Daily Archives: March 28, 2012

Thos. Moser comes to Greenwich

I loved this man’s simple furniture back in 1981 when I lived in Maine. Couldn’t afford it then (or now, for that matter) but always enjoyed looking at it. Now there’s a showroom in town – is that the old Dorothy’s, across from the Y? – and I suppose I’ll stop by, though his designs look more complicated now.

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At one point, 309 Taconic was its equal in price.

 

Seasonal water glimpses

1000-year-old Castle on the Rhine for $22 million. Looks like a house, not a castle but it’s probably as uncomfortable as a castle, so there’s that. Plus, I notice there’s no mention of how large an estate it sits on which to me, assuming German brokers are as duplicitous as Americans (and this is a Sotheby’s listing, after all) means that all the land it must have once commanded was sold off during those thousand years.

I know nothing about German real estate values but the Taconic Road property here in Greenwich has abandoned its $23 million price tag and is now offering to pay you to take it away – perhaps the same fate awaits in Deutschland.

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Desperate for something, anything to do in Washington, Senator Blumenthal comes up with a solution

A senate hearing into rough tactics in the NFL. “It’s perfect” the Viet Nam vet the Viet Nam era paper pusher, the  Harvard Varsity intramural swimmer said. “Television cameras, face time on the evening news and what the hell, there’s nothing important that needs our attention now anyway.”

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Because today’s teachers’ and students’ knowledge of history doesn’t extend beyond Snookie

OMG! He's got a gun!

Civil War reenactor throws schools in lock – down panic alert.

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Accepted Offer

19 Thunder Mountain Road

This is the house I mentioned earlier today that we were trying to rent, 19 Thunder Mountain Road. Nice house for a rental, I thought the Merritt noise was a bit much (the don’t call it “Thunder Mountain” for nothing) but everyone has a different ear. Owner paid $3.8 for it in 2006 and he probably wishes he hadn’t because its last asking price, after first trying to get $3.875 in 2010, was $3.350.

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From Wall Street, with love

One of my buddies sent this along.

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Dollar Bill, your marching orders have arrived

Pravda endorses Obama

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