Huh – missed this one

34 Wescott

34 Wescott Street

(Try this link – it still has pictures up, as of this writing): 34 Wescott Street, Riverside NoPo, just sold for $730,000. I had to look Wescott Street up on the map, but it turns out, I’m on it frequently, I just hadn’t noticed the name – it’s the cut through from behind McDonalds to Sheephill Road.

Judging from its pictures, it’s not at all a bad little house, and shouldn’t require all that much money to bring it up to date. Mind you, spending a whole lot on this house, this location, wouldn’t be very smart to begin with, but there’s certainly room to invest a modest amount.

People in Maine would be sobbing hysterically if they saw what this kind of money buys down here but then, people in Maine don’t work on Wall Street. That makes them doubly  lucky, I suppose.


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16 responses to “Huh – missed this one

  1. Brad Benedict

    In certain parts of Vermont for this house to get greater than 125$ would be surprising. Because all has been erased but the one photo, it could be less thatn 100 or more like 140$. Not beautiful in Vermont, yet. Stick like winter.

  2. Peter Sherr

    North Mianus School is so desirable, it helps prices in these little neighborhoods.

  3. Anonymous

    Hate to be the bearer of bad news for North Mianus, but it’s definitely not the administration, very likely not the teachers, but the high number of Asian families in the community. If you send that population to Cos Cob, the idiots being paid to run that building would get the same results.
    People need to wake up and realize it’s not the school, but the kids that walk through the door.

    • Anonymous

      100% correct. It’s not like public school teachers are assigned to schools based on merit, with the best going to the highest performing schools.

      • To the contrary, some of the very best teachers are reassigned to our worst schools, and this has been going on since at least 1970, when our beloved 8th grade biology teacher David O’Brien was yanked out of Eastern and sent to Western. Never mind that he was able to regale us with humorous horror stories from there, he accomplished little; neither has anyone else in the 45 years since this practice started. 9th Grade biology was an honors course; so the best students (and me – they screwed up) were deprived of a brilliant teacher so that he could cast his pearls before swine.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. My child did very well in NMS. She had a couple of excellent teachers, and a few average teachers, and one very poor teacher. The last principal, a woman (not that it matters) was promoted into the position. She stayed for one or two years and then retired. She had no clue what she was doing and it became very obvious that the promotion was a way to boost final years of salary, strictly to increase a pension. It appeared her promotion had nothing to do with ability. As a parents, we were very involved in our childs education and intellectual stimulus. Years later it is obvious to (us) that our efforts paid off. The HS is the same. Many of the teachers and administration are not necessarily there for the students. It amazes me that Winters appears to be Teflon. I don’t think his main priority is the students.

      So at the end of the day anon at 5:51 is correct.

  4. Anonymous

    The Asian / Japanese community in NP is low profile. Great people and great neighbors, and are as American as American can be, They are as American as the Waspy Wasps that Walt mentions regularly. Sometimes I chuckle to myself when I drive by streets named Nimitz, Arnold, McArthur that were prominent in the WWII Pacific theatre. My guess is that some of their ancestors did not do so well in that conflict, but the street names did not stop them from settling into our corner of the world.

  5. Anonymous

    I would argue they are not Americans of today but of years forgone. The average American family and child of today is not hard working, diligent, and persistent. The Japanese family next door to me goes to school 7 days a week and I’m sure the weekend Japanese school does not have homework time limits like the public schools advertise. They put in 9 extra hours a week in school, and countless hours a week in a homework. No wonder American children are falling behind.

    • Given what happens in schools today and what’s taught, I don’t think increasing a child’s exposure to the educational machine is necessarily a good thing. In fact, it borders on child abuse.

    • Anonymous

      You forgot the music lessons, usually piano, that are on top of Japanese and public school work. In many ways they are the American of years forgone, but the quintessential American of today. The saddest thing is that two other cultures in America are very different. This would be the Black Lies Matter culture and the Shari Law folks, whose cultures are against studying hard, taking music lessons and being tolerant of others. The Shari Law folks don’t believe in sending girls to school to get an education. These groups want to destroy the American culture we have today, and if you speak against it, you are immediately labeled a racist by the left liberal elite.

  6. Anonymous

    And to piggy back. It’s not North Mianus that is making them successful.

    • Anonymous

      And to an earlier point. Kids, even at that young age, are competitive, and if the kid sitting next to yours study’s hard it makes it that much easier for your child to study hard too.

      • Not in my case, but I was a hard case. The real difference, as I look back, is that the hard workers were admired by lazy f’s like myself, not dissed or bullied.

  7. Annie the cat

    34 Westcott St – someone should have removed the handicapped toilet seat before they photographed it…..

  8. PortchesterMan

    Nice crib, I hear gangbangers are welcome on this street. Proximity to McD’s is dope!

    • Anonymous

      Is that hissing noise the sound of the SOPO bubble deflating, “Pocho” Boy? Waive hello to the 6:35 tomorrow morning for me.