Out and About: You can’t always get what you want

Staged living room of a mid-level apartment at 535 West End Avenue.

Brokers are no different from you in an important way.  Given the opportunity to view exceptionally costly properties, especially when lunch is served on a broker tour, they’re bound to show up.

I was one of those brokers yesterday, when open houses were held for several units at 535 West End Avenue, Continue reading

Weekly roundup of news you don’t want to miss

Here’s your chance to catch up with news included to inform, enlighten and perhaps even entertain you. To read about The Big Apple, check out another of today’s three posts.

HE SCORES BIG AND HIGH IN HARLEM

SELF-STYLED OLD AND CRANKY FASHIONISTA LISTS Continue reading

The Big Apple: Condo sales off, rentals tight

BUYERS ARE BITING AT BARGAINS IN THE COUNTRY

Prices have fallen significantly, but given the lingering uncertainty in the economy, is now a smart time to buy a second home? asks the New York Times.

A look at some of the second-home markets near New York suggests Continue reading