Daily Archives: November 3, 2009

Tesei wins, Lavery returns to Junior League

Looks like Tesei whumps Lavery by 60/40 or more. Interestingly, Drew Marzulla is ahead of his running mate so he’ll take her seat on the Board of Selectmen. Oh well, it’s not like it pays anything, like our tax collector position does. I can find no word on who’s ahead on that one.

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Could they be any worse than “An Inconvenient Truth”?

SOVIETPutin demands Soviet film makers succeed in the west. “All for most glorious triumph of communism over capitalism. Do we not win awards at same festivals this Mikael Moore does? Does not Hugo Chavez weep when he sees “Girl chasing Imperialistic Tiger with broom of the Proletariat”? We needs must only show these fine arts works to Americans to prove our worth. Where is that Peter Brant stooge? He will help, da?”

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Did Greenwich Time really raise its price again?

So says Bill Clark – from $0.50 to $0.75 to $1.00, all in just a few months. I wouldn’t buy it at fifty cents so I guess I’m saving twice as much now but judging from its on-line content, it doesn’t seem to be twice as good as before. Quite the contrary, now that the paper is down to one reporter and the almost-retired but still loveable nonogenarian, Bernie Yudain.

On the other hand, Peter Pervert was complaining in court the other day that his newsprint business was down, so perhaps this is Greenwich Time’s sly effort to subsidize the little fella and ensure that he keeps gracing Greenwich with novelty art like Santa with Butt Plug. I think I’ll keep my money home.

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Kind of puts me off my feed for a nice Scarpelli’s sausage

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It's not called Bible Street for nothing

Cleveland: Neighbors ignored stench of ten (found so far) decomposing bodies buried in serial killers yard – “we thought it was coming from the sausage store”.

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B of A gives up trying to find a CEO willing to live in Charlotte

Because no banker qualified to lead  Bank of America (seems like a low enough hurdle to me) is willing to relocate to Charlotte, North Carolina the bank is now offering to permit him or her to be based in New York. Hey, if that person like New Jersey then, as a reader comments below, perhaps I can sell him 15 Lia Fail – it may have the Jersey look, but taxes are a tenth of theirs.

UPDATE: I jut located Charlotte on the map and it seems to be located precisely in the middle of nowhere. How did Bank of America find its way there?

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Best value in Greenwich?

15 Lia Fail

15 Lia Fail

My vote goes to this house, 15 Lia Fail in (gasp!) Cos Cob. I mentioned it awhile ago but I’ve been soft pedaling it while I brought it to the attention of a couple of my own clients. They didn’t bite (too big for one, beyond stretching range, the other), so here it is again. It’s on over two acres, bordered by conservation land and in the nicest neighborhood in Cos Cob in my opinion. The house is in fabulous condition -one client asked if it were new and it comes with a pool and a separate guesthouse.

lia fail kitchenThe owners paid $1.8 million for it in 1999, added on to it in 2002 and renovated it in 2007. They priced it at $2.850 in 2008 and it didn’t sell. It’s back on now at $2.225 and offers more house, on better land and a better location than anything else in its price range I am aware of. I think it’s a great deal. Assessment is $1.929, and in this case, the house should command a premium over that.

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Here’s a nifty place

121 Cat Rock

121 Cat Rock

A 1960 contemporary with no updates and woods and wetlands for a yard but at $995,000 it’s got appeal (to me). Heck, you could probably get it for around what Meyer Place sold for and this one has no noise. Assessment is $1.398, so you can look forward to a reduction in your tax bill, too.

121 Cat interior

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