Board member Lee Berman helps explain the memo posted from management about balcony inspections:
The City of New York recently enacted a law that requires inspection of balcony railings. This came about because of a faulty balcony railing in an apartment uptown, which broke while someone was leaning on it, resulting in a tragic death. Although our balconies are mostly brick, they do have a short railing. Therefore, they are subject to the required inspection. There will be scaffolding (not to be confused with “sidewalk sheds”) hung off the sides of the buildings and engineers will inspect the railings from those scaffolds.
Here’s a copy of that memo: