Do you enjoy the sight of sausage being made?

This co-op in the west 60s is attractive and, below $600,000, pretty well priced. But notice its placement next to the entrance and essentially in the living room.

Some time ago, perhaps years, I wrote that kitchen trends inevitably change.

We can walk into a property and immediately classify that room as a product of the 60s, 70s, 80s and so on.  I predicted that the era of stainless steel and granite soon would end.

Apparently, I made the suggestion prematurely, though I am certain that, in time, I will be correct.  You know, like a stopped clock.

I also believe that open kitchens Continue reading

Weekly Roundup: The Fed’s actions could lower rates

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.

BILLY’S EX STANDS TO CLEAN UP IN MORE WAYS THAN A SPIC-AND-SPAN KITCHEN

LATE MERGER MAVEN’S FIFTH AVENUE APARTMENT IS LISTED FOR $26 MILLION

SHE’S NOW GETTING HER LETTERS AT DEVONSHIRE HOUSE IN GREENWICH VILLAGE

AUTHOR OF GREED AND GLORY ON WALL STREET BUYS SECOND MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR APARTMENT

PALIN DOPPELGANGER DISPOSES OF AN UWS STUDIO SHE USED AS AN OFFICE NEAR HER $3.4 MILLION CO-OP

NOVELIST AND PAINTER WIFE SELL GRAMERCY PARK TOWNHOUSE FOR A GREAT PRICE

ACTOR IS TREATED TO SALE OF HIS BROOKLYN TOWNHOUSE OVER THE ASKING PRICE

AND AN ACADEMY-AWARD WINNER’S MAISON BLANCHE IS FOR SALE ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE


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The Big Apple: Whither our housing market. More!

MAYBE YOU CAN SEE NEW JERSEY FROM A CONDO FACING AUCTION AND MAYBE EVEN RUSSIA

If you head to Edgewater, N.J. Nov. 17, you can start the bidding with $50,000 on a one-bedroom condo in Battery Park City.

Unit 333 at 21 South End Ave. is the only real estate in New York City among numerous other properties in New York State, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to be auctioned by the Williams & Williams company.

The Regatta

Seventeen units in the Regatta are now on the market, including one with a signed contract, at prices ranging from $385,000 for another third-floor unit described as a junior one-bedroom to $2.7 million for a two-bedroom apartment on the sixth floor.

WHITHER THE HOUSING MARKET? IT DEPENDS, SAY VARIOUS PROGNOSTICATORS

When it comes to the housing market, predictions are perilous business, notes the New York Times. A market that looked as if it was verging on a renaissance Continue reading