Dollar Bill’s dilemma

 

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$Bill’s no longer

He’s sold his home at 44 Bruce Park Drive and left town (I was aware of this but, because I’m a far nicer person than he, I didn’t bash him, or the house, while it was on the market).  The dilemma he faced was this: although he paid $1.525 million for it in 2007, his final asking price this time around was $1.375, and he received multiple offers – would he stick to his word, and sell his home at the price he asked for, or abandon his principles, go with the profit motive and sell it, not to the most deserving of buyers, but the one who had the most cash?

He sold it for $1.406 million.

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15 responses to “Dollar Bill’s dilemma

  1. Cos Cobber

    Yes, I connected your dots long ago on this listing.

    Where did he move off too? France seems fitting.

    • France would be great (for us, too bad for the French), but sadly, he’s gone to Westchester County to get better schooling for his special-needs child. That takes all the fun out of waving him goodbye, but perhaps he’ll write in from time to time and we can razz him then.

      • AJ of K-Beck

        Non, Monsieur. Oui do not want heem.

      • CatoRenasci

        While I have empathy with anyone with a special needs child, I’m not very sympathetic to the argument that the taxpayers should foot a ‘no expense spared’ bill for their schooling. For years, people have moved into Greenwich because of our reputation for very generous funding of special needs children.

        • anon2

          the article he penned is just as angry as the comments he wrote here. he has an intense dislike for anyone who doesn’t give him what he demands. I agree with Cato that its hard to be sympathetic to his argument, especially the tone of his words.

        • Riverside Dog Walker

          Cato, I was not going to punch this doggie, but I agree with you 100%. My heart goes out to parents of special needs kids because I know it is a tough situation and it is hard and often thankless work. I’ve known several people who have moved to Greenwich precisely because they thought I should share the cost of their special needs child. Similar to the conversation earlier on generous municipal pensions, there is only so much water in the trough. No one wants to make difficult decisions on allocating finite resources, we are all supposed to go along to get along.

          Bob Horton, who normally makes a lot of sense, has written his last couple of columns sympathetic to the special needs parents and he also thinks we should incur debt for capital improvements. He forgets that our municipality (the same people who brought us the sinkhole of MISA) can’t even dredge Binney Park and fix it, but he thinks that giving these bureaucrats more of our money to spend is a good idea.

          I think you have to starve the beast. Maybe hard hearted, but realistic.

  2. Cobra

    Is that an above ground pool?

  3. Riverside Chick

    Who is “He”?

  4. Anonymous

    Owner is “Lynch Ava Clothilde Gaston I Merrill, Industry Consulting Group Inc (Trustee) ”

    ctblockshopper is great resource.

  5. Libertarian Advocate

    Youre right! Learning that he has a special needs kid certainly does sap the fun out of beating him up, not that he’d accord any of us the same deference. Go in peace $B.

  6. dogwalker

    I presume it was a daughter who ran an honor system lemonade stand for many years in the summer. She had quite a following. It was very cute.

    • Cos Cobber

      yes, but without a tax stamp? or zoning approval? or even a health inspection? we have laws & regulations that must be obeyed to protect the public!

  7. anony

    The market prevailed. Why would he be against that?