Friday: Questionable Historic Districts and Armory Show Crimes

  • Make a neighborhood into a historic district and save some money. But, what is the value of preserving the first lawn or air conditioner? (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Thieves hit up the Armory Show last weekend. Where was Shelby White? (Page Six)
  • A look at mouth-watering new projects in the West Village. (Triple Mint)
  • The growth of luxury properties in the city has led to an advertising market saturated with real estate. “In the New York media market, real estate ad spending across all categories jumped 25 percent in the last year…” (New York Post)
  • Soft landing, blah blah blah. What would it take to make the market really go nuts? (Forbes)
  • The motor home is a portable, comfortable nest fit for the over-50 roadster. (The New York Times)
  • Teenage boys in Staten Island are firing up the town, literally. (The New York Times)
  • Michael Shvo promises a Miami skyline in five years along the Williamsburg and Long Island City coasts. The rest of New York cringes. (Metro)
  • Brooklyn gets to have everything: a downtown plaza and TGI Friday’s. (Gothamist)
  • Home of the Huxtable clan is the home of the borough’s most expensive brownstones. Cliff was a doctor and Claire a lawyer. (The Real Deal)
  • Zillow fails Inman News’ test: “Ultimately, pricing a property is more of an art form rather than a process that can be reduced to pure mathematics.”
  • Vulgar Victorian design was once a luxury. Then, industrialization ruined everything. But bigger, Victorian, is making a comeback. And for Arrol Gellner, so is the mullet–another unique design. (Inman News)
  • The real estate section of The Wall Street Journal is called out on blasphemy: “Why is it that your articles act like the end of the housing market is near?”
  • - Riva Froymovich