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August 22, 2014

The New York Times has some crazy real estate numbers from the Brooklyn housing bonanza:

  • "In the second quarter of 2014, 107 sales priced above $2 million took place, more than any other prior quarter, according to the Corcoran Group. Those deals included a $10.625 million townhouse on Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights, a $5 million loft in a shoe polish factory turned luxury condo building in Williamsburg, and a $3.15 million condo in Dumbo, to name a few.”
  • "The median rental price in northern Brooklyn was up 6.6 percent to $2,852 in July, marking the 14th consecutive year-over-year increase in monthly rent, according to a report by Douglas Elliman. That is $353 cheaper than the median monthly rent in Manhattan. Five years ago Brooklyn was $1,030 cheaper.”
  • "The number of apartments for sale dropped 5.9 percent to 4,426 in the second quarter of 2014, yet sales surged 12.5 percent to 2,086."
  • "Nearly a third of the 382 home buyers earned at least $300,000 a year, compared with just 11 percent a year ago. During the same time frame, 65 percent of home buyers offered to pay with cash, compared with 32 percent a year earlier.”

65% of home buyers paying in cash is incredible (doubling in one year no less). And this is a real gem:

It wasn’t until they had exhausted Brooklyn’s “deeper cuts,” as Ms. Kim described neighborhoods like Sunset Park, Kensington and Gowanus, that their friend Daniel Day Lee, a real estate agent with Citi Habitats, suggested they take a look at Sunnyside, Queens. They were reluctant at first. “Brian,” Ms. Kim said, “held some reservations about the Q word.” But after a visit, Mr. Witte, 36, a media planner at Comedy Central, was quickly sold on the neighborhood’s stately Tudor buildings, wide diversity, dead-on Manhattan views, attractive prices and “small town in the big city feel.”

Small town in the big city.

January 27, 2014
itsvondell:

micaelaisyourmother:

itsvondell:

oedipiss:

itsvondell:

oedipiss:

itsvondell:

if you look closely at the washington memorial, you can see a patch of discoloration on the bottom section of the structure. this is due to water damage resulting from when president nixon famously and controversially let the government open the water gate in 1973. this caused washington dc to flood and the damage took many years to repair. the american people voted to impeach president nixon for this oversight. it is widely remembered as one of the worst decisions in the world.

Actually wasn’t that because construction was stopped for a time for some reason idk but then when I started again they couldn’t get the same material

im pretty sure it was because of the water gate

Watergate was a scandal that happened in which documents were destroyed in the watergate building which lead to his impeachment. Not an actual watergate

there is a lot of conflicting information out there and probably a lot of different cover-ups to be found. who knows what really happened.

yeah guys the watergate scandal happened at the watergate hotel, democratic headquarters. and the water would never reach that level on the monument unless there was somehow a tsunami or something

i hope that one day we will know the details about what really happened so we can prevent a catastrophe like this from ever happening again.


the Brooklyn Bridge

itsvondell:

micaelaisyourmother:

itsvondell:

oedipiss:

itsvondell:

oedipiss:

itsvondell:

if you look closely at the washington memorial, you can see a patch of discoloration on the bottom section of the structure. this is due to water damage resulting from when president nixon famously and controversially let the government open the water gate in 1973. this caused washington dc to flood and the damage took many years to repair. the american people voted to impeach president nixon for this oversight. it is widely remembered as one of the worst decisions in the world.

Actually wasn’t that because construction was stopped for a time for some reason idk but then when I started again they couldn’t get the same material

im pretty sure it was because of the water gate

Watergate was a scandal that happened in which documents were destroyed in the watergate building which lead to his impeachment. Not an actual watergate

there is a lot of conflicting information out there and probably a lot of different cover-ups to be found. who knows what really happened.

yeah guys the watergate scandal happened at the watergate hotel, democratic headquarters. and the water would never reach that level on the monument unless there was somehow a tsunami or something

i hope that one day we will know the details about what really happened so we can prevent a catastrophe like this from ever happening again.

the Brooklyn Bridge

(via cockenblog)

August 2, 2013

Sooomething is going down in Brooklyn. On the BQE. Looks like Homeland Security.

