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they're single family. my ex and i looked at a smaller one, either that block or 87th, back in 1996.asking price was 375,000. the buyer got it, all cash.

we ended up buying one of the spanish houses on 75th for quite a bit less. we split in 2003, and she sold it a couple of years ago for $999, 900 - to avoid that one million dollar balloon tax.

In any case, I shan't be moving into any $1.675 million dollar homes any time soon.  Or, in this lifetime for that matter.  Sigh.

:(

 
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Peralta can send me as many birthday cards and Planned Parenthood endorsements as he wants, but I'll vote for a battered pet rock over that weasel come the next primary. He made a grave miscalculation in this climate.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Empty store fronts
« Last post by dssjh on Today at 02:20:33 PM »
this exact thing happened when i lived on the lower east side in the early '80s.

people were SHOCKED and APPALLED and dozens of stories were written in efforts to keep the mom and pop ethnic businesses safe from harm amid 700-1000 percent rent hikes. i wrote my journalism school thesis on the topic. my focus was a lovely 40 year old coffee shop called the orchidia - packed from breakfast through dinner - that had a landlord who asked $5000 per month, versus the $500 they were paying. they couldn't pay, and were replaced by the then-hip Steve's Ice Cream chain, which lasted five months.

nothing happened.

nothing happened in carroll gardens. nothing happened in the west village. nothing happened in the meatpacking district.

 just a few weeks ago, you posted an ode to how the city is always changing, and noting how foolish it is to try to stand in the way of "progress" -- the phony "progress" that is the goal here.

The only possible way I can see the lid being blown off this racket... is some serious investigative journalism by the New York Times or Village Voice. My guess is the headline EMPTY SHOP SYNDROME would interest all New Yorkers.

Perhaps the reporters might be curious to read these particular blog topic posts...?
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Empty store fronts
« Last post by Ed on Today at 12:22:14 PM »
You like that, you should check out LTV or "loan to value" financing in the real estate/development world.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Last post by Stew on Today at 12:05:37 PM »
My apologies. My contractor just told me that they changed the lock on Friday and I don't have the new key.

I'll have to do this next weekend. Very sorry for any inconvenience.


Stew
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Empty store fronts
« Last post by abcdefghijk on Today at 10:50:24 AM »
The only possible way I can see the lid being blown off this racket... is some serious investigative journalism by the New York Times or Village Voice. My guess is the headline EMPTY SHOP SYNDROME would interest all New Yorkers.

Perhaps the reporters might be curious to read these particular blog topic posts...?

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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Empty store fronts
« Last post by dssjh on Today at 09:33:39 AM »
Can we put an end to this practice and keep retail spaces occupied by changing the law to require landlords prove the space is actually rented at the new rate before there's any reassessment?

can we donate as much to politicians as landlords do, in order to get an equal voice?
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Empty store fronts
« Last post by fish2001 on Today at 01:05:48 AM »
Can we put an end to this practice and keep retail spaces occupied by changing the law to require landlords prove the space is actually rented at the new rate before there's any reassessment?
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: JH Historic District Fire Safety
« Last post by queenskid2 on Today at 01:05:03 AM »
Our bedroom is on the opposite side of the apartment from the fire escape.  We have a fire extinguisher and an escape ladder in our bedroom that just about reaches the ground. The two of us have talked about what to do in case of a fire. It's not a perfect plan, but we have put some thought into it and purchased the tools that may help us survive. Great issue to raise Redge.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Empty store fronts
« Last post by abcdefghijk on Yesterday at 11:49:02 PM »
Unfortunately my guess is that even an investigation/audit won't stop this scam.

After all Madoff was investigated many times and never caught.

It only came crashing down when the economy tanked.
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