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headroom: interests, innovation, inspiration, creativity, and all the other thoughts I couldn't fit elsewhere

March 28, 2007

My new report card

I was talking with an agent from another company recently. I mentioned to him that it was going to be one of the busiest weeks of my year, with five transactions closing in five days. He asked the obvious business question, "How much will you be making?" to which I honestly answered, "I have no idea". It's truly a blind spot in my vision. I'm a classically left brained person, far more interested in processes than numbers.

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March 9, 2007

Greetings from New Amsterdam: Russell Shorto speaks from The Island at the Center of the World

The Downtown Alliance's next Third Thursday Lecture features Russell Shorto, author of The Island at the Center of the World and a contributing writer for the New York Times.

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February 4, 2007

Agents' angst

Last week, the New York Times ran a Real Estate section cover story called "Agents of Angst" which became one of the most talked about articles this week among agents. Author Vivian S. Toy's piece opens with a huge pull-quote about national Harris poll from July 2006 which actually ranked the relative perception of the "prestige" of 23 professions. Real Estate Agents ranked at the bottom.

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January 29, 2007

a day in the life: sleepwalking from home to ground zero

There are a few stories I want to share with you this month that got away until now; and maybe that's good, as it gives me a moment to step back to form a larger context in which to place them. They all took place on January 18th and involved things which I blogged about recently. There is a common thread running through the stories, of buildings as the focal point of larger personal and public issues. On that day; I sold the home I grew up in, saw Doug Aitken's 'sleepwalkers' at MoMA, and heard a radical vision for the redevelopment of ground-zero.

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January 12, 2007

Sleepwalkers on 53rd Street

One of the the events that I'm looking forward to this month is an interplay of art, architecture and city life. Doug Aitken's 'sleepwalkers' is an enormous public work, that will be projected onto eight facades of the MoMA building.

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January 11, 2007

Upcoming 'downtown third thursdays' series

Here's something for those of us who live and work downtown, plus everyone else interested in New York City. Starting on January 18th a new series of these outstanding lectures by authors, architects & scholars— and sometimes all three.

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January 4, 2007

This year's resolution: more living room

I create a special holiday card for my clients each year. For those of you whom didn't receive one by mail, here it is...

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December 24, 2006

new listing, sweet deal

We're on vacation until the sugar plumb fairies stop dancing around in our heads. Happy Holidays!

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December 15, 2006

a year of growth in a changing market

I received a citation about my recent sales after finishing in the top 2% of the company nation wide.

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November 23, 2006

thanksgiving for the memories

Yes, I'm waxing a little sentimental today.

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November 3, 2006

why a broker blog?

The best clients that I have, are also the best informed. This space is built on the premise that the more you know, the more you'll understand what's special about the real estate services that I offer.

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October 31, 2006

haunted housing

The ghastly, seasonal, smile that greets costumed guests into our homes, takes some original twists here.

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September 1, 2006

welcome to, version 2.0

You'll love this new development for the endless city views and designer layouts. It is full-service, gut-renovated, re-wired and centrally located. It's the place that has everyone talking. No board approval! Open house 24/7

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