The summer of 2009 may very well become a financial demarcation for the posher parts of the East End. Read More
By Oliver Haydock 4/27/09 5:49pm
“If I were a football player, I would be a quarterback,” Erin Andrews, ESPN’s blond bombshell of a sideline reporter, told the Daily Transom on Friday night, April 24. “It’s the most important!”
We would have guessed tight end.
By Oliver Haydock 4/23/09 10:58am
Holy cow, the Hamptons are affordable! Well, not really, but they are certainly more affordable this year than last, according to a new Douglas Elliman-Miller Samuel report (PDF). It’s abundantly clear that the collapse of the Wall Street economy is largely to blame here, and the wild spending out in the Read More
By Oliver Haydock 4/20/09 10:51pm
Location: The first-quarter Hamptons’ market reports are on the way and should be released this week and next. What will people be talking about?
Mr. Hoffman: As recently as a year and half ago, we were talking about the Hamptons’ real estate remaining strong even as the rest of the country was going through the Read More
By Oliver Haydock 4/16/09 10:48am
A new report shows sales and prices dropping steadily in the borough. So long, gentrification? Read More
By Oliver Haydock 4/09/09 12:20pm
From boom to bust: We plucked four Manhattan neighborhoods and charted their average rents. Read More
By Oliver Haydock 4/09/09 3:16am
Mike Pelfrey’s 2009 season did not start well. Yesterday, in the first inning of his first start of the season, the 25-year-old pitcher faced nine Reds hitters and gave up four runs, thanks to two walks, two extra-base hits and an untimely error charged to shortstop Jose Reyes. Struggling with his command, Pelfrey danced around Read More
By Oliver Haydock 4/07/09 9:43pm
Jonathan Miller, author of a popular Manhattan housing report for Douglas Elliman, recalls that when he first reported a slowdown in the sales market, way back in 2005, disbelieving brokers called him, griping about the validity of his numbers.
“You could feel the tension in the brokerage community, because it was the first issuance Read More
By Oliver Haydock 4/06/09 4:34am
During the giddy days of the housing boom, perhaps no single word quite defined Manhattan’s zooming sales market quite like “luxury.” Everyone was obsessed with it and wanted to buy it; most people paid for it, even if it wasn’t what they got. Those days are definitively over, with last week’s first-quarter market reports unmistakably Read More
By Oliver Haydock 4/02/09 3:17pm
According to several first-quarter Manhattan housing reports released today – including ones from the Corcoran Group and Property Shark (PDF); Prudential Douglas Elliman and Miller Samuel; Brown Harris Stevens (PDF) and Halstead Property (PDF); and StreetEasy - condo and co-op sales have fallen precipitously from last year. Read More