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    Queen of Versailles...

    A great movie about real estate and the housing crash ... it's a documentary of one Florida couple's attempt to build the biggest house in America. The director (ok, one of my college classmates)...
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    205 Third Avenue - Gramercy Park Towers

    1962 white brick mid-rise by Samuel Paul and Seymour Jarmul. You may know it because of the distinctive swoopy canopy (that's an architectural term, right, "swoopy?") above the entrance.

    Been...
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    80 people! What wire is missing in someone's...

    80 people! What wire is missing in someone's brain that they kill 80 people? My prayers go out to the families of the victims. @KenNYC, hope all your friends and loved ones are alright!
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    The nice guy at Berried Treasure at the Columbus...

    The nice guy at Berried Treasure at the Columbus greenmarket said they should be in in two weeks ... he has ramps already, and he said the fiddleheads lag by a little bit.

    As far as cooking, I've...
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    Where can I get fiddleheads?

    No luck at Whole Foods Time Warner Center, although this should be the weekend for them.

    Mr front_porch is going to try the Union Sq. Greenmarket today -- but has anyone seen them there? Or at...
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    Are the Internet publishing overlords looking for...

    Are the Internet publishing overlords looking for more stuff to buy? Check out Ron Hogan's beatrice.com -- he's in the center of everything.
  7. Event Reading "Women and the Everyday City" 2/10/11

    Hi everybody,

    My friend Jessica Sewell -- a professor who works on architectural history and culture -- is reading tonight at Bluestockings, from her new book "Women and the Everyday City."...
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    Let's go Mets! I'd also suggest hipster...

    Let's go Mets!

    I'd also suggest hipster bowling -- you have your choice of classic Bowlmor in Greenwich Village, new Bowlmor in the old NY Times building, or The Gutter in Williamsburg.
  9. hard to predict the pace of gentrification... I...

    hard to predict the pace of gentrification... I think DUMBO gentrified much more quickly than I would have expected, while Long Island City has been on the edge of being "the next hot neighborhood"...
  10. A question that violates Fair Housing laws

    Mike, I think the reason you haven't gotten a lot of answers to your question is that it's an illegal question. Fair Housing laws prevent people from discussing real estate in terms of race and...
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    Fab as always makes me look cleverer than I could...

    Fab as always makes me look cleverer than I could by myself.
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    I think there's more demand for $5 mm apartments...

    I think there's more demand for $5 mm apartments than you think, as 1) some of my Tribeca customers move uptown and 2) families hit that demographic point where their kids are a little older and they...
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    Thanks infoshare for that foto. The former...

    Thanks infoshare for that foto. The former Cotton Exchange is also known by its address, 3 Hanover Square.

    Since I have a listing in the building (studio, $479K) I started a thread on it here:
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    ^^ the ceiling beams are concrete, covered with...

    ^^ the ceiling beams are concrete, covered with wood by the previous owner.

    To make with the pretty, one could 1) remove the wood and simply expose the concrete beams underneath, or
    2) drop the...
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    Thanks everybody! 2010 brought some great clients...

    Thanks everybody! 2010 brought some great clients (including an Emmy winner) but I also lost a dear friend to cancer... am looking forward to just chilling out with you all in a year with less...
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    3 Hanover Square -- Downtown -- Co-op

    Really, no threads on this grand old FiDi building? Guess I'll have to start one. I'm sure my having a lovely new listing in the building is merely tangential.;)

    * Former Cotton Exchange, built...
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    Sutton Manor -- 430 East 56th Street

    Okay, unsurprisingly, I have a listing in this building, a 2-BR, 2-BA plus dining, for $899K. (Come with a wallet; building only allows 60% financing).

    But it is a cool 1950s building, designed...
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    @Lofter, I'm here, dude, I'm here! You think of...

    @Lofter, I'm here, dude, I'm here! You think of me and I hear the psychic whistle ... and I'm going to try to be here more.

    @Ny Real estate Seeker,

    Big I AM NOT A LAWYER disclosure, but if...
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    oh, L1, what a year. We had some personal stuff,...

    oh, L1, what a year. We had some personal stuff, and business was awful -- I've been on streeteasy mostly, picking up clients, but I hope I never have to live through 2009 again.

    On the upside,...
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    L1, try putting out cotton balls soaked with...

    L1, try putting out cotton balls soaked with peppermint oil (Whole Foods should carry).

    Knitters say that works.

    ali r.
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    oh, for heaven's sake, isn't this horse out of...

    oh, for heaven's sake, isn't this horse out of this barn?

    I feel sorry for the residents of the Printing District who feel that their quality of life will be impinged by the sanitation garage...
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    Banker Parties in Foreclosed House

    Hi guys, I hope that everyone has been enjoying their summer. Hubby and I moved to the Upper Upper West Side (high 90s) and it's been fun, though traumatic.

    I've also been writing for CBS...
  23. $4k-$5K not going to get you a 3-BR in either of...

    $4k-$5K not going to get you a 3-BR in either of those areas -- you will get a small two (around 1000 square feet).

    You need to be looking either much farther north, or in Brooklyn or Queens. I...
  24. More: The construction guys say it is capped at...

    More: The construction guys say it is capped at its current height, that it will now be clad in eco-friendly materials and look something like a giant shed, that they are on a deadline for October 1,...
  25. What is that thing to the north of the U.N.?

    Hi guys--

    I just took a listing at 845 U.N. Plaza (aka Trump World Tower, aka "the Megu Building")

    The eastern view towards the river includes a construction site just north of the UN --...
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