Daily Archives: January 30, 2013

Such a deal

12 Tyler Lane

12 Tyler Lane

12 Tyler Lane in Riverside has sold for $2,425,000. I liked this house very much inside, though the exterior was not to my taste (or my clients’ which is what’s relevant). No back yard, but it backs up to Eastern’s playing fields, it has a really appealing open floor plan and a good location on a dead end street. Owners paid $2.150 for it new in 2000 and did some work to it, so this price seems right.

23 Ridgeview

23 Ridgeview

I’ll reserve judgement on the price of a new listing at 23 Ridgeview, which came on today at $5.8 million. There has been just one sale on this street in the high $4s, so this will break that barrier, if it gets what it’s asking. Good looking house, the owners bought it new in 2005 for $4.2 million. I’m sure they don’t think this property in central Greenwich has appreciated $1.6 million since then so I assume there’s been a lot more money poured into it. Many buyers are nervous about buying the highest-priced home on any street, even this one, so I’ll be interested to watch how this progresses.

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For a culture that has yet to discover toilet paper, this is no surprise

 

Who would have guessed?

Who would have guessed?

Tallest building in Arab world shares a feature with its smaller kin: forgot the sewage system. The accumulated camel dung must be removed by truck, thousands of tons a day. “Oops! Well never mind; next year in Jerusalem” says the building’s chief architect Mufthafi Ahmed.

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Biggest boob in the universe explains everything: it’s all caused by climate warming

 

Do these ears make me look stupid?

Do these ears make me look stupid?

Christie Hefner, former Playmate in Chief and now director of leftist think tank, Center for American Progress, says Chicago’s murder rate is so high because global temperature’s heating up the streets. This is what passes for serious discussion among the intellectual elite of the climate warmists, because it’s all they have.

For the record, 4,200 + individuals, almost all young black men, have been murdered in Chicago since the start of the war in Afghanistan; that’s twice the number (2,100) of soldiers killed in that benighted, hot place during the same period. And unlike Chicago, the adversaries in Afghanistan use fully-automatic assault rifles.

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Hey, even the most depraved criminals are permitted to advocate for their own self interest

Leader of group calling for banning of semi-automatic weapons is a convicted rapist. “If I’m breaking into a house after midnight cause I got some lovin’ on my mind,” Jerome McCorry (might have) said, “I’ve got a right to know I’m safe. Let’s ban all these things, and let’s ban kitchen knives too!”

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At a low enough price, houses get interesting

I was prowling through tomorrow’s preliminary open house list (not much that’s promising, but it’s still early) and noticed two houses that seem to be approaching realistic pricing and maybe even bargain status, depending on where negotiations ended up.

43 Doubling Road

43 Doubling Road

43 Doubling Road was purchased for $5.125 million in 2008 and is now asking $4.5. Good looking house that might be affected by the sale of the house next door for $2.9 last month but this one is not that one, so perhaps an appraiser will not downgrade its price. Back lot, which works for me because it removes the house from traffic noise, which is always doubling around here. It would be cruel to mention an offer extended for this a couple of years ago, an offer that was rejected by the sellers as ridiculously low and unworthy of even a counteroffer. As is always the case, I’m sure they’d like to see that buyer come back.

19 Terrace Ave

19 Terrace Ave

19 Terrace Avenue in Riverside is proof that not everything has recovered over there, although I’m not sure why not in this house’s case, because it’s quite nice. Owners bought it for $2.8 million in 2005, renovated it and put it back up for sale in 2008 for $3.495 and it’s been on and off the market since. Current price is $2.6, which seems like a good deal, but I haven’t seen it in years. In fact, I forgot it was still on the market. No back yard that I recall but that may not be so – I’ll stop by tomorrow and refresh my memory. But $2.6? There aren’t many decent Riverside houses for sale right now in that price range.

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The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.

 

reality triumphs over illusion

reality triumphs over illusion

French businesses ordered to switch off their lights.

The French government has ordered shops and offices to turn off their lights at night in a desperate bid to save vital resources as the country struggles to prevent a looming financial crisis.

From July 1, all non-residential buildings will have to switch off interior lights one hour after the last worker leaves the premises while all exterior and shop window lighting must be turned off by 1 am.

The announcement follows an embarrassing incident for President Francois Hollande yesterday  when employment secretary Michel Sapin admitted the country was ‘totally bankrupt’.

And the bankers continue to believe in miracles, the little darlings.

 

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Limp dishrag

Can't I at least sniff your panties?

Can’t he at least sniff your panties?

Study: husbands who do housework don’t get laid. The science is settled.

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C’est l’hôpital qui se moque de la charité

Ah, la belle Paris! Shopping for prom night

Ah, la belle Paris! Shopping for prom night gas masks.

Smelly French family ordered to leave museum.

As the group browsed a room with paintings by Van Gogh, security guards told them they had to leave the building because people were “complaining about their smell”.

The worker with the Act for Dignity charity said: “I argued with the security man, telling him the family were all decent and properly dressed.

“Not a single other person had complained about us so I refute the idea that it was their smell.

“We moved on to another room, but we were again met by four museum guards who ordered us out of the building.”

How could any Frenchman possibly notice this particular odiferous bunch of sweat hogs?  I smell a rat.

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If this were England, he’d have been cautioned, then knighted by the queen

cover300014115Cops handcuff, grill seven-year-old over missing $5.

The money, which was supposed to be used for a school trip that never happened, had fallen on the ground in front of Wilson and two other boys, and one of them scooped it up.

Wilson was falsely accused of taking it, and he scuffled with one of the kids.

Officers showed up at PS X114 on Dec. 4 at about 10:20 a.m., and handcuffed and held Wilson in a room there for four hours. They then hauled him off to the 44th Precinct station house for another six hours of interrogation and verbal abuse, according to a $250 million claim against the city and the NYPD.

The boy protested his innocence, to no avail.

“Reyes was handcuffed and verbally, physically and emotionally abused, intimidated, humiliated, embarrassed and defamed,” the documents say. He was then charged with robbery.

The legal papers say another classmate later admitted the theft.

But law-enforcement sources insisted that Wilson was treated like any other young suspect.

“We responded to a 911 call of a robbery and assault . . . Eventually, [Wilson] was taken back to the precinct and placed in the juvenile room,” a source said.

“He was charged with robbery. The allegation was that he punched the kid and took his money. He took the money forcibly.

“The kid came into the precinct a little bit after 3 p.m., and he was out by 7:45 p.m. . . . That’s standard for a juvenile arrest.”

You don’t catch these thugs at seven, they’ll be drinking 16-oz soda pops by eight.

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Maybe he can invent an unknitting machine

Fred Camillo displays  traditional Cos Cob garb. (Official CC snowplow blocked from view by fire engine)

Fred Camillo displays traditional Cos Cob garb. (Official CC snowplow blocked from view by fire engine)

Cos Cob resident Joseph Kaliko named to governor’s innovation panel. “The goal of the panel is to seek out and encourage Connecticut inventors while improving the quality of life in our state,” Kaliko told FWIW’s fact checker and quote verifier B. Simonds, “and the first thing I intend to focus on is a means of separating our state representative from argyle – it’s just got to be done”.

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