Daily Archives: December 30, 2010

Nice job, John Robben

John’s a great photographer, but he tossed his camera aside to pluck a kid out of a creek at Innis Arden.

UPDATE: I really like this quote from the GPD, because Lt. Gray (by the way, what happened to my old classmate, GHS ’71, Lt. Daniel Allen?) gets what’s fun about sledding and other risky activities:

Lt. Kraig Gray, spokesman for the police department, said police were not aware of the incident, but urged residents to use caution when sledding.

“Part of what makes sledding fun is the element of danger,” Gray said “But it can be a hazardous activity, especially for young ones when they are not monitored closely.”

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Greenwich twins don’t know when to quit

Take the money and run, guys

Keep on keeping on. Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss settled with Facebook for $65 million, but now they want more. Yeah, you were probably screwed, but how much do you need to move on and get a life?.

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A despicable old traitor

I so despise Coleman McCarthy that I refused to comment on his remark that ROTC students came from parents too poor to pay college tuition, but here’s someone who still cares.

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More on the FDNY exam

The Village Voice – The Village Voice! – has a great article on why the Fireman exam has no racial content. My (few) liberal readers won’t believe me, but surely they’ll go to the source of all knowledge and report back. The judge in question is demanding that NYC hire black folks who can neither read nor think, but are er, black. The city is resisting. I’m with the city on this one.

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And all without stimulus funds

Chinese immigrants expand from basement kitchen to 5,000 sq. ft. warehouse. That should produce more jobs than Obama’s $700 billion did.

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No new firemen for NYC

18 months ago, a federal judge ruled that the FDNY’s application test discriminated against blacks, not because of any specific requirements, but because fewer blacks passed than whites. He has prohibited the department from hiring anyone until it comes up with a test he approves of. He hasn’t liked anything yet and so, down 370 new firefighters that it needs, the city of New York is paying massive overtime to current fierefighters, ruining its budget and depriving 370 men and women jobs they want. So goes modern American society.

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Don’t be stupid

Owners of 32 Dairy Road paid $4.5 million for the place in 2008 and made the following improvements:

CONCEIVED & EXECUTED BY AN INTERIOR DESIGNER ADD’S & EXTENSIVE MODIFICATIONS HAVE RECENTLY BEEN COMPLETED. A 2ND FLR ADD W/BR SUITE OFFICE & PLAYRM/GYM, NEW KITCHEN, ALL NEW BATHS, CAL CLOSETS THROUGHOUT, CRESTRON SYS, NEW TELEPHONE SYSTEM, NEW SEPTIC, CUSTOM DESIGNED KOI POND W/NEW FILTRATION. THIS IDYLLIC HAVEN W/EXTENSIVE NEW LANDSCAPING. NEW POOL & WATERFALL, NEW POOL HSE, TERRACES & VINE COVERED PERGOLA & NEW CUSTOM AWNING OVER TERRACE.
Asked $5.495, got $4.4.

280 Stanwich

 At least this owner didn’t put anything into his purchase except for a heated driveway. Paid $2.5 for it in May, 2007, and sold it yesterday for $2.1 150. Even after commissions and taxes, he got off lucky.
 
 
 
Owners of this Old Greenwich ranch asked $1.695 for it in May, 2009, sold it yesterday for $1.250. I wonder how many buyers they lost between listing it and selling it?

27 Shadybrook Lane, Old Greenwich

 
 
 
 

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