inspection … Energy Tax Credits 2009 … RX for Self-Managed Co-ops and Condos … Becoming an Expert Witness … Remembered Fondly … To Our Readers Vol.6 No.1
Summer 2009
PDF: Summer 2009 (447KB)
Preserving the Evidence … To Our Readers Vol.5 No.2
Fall 2008
PDF: Fall 2008 (387KB)
The Disturbance Next Door … Fending Off Foreclosures … Rules to Live By … To Our Readers Vol.5 No.1
Spring 2008
PDF: Spring 2008 (1.5MB)
NYC Department of Buildings New Energy Code!! … Shop and Save…the Planet! … Weatherstrips for Winter … What is Your E.Q.? … To Our Readers Vol.4 No.3
Fall 2007
PDF: November 2007 (413KB)
LIGHTS OUT?! The Question Is Not ‘If’ But ‘When’ … Cool, Man Cool: Lower Your Air-Conditioning Bill … Getting Through The Trauma Of A Real Estate Closing … Product Warning – Check Your Fire Extinguisher … Grow A Healthy Green Lawn All Summer Long … What's The Matter With Ladders? … To Our Readers Vol.4 No.2
Summer 2007
PDF: August 2007 (515KB)
Remembered Fondly … The Ins, Outs and All Arounds of New Construction … Inspector's Diary: Safer Air Conditioners … Installing A Ceiling Fan … Fire Protection … Gotham City's New Face Vol.4 No.1
Spring 2007
PDF: April 2007 (515KB)
It's Cool To Save Energy … When Do You Need An Architect or Engineer? By Contributor, Terrence E. O'Neal, RA, AIA … Light Emitting Diodes, A New Kind of Light … Safety with Photo-Luminescent Signage … Inspector's Diary: Lolly Column … Tame That Toolkit … A New Home For An Old Friend Vol.3 No.3
Summer 2006
PDF: August 2006 (515KB)
Inspecting The Inspectors … Boost Your Energy … A Green Light For A Green Space … Revisiting The Brooklyn Bridge … Inspector's Diary: Caveat Emptor: When A Window Is Not A Window … Recipes For Home Repair Launches Into Cyberspace … Talking Tort Law With Contributor, Mitchell Kessler Vol.3 No.2
Spring 2006
PDF: March 2006 (463KB)
New York Puts Energy Hungry Appliances On A Diet … Energy Hint #43: Light Bulbs … Inspector's Diary: Houdini In The House … Resolving Disputes In The 21st Century … Up In The Sky: It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's PV In Coney … PSA: A Holiday Gift For Thousands Vol.3 No.1
Fall 2005
PDF: November 2005, file 1.7KB
Inspector's Diary: 'Watch Your Step & Hold On! … 'Water Worries: Don't Be 'Lead' Astray … House Proud: Clean Sweep … When Hot Water Is Too Much Of A Good Thing! … The ABC's Of A 'C Of O' … The Legacy Of Terry Schiavo … Tool Of The Month: Knipex Plier Wrench Vol.2 No.4
Spring 2005

Watch Your Step & Hold On!
PDF: Spring 2005, file 1.7KB

PDF (3.1MB): Watch Your Step & Hold On!
Referral Madness: When A Broker Can Break You! … Save 2 TO 3 Percent On Your Heating Bill! … Carbon Monoxide — The Law And You … A-GNAWING Squirrels Take A Hike! … Spinning A Web That Works! … 60,000 Children Fall From Window! Vol.2 No.3
Winter 2005
PDF: Winter 2005, file 348KB
Get The Lead Out (Pb) #82 … Save Energy & Money With Cleanliness … House Proud: Break the Mold … Home Owners Insurance … Home Repair: Lose The Door Bell Blues … Don't Forget To Vote Vol.2 No.2
Fall 2004
PDF: Fall 2004, file 348KB
NYC Building Code Makeover … Tenants' Right To Repair … Who Are The Mortgage Players? … Window Screen Easy Fix … Building Managers Block Inspectors … Jury Duty Vol.2 No.1
Summer 2004
PDF: Summer 2004, file 667KB
Inspector's Dairy: When Buying Property … Check Your Priorities … L.E.D. Light … The Use of Experts … Beware the ‘Silent Killer’ … Staying Warm & Staying Married … Give Blood Vol.1 No.3
Winter 2004
PDF: Winter 2004, file 667KB
The Lessons of 9/11: Building a Safer New York … When Do Rebates Become Kickbacks? … Leaky Faucets … Fix It All The Way To The Curb! … Buying A Home With Your Eyes Open … Our Editor's Notes Vol.1 No.2
Fall 2003
PDF: Fall 2003, file 459KB
Editor To Our Readers … Building Owners Fined … Landlord Behind Bars … Architectural Traps … Living In New York & Buying A Home … Inspector's Quiz Vol.1 No.1
Summer 2003
PDF: Summer 2003, file 459KB

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Accurate Building Inspectors ©
Division of Ubell Enterprises, Inc.

Lawrence J. Ubell,* President
Alvin Ubell,** Founder & Vice President
Matthew Barnett,* Senior Inspector
Estelle R. Ubell, Sec. Treasurer

* Licensed in: New York - New Jersey
** Licensed in: NJ

Editorial Department

Jennifer S. Bleyer, Editor-in-Chief

Adam Leitman Bailey, Esq.
Sebastian M. D'alessandro, RA
Bertrum Herman, Esq.
Mitchell D. Kessler, Esq.
Howard Kurtzberg, Esq.
Thomas J. Moverman, of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, PC
Terrence E. O'Neal, RA, AIA
Ari Saltz, of GFI Mortgage Bankers, Inc.
Lynn Sculley, Esq.
Hon. Jules L. Spodek, Ret., N.Y. State Supreme Court
Stanley Turkel, MHS, ISHC
Robert H. Wolff, Esq. of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP
David A. Kaminshy, Esq.
John Gallagher, RA AIA
Jeffery A. Sunshine, Esq.