Call me Nostradamus. No, no I wouldn’t want the heavy weight of knowing what the future holds, especially these days. How about the second coming of John Paulson? Sadly it would just be a fantasy as my large wager was only in my head. Like the bottom of the Mets batting line-up, two strikes and I may as well be out. Nevertheless my call for a 15% reduction in monthly apartment rents is looking very prescient these days given a recent Crain’s report indicating two months free rent1is becoming more normal in NYC.
//WHATEVER you do decide to call me, I once again recommend that you read Kevin Armstrong’s in depth and well written article about the single punch death that occurred in Queens Plaza late one night three summers ago. While the article was even-handed, I’m not so sure the sentencing announced last week struck the right balance in this complicated case. You decide.
//QUEENS NEEDS HELP! – Queens County Self Response Rate Only at 53% for the 2020 Census. We could lose lots of Federal money if we don’t get a better response. Click here to see how we’re doing vs. the rest of the nation, and act before they eat our lunch.
Real Estate Execs Saying Two Months Free Rent Becoming More Normal – what is normal these days?
Ex-Wake Forest Coach Avoids Jail Time In Fatal Punch Case – he will never have served a minute in jail after killing someone
One Striking Moment – a good summer read by former LIC resident Kevin Armstrong
A 2BR Rental In LIC For Under $3,000? – One NY couple tests their budget via the NYT
Eye Catching Art For An Unprecedented Summer – the New Yorker likes the latest exhibit in Socrates Sculpture Park
LIC Penthouse Deal Is Priciest Queens Sale in 2 Years – The View wins again
- 14 months for the price of 12 = 15% lower per month (12/14 = .85) [↩]