Filing

Part of the growth of Old Structures is adapting the way we do things internally to having more people. Our administrative filing system, developed when there were two employees, has been creaking a bit with ten. So I started looking around for information of filing for small offices. Most of what I found was not …

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Best for NYC: The Big Picture

Ultimately, the Best for NYC Challenge isn’t about New York per se. It’s about companies located here applying the principles of the B Corp movement – and I’’ll repeat myself by staying that they are including the effect of a business on its employees, community, and environment as goals as important as profit and growth – to …

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Road Trip

My family went to New Hope, Pennsylvania this past weekend for a trip on the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad. Much fun was had riding on the oldey-timey train, but my attention during our walk across to New Hope from Lambertville, New Jersey was grabbed by a well-preserved Pratt truss bridge. [Click to enlarge.] Our work …

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Best for NYC: Best Practices

I’ve discussed recycling and reuse and why we have reduced our reliance on paper but are unlikely to be a paperless office soon. I thought I had bled this topic dry, but apparently not: I recently took a look at our office-supply purchasing history and I realized how little paper we use now compared to the past. …

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Interesting News, Possibly With Bias

A recent report compares cities around the world and comes to the conclusion that New York is “number one for technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.” The report, City Initiatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CITIE), uses none points of comparison for actions taken by the city governments to “support innovation and entrepreneurship” and presumably all other good …

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