The Afternoon Wrap: Monday

  • This week’s New York magazine real-estate section answers pertinent questions like: How much are New York “street trees” [above] worth? How “ultraminimal” can a designer’s house get? And what does Manhattan real-estate style look like in Fargo, ND? [NY]
  • There’s also a piece on real-estate cult figure Jonathan Miller, which somehow omitted interviews with his friends Woody Wheeler (“my group leader when I rode my bike across the US in ’76”) and Bart Simpson (“really! and he happens to be an appraiser”). [Matrix]
  • You know a Brooklyn neighborhood is getting too hip when neighbors start complaining about churches. “It starts with this wood clacking, like two sticks beating together, and then it goes into an all out jump-fest, with mics,” a brownstone renter complains. “It’s drumbeats and a keyboard all day long. And then this one guy starts singing–pretty poorly, I might add.”[Brooklyn Paper]
  • Being a race car driver married to a model, being an actress who played Margaret Anderson in “Father Knows Best,” or having the name Dean Witter III are all dandy ways to get expensive real estate. [WSJ]
  • The only thing better than Manhattan real estate is a Manhattan real estate-related birthday. Thusly, our best wishes go out to Cushman & Wakefield’s Cara Greenberg, who is still younger than all the Cushman bosses.

    Max Abelson

    The Afternoon Wrap: Monday