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The current forecast is that Hurricane Irene will reach the New York metropolitan area as a Category One storm. The ground speed of the storm has accelerated; gale forces winds of 40 miles per hour will reach New York City by 9 pm Saturday. The severe weather is expected to last between 12 and 18 hours. As Hurricane Irene continues on its path, the impact on New York City becomes more clear and additional information and precautions are being advised. Updates: * · Mayor Bloomberg ordered a (59 comments)
(iPhone photo taken Friday 9/3/2010 in anticipation of Hurricane Earl - fortunately Earl turned east out to sea)
A hurricane watch is in effect for New York City indicating hurricane conditions are possible within 48 hours. Irene is currently a Category 3 hurricane and is expected to reach the North Carolina coast on Saturday. Irene is the strongest Atlantic storm to threaten the U.S. since 2005. All residents are advised to take the following steps to prepare themselves and their residences. If your apartment has a terrace or balcony, make sure nothing can become airbourne during a high wind (2 comments)
The original Pennsylvania Station, opened in 1910, was designed by the famed McKim, Mead & White architecture firm. The station's steel and glass concourse pictured below, with its great domed roof, suggests the motion and power of the modern age.
Although a Beaux-Arts architectural masterpiece built of marble to last forever the railroad sold the air rights above the Penn Station. The building was demolished in 1960 and replaced by an office tower and new Madison Square Garden. The new Penn Station would be undergound below Madison Square Garden.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, New York's Senator for 24 (22 comments)
Manhattan Monthly Market Snapshot July 2011 - 08/11/11 08:18 PM
It's been an interesting week. The stock market has been volatile. There is national economic and political uncertainty. New York City rental rates are near record highs. Mortgage rates are near record lows. That’s a good mix for buying property. There is also a lack of inventory in Manhattan. Below is the most recent Manhattan sales data from closed sales and contracts signed July 2011.
FSBO Website Founder Hires Broker to Sell His Chelsea Condo - 08/04/11 09:03 PM
The founder of a Website "For Sale By Owner" hired a broker for 6% to sell his Chelsea Apartment. The "Do it Yourself" Guru couldn't do it himself. Preaching is always easier than practicing. The Wall Street Journal reported Colby Sambrotto, a founder of the website ForSaleByOwner.com, a website that charges fees to home owners to sell their own homes themselves couldn't sell his own home himself. Colby Sambrotto had an apartment of his own—a two bedroom in Chelsea—to sell. He couldn't sell it by himself. He spent six months trying to sell his condominium himself through online listings and classified ads. (25 comments)
Meet Saul Zabar, the co-owner of Zabar’s, a famous specialty food shop on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. Over the decades, Zabar’s has developed a reputation for high quality product and service when it comes to smoked fish. Their smoked fish department is one of the busiest fish counters in the city, hand-slicing and selling thousands of pounds of smoked fish to loyal customers every week. Visit Zabars, taste a little Upper West Side history and then stop by next door and I will help you find a high quality historic brownstone or a luxury (9 comments)
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