20 Bayberry Drive, Greenwich CT
Former “pit bull flop house”in Brooklyn listed at $499,000.
The faded yellow 1-bedroom “home” at 86 Bay 47th Street is a measly 12 by 26 feet and is built with aluminum siding, like some backyard sheds.
But the … abode is perfectly legal and features a small bathroom, gas, heat and hot water, according to Anothony Mussolino, the realtor who posted the listing.
“Better than a condo…asking only $499,000!” an ad on Trulia.com proclaims.
“It’s a legal, single-family home. It’s a teeny tiny house, the smallest one I’ve ever sold. There’s also partially finished basement, ” Mussolino of Ben Bay Realty told The Post.
He added, “It used to be a flop house for pets, mostly pit bulls. So it needs some work.”
The lot, which is 20 by 97 feet total, sits a couple blocks from Coney Island Creek, one of the Big Apple’s most polluted waterways.
I guess this explains why Greenwich can still look like a bargain to-out-of-towners. And provides the proof of the hypothesis that there’s a sucker born every minute (which was probably not said by P.T. Barnum, much to Connecticut’s sorrow).
Or maybe this guy
Police report that a Land Rover was stolen on Bayberry Lane, after the owner left his keys and wallet in it. Normally I suspect owner complicity in Land Rover disappearances because, given their complete unreliability, who wants one? Gotta be insurance, right?
But Bayberry is a dead end street off what might as well be another dead end street, Cherry Valley, and is littered with $5-$7 mansions. It seems unlikely that a disappointed Bayberry car owner would be so strapped for cash that he had to resort to this type of crime, and besides, you’d think you could leave your car unlocked, even with a wallet in it, in such a hard-to-get-to spot.
Which brings me to the butler: someone almost had to know where to find this car, no? And up here, in these houses, there must be butlers.
Going for the woman vote
Ted Cruz, mathematically eliminated from winning on a first-ballot vote, names a long-dead candidate as his running mate. Really? Was there anyone in America who thought Carly Fiorina was a viable candidate? Besides her parents?
This will revive Cruz’s candidacy exactly how?
15 Stillman Lane
15 Stillman Lane, which sold new for $5.5 million in 2006, has been further marked down to $4.495. Bill Gardiner builds a superb house, so apparently the only thing wrong with this property is its location.
Hard to believe a house of this quality could realize a million dollar loss after ten years, but there you have it.
Let ’em pound sand
British official fired for suggesting that Israel be moved to the United States
Bradford West MP Naz Shah shared an image that showed an outline of Israel superimposed on to a map of the USA.
The headline on the image said: ‘Solution for Israel-Palestine Conflict – Relocate Israel into United States.’
Ms Shah then wrote with the post: ‘problem solved.’
The Muslim MP today apologised for ‘offence caused’ before quitting as the shadow chancellor’s PPS.
The Facebook post, shared by Ms Shah in 2014 before she became an MP, suggested the US has ‘plenty of land’ to accommodate Israel as a 51st state, allowing Palestinians to ‘get their life and their land back’.
It added that Israeli people would be welcome and safe in the US while the ‘transportation cost’ would be less than three years’ worth of Washington’s support for Israeli defence spending.
There are approximately 6 million Jews in Israel, so Ms. Shah is correct: we could easily accommodate them. But, though small in number, the introduction of that size body of intelligent, well educated, industrious people would probably boost our GDP growth by 10%.
I understand that many (most?) Israelis are where they are because they feel the historical necessity to reclaim their country, but if the only light of freedom and prosperity in the Middle East were transplanted here, and “Palestine” was left to be reabsorbed by Syria and Jordan and its citizens returned to the natural state of misery of both those countries, who would complain? Not I.
These innocents are not “justice-involved children”, because they aren’t (currently) under arrest
Obama’s administration drops terms”Juvenile delinquent” and “bloody psychopaths” in favor of “justice-involved youth”.
Words do have meaning, and consequences, but I doubt this will actually drop the crime rate in our slums.