A daily tour around the web through the eyes of a NYC vertical dweller:
Gothamist reports that an air-conditioner fell from a sixth-floor apartment onto the awning of an East Village wine bar, severely lacerating the head of a 67-year-old Vietnam veteran. “Not that we want anybody to get hit by falling air conditioners, but you'd think—statistically speaking—an a/c unit falling onto Wine Bar on Second Avenue would be more likely to land on someone a bit more scummy yuppie.” Sociodemographic slurs aside, people, do make sure your window units are installed properly. (Gothamist)
The Apple, Peeled consults the astrologer and concludes that now might be the perfect time to list your apartment for sale. "If you believe interest rates will increase, thereby diminishing buyers' purchasing power, then you should list now while the rates are attractive. If you believe interest rates will go even lower, then we are in an even deeper economic mess than we've seen so far, meaning housing prices will likely fall further on renewed double-dip concerns … therefore you can get a better price today than tomorrow. Can the stars be any more aligned?" (The Apple, Peeled)
A reader provides a photo of her living space and asks ApartmentTherapy the question: “Everything in this photo was purchased from either Housing Works in NYC or estate sales in New Jersey (I'm totally addicted). I'm just afraid that intermixing different styles and different periods will make our home totally schizophrenic. Is this too much? Where do I draw the line?” We agree with the comments: It looks quite nice, actually. (ApartmentTherapy)
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