As the Hamptons housing market tumbled mightily in the third quarter, the North Fork’s saw a mild price bounce. The North Fork median sales price was $575,000 in the third quarter, up 10 percent from last year, according to the new Miller Samuel-Douglas Elliman report.
The North Fork, home to a cluster of well-respected Read More
As 2008 home sales tumbled in Brooklyn and Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties’ numbers increased, sometimes sharply.
The number of Nassau home sales jumped 60.1 percent from the first to the second quarter of 2008, according to the latest Miller Samuel-Douglas Elliman report. Annually, sales were up 5.3 percent.
In Suffolk (not including the Read More
Long Island home prices increased on average during the third quarter, according to new numbers from appraiser Jonathan Miller.
The average price of a Nassau County home increased 5.7 percent from the second quarter through the third to $628,839. The average in Suffolk–not including the Hamptons or the North Fork–increased quarterly 3.8 percent to $469,331. Read More
Independent congressional candidate Bill Corrigan of Long Island wants to boost his name recognition in his bid against Republican Rep. Peter King.
Which will be kind of hard, since, according to Corrigan’s blog, “We are not taking donations – as removing influence is of paramount importance to the voting system model.” Read More
The state budget isn’t finalized, but agreements on key fronts were announced last night:
$350 in health care spending was restored (coupled with federal matching funds will bring a few more million to the health care industry here).
Eliot Spitzer still gets to claim $1 billion in Medicaid spending cuts, namely from health Read More
Errol Cockfield has joined the Empire State Development Corporation as press secretary, the second Newsday staffer to defect to the state’s economic development agency that is now run by a Long Islander.
How did this happen?
The ESDC’s new senior vice president for communications, A.J. Carter, was the first hire. As Newsday‘s associate Read More
Location: The downside of a strong real-estate market is that people have been priced out of neighborhoods, old mom-and-pop shops closed. There was even a “Talk of the Town” piece in The New Yorker recently about how New Yorkers believe their city is changing too fast.
Doctoroff: I honestly don’t hear that often. There are Read More
Here are some numbers from the state senate race on Long Island that has become an important proxy battle for the senate Republicans, Eliot Spitzer and the most politically powerful union in the state.
Republican Maureen O’Connell raised a total of $800,585.99, of which her campaign spent $548,953.88. She has $268,514.06 left in Read More
SHALINI: I received an email informing me that I was a JUNEBUG WEDDINGS CONTEST WINNER ($500 gift certificate to Tulip, one of my favorite Seattle boutiques). This made up for my car getting towed last week and the $230 ticket/towing fee. It doesn’t stop there. Junebug has another great contest on their website this month: Read More
There is some poetic justice in the ascension of Joseph Mondello, the Nassau County leader to the Republican Party’s state chairman.
Like the state party, critics have written off the Nassau County organization, which Mondello has led for more than 20 years.
From the right:
Former Long Island congressman and outspoken commentator John Read More