New entrance to #1, 2, 3 lines is now open

96th St. subway entrance on Manhattan's Upper West Side

Looking south toward W. 96th St. subway entrance.

Under construction forever and, I think, at least on and maybe ahead of schedule, the new entrance to the #1, 2 and 3 subway trains at 96th Street and Broadway on Manhattan’s Upper West Side opened today around noon.

It looks great, though still uncompleted.

I’ll have more and better photos tomorrow.

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Malcolm Carter
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Carlin had 7 dirty words, and brokers have but 1

The broker friend of mine I call Lily recently related an encounter of hers that bears retelling.

She has an old acquaintance who wants to list his two adjoining apartments totaling something like 10 rooms in a building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.  Naturally, he called Lily to see whether she would be the right broker to market the pre-war condo.

A highly successful broker for the last 27 years who seems to know every apartment in the neighborhood, not just every building, she spent hours analyzing comparable listings and visiting other large apartments that came on the market.  Then she arranged to get together with the seller.

They met, they talked, they considered selling the apartments separately or as a package, and they wrangled about price in the $3 million to $4 million range.  Continue reading