As someone who has devoted a great deal of time, attention and money to attempting to find solutions to homelessness and to alleviate the immediate needs of individuals who are houseless, I find that I still have an aversion to being hustled on street corners by panhandlers, begging for money to ostensibly buy a meal, a bus ticket or to secure shelter. On the other hand, how am I to know if this person’s needs are genuine?
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We all walk around the cities and towns that we live in and see homeless individuals. I always think that these people are someone’s children, someone’s siblings, maybe someone’s parents. In other words, they just didn’t turn up on a street corner as panhandlers. The root causes of homelessness are many: mental illness, addictions, and more recently just plain joblessness and hard times.
In an environment where Manhattan real estate inventory is at the lowest it has been in seven years, the perfect environment has been created for the continuation of the iconic Herzon and de Meuron 60 story Tribeca condominium tower. Begun just before the real estate bubble burst in 2008, the developers, Alexico and the Houston [Read more… ]
On February 5th, 2013, Corcoran held their annual agent awards celebration. Pamela Liebman, the President and CEO of Corcoran announced the publication of Patricia Cliff’s book, The Art of Selling Real Estate, with great accolades, and described it as the “go-to information source” for short-cutting to unparalled success in the real estate brokerage business. Other [Read more… ]
Built in 1863 as a principal holding source of water for Manhattan residents, the Central Park Reservoir was renamed in 1994 in memory of the former First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to honor her many contributions to the city. “Jackie O” as New York society columns referred to her, lived across the street in a [Read more… ]
Among the lesser known little corners of Central Park is “The Chess and Checkers House”, located on a large outcropping , which used to be called “Kinderberg” or “Children’s Mountain”. It was created in 1952 during the rein of the “urban empire builder”, Robert Moses and was paid for with private donations, primarily by a [Read more… ]