Monday: Style In Unexpected Places

  • A creative director of an interior design company learns to create elegance in 550 square feet. (The New York Times)
  • According to the author of “Retire on the House,” if you were lucky enough to invest in home properties during the “booming real estate market,” now is the moment to bank on your planning and sell. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • The owner giving you a tour of the $30 million mansion may not even be interested in selling–just showing off. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Break out the combs and bag the sheets. There’s been an estimated 20 percent increase in lice patients this school year. (New York)
  • The New York time-share may be surprising, but it’s no revelation to big-time buildings like the awaited Plaza and Manhattan Club. (New York)
  • Perhaps inspired by Ms. Corcoran, a look at the South Bronx and its first new condominium. (The New York Times)
  • Condominium board members may be held liable for injuries obtained in common areas by building defects, and “no insurance policy covers all claims under all circumstances.” (The New York Times)
  • An analysis commissioned by the city shows that even over 30 years, the returns from the proposed new Yankee Stadium will hardly cover half the public cost, plus millions more lost in rent and tax breaks. But, according to a city planner who serves on a Bronx community board, “We can’t even get our elected officials to read the environmental impact statement…How can we expect them to read a highly detailed economic paper?” (The Village Voice)
  • The Mayor and Port Authority might not be certain that Larry Silverstein should be the one to develop the World Trade Center, but Silverstein asserts the gang will have to face the facts: “Without the money you can’t build anything.” (Downtown Express)
  • Apartment Therapy clues us into Eyestorm, where one can score a David Hockney for about $2120. (Eyestorm)
  • Graffiti artists don’t appreciate Councilmember Peter Vallone of Astoria, who has worked to double the penalties for street artists. (Gothamist)
  • When a Red Hook resident dug into the dirt to bury his pet iguana, he discovered what historians say is 230-year-old cannon shot from the Revolutionary War. (New York Daily News)
  • In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. But who cares? Chinese explorers hit the New World some 70 years earlier. (The Economist)
  • Two years ago, New Yorkers were told that the unidentified remains of those that died in the World Trade Center attacks would rest at the “memorial’s bedrock-level centerpiece,” but no more. The central vessel will be but a symbol now. (The New York Times)
  • – Riva Froymovich

    Monday: Style In Unexpected Places