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REPORT: Obamas Shop For Manhattan Apartment

The New York Post reports: Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle are eyeing an apartment in a historic building in Manhattan, multiple sources exclusively tell Page Six. The Obamas have been looking at 10 Gracie Square on the Upper East Side, situated between East End Avenue and East River Drive and near the mayor’s residence, Gracie Mansion, according …

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Inside The Second Avenue Subway

Gizmodo took a tour of the Second Avenue subway and has posted some great photos as well as the video below. The 72nd Street station reminds me of the DC Metro. And that’s a very good thing. New York City’s new 2nd Avenue subway line is a construction project of truly monumental scale. Decades of planning and billions of dollars …

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Morning View – Upper East Side

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Morning View – Upper East Side

A lot of hullabaloo for six inches of snow. But the wind chill is minus five.

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Morning View

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Now Playing

The seven-plex in my neighborhood has bitten the dust and the storage place next door is apparently taking over the space. The theater had been in bad shape for years.

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Their Prices Are Next To Nothing

In a bit of gallows humor, a bike shop on the Upper East Side glumly notes that the storefronts on either side have been vacated due to the construction of the Second Avenue subway. Dozens of businesses have closed around here since the giant muck houses went up three years ago and blocked the shops from the view of passersby.

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UES Muck Houses To Come Down

A couple of years ago I took the above photo of one of the “muck houses” that went up all along the Upper East Side as part of the Second Avenue subway construction. Since then many businesses have gone under due to being blocked from the view of pedestrians. Some blocks have only two or three surviving shops out of …

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Morning View: Upper East Side

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MANHATTAN: Gay Music Mogul David Geffen Pays Record $54M For UES Co-Op

Billionaire gay music mogul David Geffen has agreed to pay a record-setting $54 million for an Upper East Side penthouse. The co-founder of Asylum Records and DreamWorks just closed on a $54 million duplex penthouse on the upper East Side owned by songwriter and socialite Denise Rich, real estate insiders say. The Brooklyn-born Geffen already owns an apartment in the …

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Morning View – East River

I’m just a couple of blocks from the East River, where water is already topping the seawall. Even at high tide, the water level is usually about eight feet below the ledge.  I’m guessing that they’ll have to close the FDR before too much longer.

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Inside The Second Avenue Subway

The New York Times reports today on the Second Avenue subway, whose excavation explosions still rattle my apartment daily after almost two years of work. In Manhattan, where street traffic tends to stall, only one subway runs the length of the East Side. Every weekday, 1.3 million passengers — more than are carried in 24 hours by the transit systems …

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Morning View – Neighbors On Fire

At this writing the apartment building across my back alley is in flames. I tried to go out onto my fire escape to take more photos and a fireman yelled at me to get back inside. A moment later my building was hammered by fire hoses blowing out the shown windows from inside. All the buildings on that side of …

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Shake, Rattle, & Roll

Finally we have a video of what’s been rattling my apartment daily for the last 18 months. The cat used to get freaked out, but now she hardly lifts her head.(Via – Gothamist)

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Afternoon View – UES Polling Place

Photo by Dr. Jeff.

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Morning View – Yoghund

The pet store up the street sells yoghurt for dogs.

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Morning View – First & East 72

Looking north towards Harlem.

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Afternoon View – Garbage Shot

When the folks in my building toss out books and magazines, they sometimes leave such items on top of the cans in case other tenants want them. Today: Edgar Allen Poe, investment strategies, Irish architecture. Also: the 2002 Britney Spears calendar. Score.

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Morning View – At Fairway Market

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