The Lifestyle of Real Estate Magazines

  • Corcoran, hipsters, artists and the well-planned hyper-gentrification of Bushwick. (NYT mag)
  • Agents, developers and their ilk admired for their own original details and square footage. (The New York Times)
  • The new real estate year offers more inventory, more time, and more broker attention. (The New York Times)
  • The new mortgages have created “home-hopers” out of “home owners.” Apparently we’re “living in a bond with bathrooms, a stock certificate with a front porch.” (The New York Times)
  • Out-priced city residents have become out-priced suburbians who choose the exurbs. (The New York Times)
  • Real estate agents work an insignificant amount of hours for their sales commission, but fail to hit bank because there are just too many hustlers working the beat. (The New York Times)
  • For Patrick Quinn, there’s no shame in trying to be the Donald Trump of New Orleans after, you know, the whole hurricane thing . (The New York Times)
  • The no-plastic, ecologically friendly house. Will it push “better products” on the market? Unlikely. (The New York Times)
  • When Edward Glaeser sees conservation land, he craves apartments on it. He says: The housing crisis is man-made—and rental control is “bad ,bad, bad.” (The New York Times)
  • And in non-Times news:

  • Get your foodie half-kicks for cheap from Cookshop’s snack menu. (The Village Voice)
  • Shecky’s, known for nightlife guides and happy hour parties, has opened its own clothing store. (The Village Voice)
  • Residents resign, sort of, to the “ugly monstrosity” going up in the Lower East Side–The Pencil. (The Villager)
  • C.B.G.B. to head to Vegas. (The Villager)
  • New York’s greatest dumpling men. (New York Daily News)
  • Eminent domain, which has allowed Atlantic Yards and Columbia University development, will result in revolt. (New York Daily News)
  • Even if it is ephemeral, we’re searching for that fantasy island, where “poetry and bicycle riding are exalted pastimes.” (Metropolis)
  • A new building on Park Avenue. (New York)
  • —Riva Froymovich