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Filed under: nyc brooklyn 
June 13, 2013
This is Phyllis and occasionally she looks over the bodega down the street from my apartment. She’s British American, 76 years old, and a widow twice over. Her father was killed when the Germans were bombing London. We’re buddies and she gave me a book to read about Winston Churchill because she loves him (a lot).
Anyway I told her I would post her photo online, explained tumblr to her (she knows about “that kid who dropped out of high school”), and I said people would like the photo and I would show her. So give her some likes because she might give me a discount on beer. 

This is Phyllis and occasionally she looks over the bodega down the street from my apartment. She’s British American, 76 years old, and a widow twice over. Her father was killed when the Germans were bombing London. We’re buddies and she gave me a book to read about Winston Churchill because she loves him (a lot).

Anyway I told her I would post her photo online, explained tumblr to her (she knows about “that kid who dropped out of high school”), and I said people would like the photo and I would show her. So give her some likes because she might give me a discount on beer. 

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Filed under: brooklyn 
June 11, 2013



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Filed under: brooklyn 200 filters 
June 8, 2013
Brooklyn Naval Yard, BLDG 92

Brooklyn Naval Yard, BLDG 92

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Filed under: brooklyn 
June 1, 2013
@quarrygirl ’Brooklyn sunset’

@quarrygirl ’Brooklyn sunset’

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May 30, 2013
The Kickstarter for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade reached it’s goal of $100,000 today. If you donate just $5,000, you get to ride in this thing during the parade. 
from the site:
"Specifically commissioned for this year’s parade, this one-of-a-kind convenience features a transparent, sealed, private, and fully air-conditioned cabin allowing its dual occupants to travel in luxury. Propelled by two well-trained Satisfixation technicians, the unit includes two modified portapotty seats, providing equal parts functionality and comfort to its users. The M.P.C.P.P.F. gives you all of the benefits of experiencing the parade from the safety of your own climate-controlled shelter. A patented “Privacy Curtain” enables users a respite from onlookers as well as the ability to fully utilize the unit in perfect seclusion. Enjoy this year’s Mermaid Parade from the best seats in the house."

The Kickstarter for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade reached it’s goal of $100,000 today. If you donate just $5,000, you get to ride in this thing during the parade

from the site:

"Specifically commissioned for this year’s parade, this one-of-a-kind convenience features a transparent, sealed, private, and fully air-conditioned cabin allowing its dual occupants to travel in luxury. Propelled by two well-trained Satisfixation technicians, the unit includes two modified portapotty seats, providing equal parts functionality and comfort to its users. The M.P.C.P.P.F. gives you all of the benefits of experiencing the parade from the safety of your own climate-controlled shelter. A patented “Privacy Curtain” enables users a respite from onlookers as well as the ability to fully utilize the unit in perfect seclusion. Enjoy this year’s Mermaid Parade from the best seats in the house."

May 6, 2013

Sunday night rooftop

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Filed under: brooklyn 
May 5, 2013

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Filed under: brooklyn 
April 17, 2013
View of 1WTC from Brooklyn

View of 1WTC from Brooklyn

April 14, 2013
Fire escape view from Brooklyn to Manhattan

Fire escape view from Brooklyn to Manhattan

March 4, 2013

Exhibit A (top): My not so shabby view of Manhattan.

Exhibit B (bottom): The official groundbreaking, as of twenty minutes ago, on the lot next door.  They’re building a giant apartment complex. Work/pounding/drilling/smashing, all of that, will begin at 7:30am sharp for the next 6-12 months.

Let’s think about moving right? WRONG. If we’re to make a lateral move, without buying, and therefore continuing to rent, we’re looking at 5K upfront to move into a new building (including the returned deposit from the building we’re in now). Queens it is.

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Filed under: brooklyn queens 
March 3, 2013

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Filed under: brooklyn 
February 25, 2013

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Filed under: brooklyn