I continue to be incredibly busy and apologize for the weak number of posts this week. It has been unavoidable as ech day has been busier than the previous. So as many of my readers know, when I’m swamped, I often like to offer some links to stories that I find intriguing or just plain fun. So here goes:
- Bradley Hope of The New York Sun shares a "new Web site that allows New Yorkers to monitor everything happening on their block, from restaurant inspections and building violations to missed connections posted on Craigslist and news mentions." Check out Everyblock.com.
- Harry Macklowe is ceding control of 7 of his midtown office buildings to his bank (via WSJ).
- From The Real Deal comes Broker Predictions 2008.
- Super Bowl Homes on the Market in Mass, NJ, and Arizona. (via Real Estate Journal)
- My friends Joe and Rudy at Sellsius have a great piece on How a Real Estate Broker Can Lower Your Property Taxes
- The brilliant Pat Kitano at Transparent RE brings us The New Investment Banking Paradigm
- And if you need a reminder of how poorly the market is doing outside of Manhattan, check out More on Homeowners Walking Away from Calculated Risk and America’s Hardest-Hit Foreclosure Spots from Forbes.com. It’s ugly out there!
- And I must ADD this fun piece from both Boing Boing via Kottke: Frozen Grand Central is from Improv Everywhere…what a stunt…check out the video where 207 people freeze for 5 minutes in Grand Central.
Be back Monday with a continued update on our current market conditions including a report on weekend activity and a short term projection of where everything seems to be heading in the world of Manhattan residential real estate.