Daily Archives: July 26, 2009

Has class finally washed ashore on Greenwich Avenue?

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Greenwich Gossip reports the first sighting of a neon sign for a massage joint on the Avenue.  Legit or illicit? Who knows, but we’ll post Scusie outside (it’s $55 per hour to go in and our reporting budget doesn’t extend that far) to report on who’s using the services. If it’s our Greenwich Police Force well….

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Have you seen this child?

Not that I miss him, but where the hell is Bill Clinton these days? I never thought they’d be able to shut him up and keep him from the limelight but he’s either off shelling peanuts with Jimmy and Hugo or locked in a closet. Which is it?

I did not move that ball!

I did not move that ball!

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23 West End Avenue – will it rot to pieces before it ever sells?

For reasons best known to herself, the listing agent for this bank-owned short sale continues to communicate directly with my clients even though she knows I represent them. It only seems fair to publicly report what she is trying to keep private, even from a fellow agent: The second deal on 23 West End Avenue has failed to close. I’ve mentioned before that this prefab is already rotting, the builder has stripped most of the valuable fixtures from the house and, to judge from a mattress in the dining room, may still be in possession, albeit as a squatter. The seller rejected all bids last December and tried again this past June, at a higher price than anyone had bid before and demanding an all-cash deal. The only buyer to meet those requirements couldn’t perform so the bank turned to bidder number two, who was offering less money and depended on financing to close. Oops! Couldn’t close. The problem with financing, as the seller must know, is that the house has to appraise out and I’m willing to bet that when buyers see what their lender’s appraiser thinks this place is worth they walk through the backyard to the tracks and hop the first freight out of town.

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Jim Himes – a millionaire just since the election

The Hill reports that Jim Himes has already collected over $1 million in campaign contributions since his victory last November. Aside from a warm smile from our Cos Cob millionaire, what benefits do donors expect from the man? In short, what’s he selling?

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lose your glasses in Riverside?

Mr__Magoo_01Found a pair of woman’s Yves St. Lauren glasses with white case on Riverside Avenue near Shoal Point Rd. No identification so I stuck them on the stone pillar marking the D’Arinzo property and Shoal Point.

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Lord Thomas (Friedman) turns on his furnace

Demonstrating yet again why Al Gore and his crowd were forced to change “Global Warming” to “Climate Change'” so as to maintain the panic, Accuweather reports 3,000 new July temperature lows recorded across the country.

Shangra Oakes, the Lord Thomas estate

Shangra Oakes, the Lord Thomas estate

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Obama and equal employment rights

It took all of three months,but Obama has thrown open the  White House door again for lobbyists. Hey, don’t complain: you voted for change, you got it. And now it’s changed back!

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Scusie’s Dog Bowl report: Tom Cruise to sail into Stamford Harbor!

So says FWIW’s Scusie, our gossip reporter. Scusie herself will be in her usual post today, under a table at Valbella’s/Caldors, but we’ll send staff photographer Edgar Martins over to snap a few candid shots.

Tom Cruise, Michael Bolton leave Valbella's Waterside

Tom Cruise, Michael Bolton leave Valbella's Waterside

UPDATE: Boy, we’re trying to compete with Greenwich Time here, but our own Scusie’s Dog Bowl just isn’t up to a professional reporter’s work like that of “Susie’s Dish” printed Sunday in our local paper. Darn it, with stories like this, is it any wonder people pay a buck-and-a-half for a copy? Back to work. 

Scene “¦ Cassidy Gifford, daughter of Riverside residents and TV personalities Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford, was seen July 17 having her hair cut at Carlo & Salon in the Whole Foods Shopping Center.

Now that’s hard-hitting investigative reporting.

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