Daily Archives: February 14, 2011
WFUV (90.7 FM) just played “Goodlovin” by the Rascals, circa 1966. The band was known as “The Young Rascals” back then, and dressed in goofy costumes involving floppy bow ties and knickers. I used to occasionally help out at “The Sound”, a teen dance held weekly at what was then Eckman and is now the Eastern Civic Center (it was in far better shape back then). Anyway, we booked this unheard-of band for all of $650. They absolutely rocked and the next week, when Goodlovin was released, it shot up the charts. The boys ditched the “Young” part of their title, dumped the knicker look, and the day of hiring the band for less than a thousand bucks was gone forever. I was lucky to have been there.
According to this article, most buyers don’t care. I guess if I were a buyer, it wouldn’t be a determinative factor either, but I’m not sure. We have pretty good service coverage here in Greenwich, but living in a dead spot would be a pain. And it’s a difficult thing for an agent to warn about because where, say, my AT&T might be dead, your Verizon might come in just fine. Probably worth checking your phone bars when at a house you’re looking at.
I see that one of the two building lots on “Silk Road” (Sachem, to you and me) in Cos Cob has sold, for $650,000. A developer bought the beautiful old house on this land some years ago and subdivided it. When the lots didn’t sell, I was hopeful that someone would reunite them with the house, but I guess not.
14 Stillman Lane, new construction in Glenville, is under contract, presumably somewhere below its original asking price of $4.875 million and perhaps below its last ask of $4.495. I confess that the desirability of this entire development project escapes me but that’s just me – if the land was good enough for the Rockefellers to buy, who am I to question? After all, my family eschewed buying land in Manhattan in the 1640s, choosing instead to establish farms in Brooklyn and Staten Island. The Rockefellers weren’t that dumb.