Darker than a mummy’s tomb

A real estate agent will do anything for a sale

We’re just minutes away from the closing bell and no real estate activity in the way of new sales has been reported. In fact, for all of this week there have been exactly three accepted offers: Hilton Heath (Cos Cob!), $1.698 ask; 5 Sicklebar (NOPO), $969,000; and 3 Ct. Ave (multi-family), $595,000. Last week was a bust too, if you’re counting.


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5 responses to “Darker than a mummy’s tomb

  1. Cos Cobber

    Who wants to live on “Hilton Heath” or “Sicklebar?” I see the folks on Manetti Lane wisely changed their street name to Fox Hollow. Much better, the name change instantly added 5% to the value of all the homes, maybe more.

    • I used to advocate a change,any change, from Hooker Lane on the same principle, CC.The residents certainly didn’t listen to me but they did change it to Stony Brook. Better, although I myself would prefer to live on Hooker.
      Next up, Guinea ( too ethnic) and Dingletown (sounds like dingleberry).

  2. AJ

    I believe that Guinea Road got its name because of Italian indentured servants that lived there. I can’t confirm it, but that’s what I heard many, many years ago.

  3. AJ

    The only thing I could find that comes close to confirming the story is an older post on your blog: an indentured servant, who could be of any race, was esentially a slave until his debt was worked off. So there must be something to the story, and I’m sure the answer is buried somwhere in the Greenwich Library. But I’m not about to drive down there to find out. There is a huge cliff band along the back of the Mianus River (Cognewaugh) Park where it borders Guinea Rd. The adjoining former Champion Paper property had a big rock hidden in the woods that had a bowl shaped hollow ground out on the flat top surface of the rock for grinding seeds and stuff– an Indian kitchen, and that combined with the cliff band leads me to believe that, perhaps that’s where the Indian massacre occured. Another interesting feature of the park is that there’s a shallow widening of the river, a former pond, with a lot of trenches dug downstream from the pond that parallel the river, some sort of former fancy water works, and nearby in the middle of a field — watch out for ticks — there’s a big hole in the ground where I’m sure some mansion used to sit. I like to do archeological snooping. Here’s the older post:
    January 8, 2010 at 7:02 pm
    I seem to remember from my ye olde Greenwich history class portions in elementary school that Guinea Road (definitely not pronounced Gwe-neih-ya”) was named so because that is where slaves were kept back when such practices were around. So to Pierre, I would ask what value “Slavery Road” or “BondaGe Lane” would have on current assessments?

    Beware of PC: it’s a part of a larger strategy designed to keep you from using your own mind.