Brown Harris Stevens broker John Burger spent the better part of Sunday afternoon dashing from one listing to the next. He wasn’t preparing them for a slew of Monday showings (although there were a handful still scheduled), but for Hurricane Sandy.
“I’ve been visiting all my unoccupied listings, making sure that everything is hunkered down and bringing planters and furniture in off the terrace,” Mr. Burger told The Observer. “Those planters and outdoor objects become flying objects when a storm hits.”
The Upper East Side looked like the neighborhood had left town and forgot to turn the lights off. The subways had just shut down service. There were some cabs zooming around, most of them with their lights out, but the few people on the street were speed-walking home, umbrellas and shopping bags in tow. Bloomingdales Read More
The Dumbo area of Brooklyn, known for its frou frou shops, warehouse-converted lofts inhabited by Anne Hathaway and sweeping views of downtown Manhattan, is bracing for the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Stretching alongside Brooklyn Bridge Park between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, much of the neighborhood lies in Zone A, from which Mayor Read More
Earlier today, for the second time in a little more than a year, Andrew Beccone moved his entire library. The Reanimation Library—which consists of hundreds of “outdated and discarded” volumes “culled from thrift stores, stoop sales, and throw-away piles, and given new life as a resource for artists, writers, cultural archeologists, and other interested Read More