Out and About: Why walk, when she should run?

Early happy Halloween! (Flickr photo by minipixel)

At her open house, the listing  broker was gnashing her teeth.  (Thus the photo at right.)  Nobody but me had come to look at the three-bedroom apartment.

Previous open houses were hardly better.

Yet the place had charm. In the low 100s between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, the homey three-bedroom, two-bath unit in a 1910 doorman building has a mix of pluses and minuses.

The rooms are small, one of the two updated baths combines shower and toilet (don’t ask), the kitchen is large and expensively finished, there is a washer/dryer and the woodwork is original, albeit painted to its detriment.

“Elegant and rambling, this apartment will not last long,” goes the broker’s babble in the listing.  Right.

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