Until very recently, Richard Silver was your average above-average New York real estate broker. The part-time photographer (his work was once shown at the Met) worked at Corcoran for over twelve years, eventually making vice-president. A member of the firm’s “Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club” for several consecutive years, Mr. Silver lived comfortably in Chelsea. While Read More
Rat Island has officially been sold, but don’t expect to see a sprawling mansion emerge from the bedrock any time soon. Alex Schibli, a 71-year old retiree, purchased the islet at auction this weekend, and has promised to leave the property intact, The Post has reported.
“Some developers might build something on top of the island if they got their hands on it, but I believe it should be conserved, kept as is,” Mr. Schibli told The Post. Mr. Schibli is no stranger to the island. Read More
After speaking to a breakfast gathering of The Association for a Better New York this morning, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio talked about the mayor’s absence from the scene of the Staten Island ferry crash this weekend.
“The history of mayors in the city is being very hands-on, being at the site of each incident,” Read More