Monday: Soft Landing, Pause, Melt Down? Which Is It?
You’ve heard different terms, sometimes conflicting, in broadcasts, blogs and cocktail parties. But, how should one describe the real estate market?
(The New York Times) The New York City Environmental Fund gave a load of money–$763,200–to groups “that raise local environmental awareness and enhance public access to urban waters, parks and open space.”
(Newsday) Bigger space, New York Harbor and brownstone facade in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
(The New York Times) The city’s 41st Greenmarket may open on the corner of 86th Street and Fifth Avenue.
(The New York Times) When co-op board refuse a buyer, and sellers are kept hostage.
(The New York Times) The owner of Paris Commune and Ekoo decorated his apartment in homage to his South African roots. He loves New York, and his interviewer loves him: “Despite these achievements, Mr. Uys lacks the air of smug egotism one expects in a self-made man.”
(The New York Times) Since when are puzzles therapeutic, rather than frustrating?
(The New York Times) The new fountain at Washington Square Park will be chlorinated and not safe to frolick in–because the water is so clean today.
(The Villager) The “virtual retail desert” may soon house Nordstrom.
(Women’s Wear Daily) Construction of the High Line from unused railroad to elevated park begins in February and is expected to open to the public in 2008.
(The Villager) The Bed Stuy vacant lot: “eyesore with potential?”
(Brownstoner) A new Brooklyn road: The Hon. Bob Marley Avenue.
(RJR 94 FM) Mario Batali’s Del Posto is in violation of its lease and may relocate.
(New York Post) Hoboken is in a family way.
(The New York Times) Celebrities eye more money, and maybe glitzier digs, from the ranch.
(The Wall Street Journal) High-end architecture has become a high-stakes advertising venture, where architect becomes star.
(Los Angeles Times)
– Riva Froymovich