To round up the week, we’d like to give special mentions to a few of our favorite stories. And this week’s picks are…
- “How one writer survived in Manhattan on $1,000 a month” Making it on a budget in New York is never easy, what with the fun rents, high public transportation costs and that damn $5 beer. But one writer’s been able to survive in Manhattan for $1,000 a month, and she’s willing to share some of her secrets in a tell-all she’s penning about living life on the cheap in the big city. [Brokelyn] *Shout out to our very own NYC blogger,Amy L. Hayden! Nice work!
- “We Know What Foreign Investors Like; We Know What Foreign Investors Want“ This article, which discusses what foreign investors look for when buying a property, appeared in the WSJ recently. So we figured we’d poll a few of our agents that work with foreign investors in the NYC area to find out what they are seeing out there in the investment market. [BOND Magazine]
- “Scaled-down dorm pitched for embattled CHARAS site” Ten years ago, developer Gregg Singer stirred up a fury of opposition when he proposed razing the old P.S. 64 school building on E. Ninth St. to put up a 19-story dormitory tower. Now Singer is pitching a downscaled dorm plan to house up to 529 students in the existing turn-of-the century school building, which was landmarked in 2006, after community members mobilized to block him from tearing it down. [The Villager]
Keep the ideas flowing and the reports comin’! Thanks for the news, guys!