155 Pecksland Rd
155 Pecksland Road, $5.595 million. A 1930s Twachtman home on 2.5 acres. These houses were once very popular but now, not so much. Still, there are those who seek them out, so who knows?
Oh give me a home…
21 Upper Cross Road, (almost) 11 acres of undeveloped land in Conyers Farm, is not a new listing, but it does have a new broker and a new price, $8.2 million. Seller paid $9 for it in 2007, then tried to flip it for $10.5 million a couple of years later. That’s no longer a winning strategy for property in the back country, Conyers Farm or not. Betting pool, anyone? I’ll say $7.5
70 North Street
70 North Street, asking $1.435 million. I wouldn’t think this undersized (0.3 in the R-20 zone) holds much appeal to a builder, but if someone was willing to live in a well-built, but smallish house on a busy street, this price probably could work.
46 Park Avenue
And speaking of houses on 0.3 of an acre, 46 Park Avenue, in Old Greenwich, has a deal. Asking price was $3.199 million, it last sold in 2008, for $2.9.
And there’s no other picture of the exterior because …?
Actually, the latest price cut, on 158 Clapboard Ridge Road, which is now available for just $6.449 million, down from its original price a year or so ago of $7.495. Whatever the merits of this new price, and I always wonder about the appeal of 1985 homes, surely it will prove more effective than the price cut last year that took it down a whopping $5,000, from $6,995,000 to $6,990,000. Do you suppose they thought that would actually work?
Teddy Roosevelt calling
Joe Biden kicks off his campaign for president: “Our record on income inequality is no worse than Clinton’s, and they both suck.”
It’s comforting to reflect that, except for the deluded old man himself, no one gives this man any chance of prevailing.
Guy to girl and back again
Rapper who cut off his penis says it’s been reattached. Chuck Hagel will probably send him to Oberlin until the poor guy can make up his mind about what he is.
21 Center Drive
21 Center Drive, 0.14 acre, asking $989,000, has a buyer after 37 days.
19 Spezzano Drive
19 Spezzano Drive, $785,000, 19 days.
19 Hendrie Avenue
19 Hendrie Avenue, Riverside, $1.975. This started in January at $2.195 and needed a price reduction to move.
141 Doubling Rd
141 Doubling Road, $2.229 million, reports a contract after just 14 days. The house does nothing for me,but the location is convenient for mid-country.
6 Khakum Drive, originally listed at $15 million and later reduced to $9,995,000, has sold for $8,899,888. Do you find it as amusing as I do that people in this price range argue over twelve bucks? Oh well, the seller won’t miss it – his father left him an oil company and a football team.
In Old Greenwich, 17 Ferris Drive, priced at $1.650, sold for $1.6 even. No football team included.
What’s the white stuff on his/her/its face? Don’t ask, and please don’t tell.
The only difference between the two institutions is that we once could depend on the military to protect our country, while Oberlin was always an irrelevant, ridiculous sink trap for liberal delusions. Now they’ve merged.
Oberlin College orders up mandatory sensitivity to transgender athletes. And while it’s at it, bans use of sexist pronouns like she, him and “ladies and gentlemen” anywhere on campus.
The new rules would mandate transgender sensitivity training for all coaches and athletic staff members, reports Campus Reform.
In addition, the new policy would replace all gender-specific pronouns – she, her, hers, he, her, hers – with plural equivalents they, them and theirs.
Student-athletes don’t have to attend the required training sessions, but they would be “strongly encouraged.”
The new rules would also require all athletic department paperwork to say “a transgender student-athlete who was designated a female at birth and is/is not taking medically prescribed hormone replacement therapy related to gender transition” for female students who have decided they are now male students.
U.S.Defense Secretary Hagel: Time to review military’s ban on transgenders. We’ve got Russia gobbling up eastern Europe, Iran making nuclear weapons and China quadrupling the size of its military, and Obama is worried about sexually confused teenagers and missing school girls in Africa. There is no seriousness of purpose down there, as evidenced by our ambassador to Japan tweeting about whales’ rights and Moochella Obama twitting out “save our [sic] girls”. And now Mr. Hagel.
And Louden Wainwright would compose a eulogy for it
Greenwich, 1954: police officer clubs a skunk to death in front of school-aged children.
May 12, 1954 — Policeman gives demonstration on how to nip skunk … Policeman Michael J. Tomczyk gave youngsters a lesson on how to dispose of a skunk yesterday afternoon. Mrs. James Whitten, of 7 Lincoln Ave., requested his help in disposing of one on her front lawn.
The animal attracted the attention of about 20 neighborhood children. Tomczyk felled the beast with one blow of a large pole. Tomczyk said he might have used his gun, but there were too many children around.