A daily tour around the web through the eyes of a NYC vertical dweller:
- Over on StreetEasy they're talking about trading vertical living for life in the flatlands. Apparently the idea of moving to the suburbs TERRIFIES some stay-at-home-moms. One sahm notes: “I hear the term "terrifying" a lot from sahming women when the subject of suburbs comes up. i have yet to hear an explanation that is not completely demented. what is so terrifying? seriously asking.” (StreetEasy)
- The Bank for International Settlements issued a report in August looking at the effects of demographics, particularly aging, on various world real estate markets. The bad news? They conclude that prices in the United States will decline for FORTY years. The silver lining? Europe and Japan will suffer even more. Ouch. Maybe New York City, a magnet for the young, will be spared.
- A mother is being driven crazy by a neighbor's not-so-subtle response to daily household noise. She's already covered all the floors, in some areas twice. "Need help: I am getting too much stress from a neighbor downstairs. I have two boys, 2 and 4. She (single woman in her late 30s) just moved in a couple weeks ago and she bangs the floor EVERY TIME when kids walk (whether it's 8 am, 11 am or 4 pm)." What would you do? (UrbanBaby)
- Have an itch to tear out that kitchen last renovated when the color avocado was popular? Maybe you just signed a contract to purchase an estate sale wreck? New York Spaces Magazine has helpfully compiled a list of 50 of the top designers in the region, including websites. (New York Spaces)
- The Wall Street Journal knows just how much salary it takes to make a worker happy. For the average American, apparently, it’s $75,000. But in the New York Metro region happiness is more expensive, with $163,500 buying an employee’s happiness. Wonder what the number would be for Gold Coast Greenwich Village? (Wall Street Journal)