Rental Dementia: Getting Good and Smart

Written by Brian Carter on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Posts

My phone hadn’t stopped ringing all weekend. BBQs? Picnics? Invitations to the beach? No, I’m not that popular. A new round of anxious and thrifty buyers had tracked down my latest ads and were now feverishly calling, demanding answers. “How big are they? Do they get light? What are the appliances like? When can I [&hellip
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Rental Dementia: Too Much Security Threatens Relationship

Written by Brian Carter on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Posts

“Chelsea, huh? Why Chelsea?” I asked. “Because it’s close to Penn Station,” she replied. Well there are several good reasons a person might want to move to Chelsea. It’s right above the Village, great restaurants, uninhibited rollerblading … Its close proximity to the blight surrounding West 34th Street, however, has never been mentioned as one [&hellip
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Give ‘Em Hell, Mr. Vonnegut

Written by Avery Andon on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Posts

I first met Kurt Vonnegut in May of 2005. I had been dating his youngest daughter, Lily, for several months, and she seemed eager to introduce me to her parents. So, after some deliberation at the Vonnegut’s Eastside townhouse, we decided on Serafina’s Madison Avenue location. Mr. Vonnegut expressed his willingness to troop the five [&hellip
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