Month: December 2013

Heym Report, December 2013

In his latest report, Brown Harris Stevens’s Chief Economist, Gregory Heym, indicates stronger national economic growth than expected, despite rising mortgage rates and rising New York City unemployment: THE HEYM REPORT DECEMBER 2013

A Holiday Trip to the Bronx

Back in September, I ran a 10-mile New York Road Runners race in the Bronx, my third sanctioned race along the Grand Concourse.  Skirting around hills and Art Deco buildings sparked my interest, along with visits to New Yankee Stadium, Arthur Avenue, …

December New Development Round-Up (2 of 2)

The Charles was another casualty of the downturn in 2008-2009.  Turns out, though, that it was only partly dead. Instead of being constructed, the Charles had remained an empty lot on First Avenue and 73rd Street for the last few years.  As …

New Development Round-Up December (1 of 2)

“Pre-War,” as in Pre-World War II, is a term loaded with meaning for buyers in New York City.  For some it implies a grace of layout.  For others, thick walls, better closets, larger baths, bigger kitchens, more detail.   Pre-war predates the …