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.”
A long-simmering dispute between two uptown City Councilmembers spilled into the open today as Robert Jackson of Harlem accused two Dominican lawmakers of attempting to turn Dominican residents of his district against him.
According to sources present at a Zoning Committee hearing today regarding Columbia University’s plan to expand their athletic facilities in Inwood, Jackson Read More
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Who cares about foreclosure doom and gloom when you’re living in a grand townhouse uptown? The Journal has a report on how the townhouse market in Manhattan has made a near total recovery from the real estate bubble’s bursting three years ago. Here’s the cheat sheet:
Nick Sprayregen knew the chances were slim that the Supreme Court would hear his case against the state and, by extension Columbia University, yet still, the owner of Tuck-It-Away self-storage held out hope.
“It was a shocking decision, even with the chance of the court taking the case being 1 percent,” Sprayregen told The Observer Read More
A considerable chunk of Manhattan’s condominium projects proposed for 2007—nearly half—will be constructed above 86th Street, and many of them will be built by first-time or little-known developers. As reported in this week’s Observer, some 30 of the 65 planned condominium projects submitted to the State Attorney General’s office, between Jan. 1 and May Read More