Thursday: Cheap Housing for Teachers

  • In exchange for teaching math, science or special education in city schools, teachers will receive housing subsidies for up to $14,600. They can live anywhere they want, but have to commit three years. (The New York Times)
  • The Garden State, also known as the Armpit of America, is rehabilitating Great Falls State Park, “a 7-acre, post-industrial eyesore that surrounds a natural wonder.” (The Architect’s Newspaper)
  • New York State is losing more residents than any other state in the country, so why can’t we find a seat on the subway? (The New York Sun)
  • Karim Rashid’s Design Your Self comes out next month with insightful design tips: “Sex is a completely different experience on a couch or on a rocking chair.” (The Architect’s Newspaper)
  • The McMansion crackdown has begun. (MSN)
  • And, fewer homes are being built, indicating a “cool down” (?) of the residential market. (Bloomberg)
  • The city of Chicago seems to value freedom more than New York. They even built a museum for it. “Our intention is to avert apathy, and educate students and adults as they come through the museum, so that we can reverse what we see as an unfortunate trend.” Meanwhile our own Freedom Museum languishes. (Lynn Becker)
  • “Boring Al Gore” captivates by telling the world that “Earth is going to hell in a handbasket.” Oh, and New York will drown. (The Washington Post)
  • Another Coyote hits up the big city, but this time it’s in the Bronx. (New York Post)
  • A landlord-broker becomes an inmate, and the world sleeps at night. (Metro)
  • A gallery exhibit that features photographs of constructions sites. Is the art the photo or the subject? (Candace Dwan Gallery)
  • It comes down to this: the city is making money off Brooklyn’s new residential popularity. How about some reliable subway service, eh? (New York Daily News)
  • Fine, you messed up your taxes. Next year, don’t forget to include these real estate tax breaks. (Forbes)
  • - Riva Froymovich