As coined in a Bloomberg article about hedge funder Ken Griffin’s $238 million condo purchase in Manhattan, a “vertical travel” is something many New Yorkers do every day – I’ve just never heard it described that way (following bold is my emphasis).
Citadel has signed a lease to anchor a skyscraper at 425 Park Avenue, eight-tenths of a mile from Griffin’s new apartment, not including vertical travel.
When Ken Griffin travels from his new penthouse to his office, I imagine his commute, that includes “vertical travel,” looks like this (bold is my emphasis):
As I was exiting Grand Central Terminal on my way to work, and Timeout New York was being passed out to commuters. Their now-free magazine cover caught my eye:
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Cracks in the “sharing economy” are forming.
As reported on Airbnb — and real estate big shots — where it hurts” Inman News…
The ad says that nearly half of the revenue from the site goes to “real estate moguls,” a figure taken from the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s “Airbnb in the City” report from October 2014.
When first moving to New York City in the mid-1980s I remember seeing this epic quote in New York Magazine:
“You know what this business is all about? Weenie-waving. Everyone does it. I do too.” -real estate developer Bruce Eichner
Fast forward to the latest copy of Wired Magazine with the theme “Sex in the Digital Age.” The real estate angle includes a mandatory SuperTall building graphic with the theme embedded subtitle.
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Don’t forget to buy his book so he can continue to be inspired to give us these types of insights.
My personal favorite:
But there are so many more to learn from…
My friend Nathan Pyle‘s book NYC Basic Tips & Etiquette is selling out at The Strand and is hovering at around #100± on Amazon overall, #1 in travel and #1 in comics. He’s so modest that he doesn’t realize how amazing it is to have Harper Collins/William Morrow behind the marketing – and they approached him! Even cooler that he gave my wife and I a shoutout in the book!
Here’s the book saga timeline (ie Facebook page).
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My friend Nathan Pyle has penned a book: NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette that should be required reading, well at least required viewing for:
You get what I mean. This book is clearly for everyone.
He’s come a long way from making selfie-videos of his basketball dunking prowess. I’ve long been a fan of his art. Nathan combines nice Midwestern sensibilities (he’s from Ohio) with street smarts, artistic talent and a dab of humor.
In fact Nathan’s only shortcoming is his siding with the “GIF” (Graphics Interchange Format) pronunciation camp while I am squarely in the “Sounds like “Jif” as in the peanut butter AND confirmed by the inventor of the “GIF” camp who said, and I quote:
“It’s pronounced JIF, not GIF.”
Here are a few samples, I plan to revisit his artwork over the next few weeks. The book even provides instructions on where to eat pizza on a busy sidewalk!!! C’mon people, the value add for that alone is worth well above the very modest price! Here are a few samples…
John Cleese, Monty Python Icon, on How to Be Creative
While this 1991 video doesn’t really fit into the general theme of Matrix, it simply isn’t what you think it is – and you don’t need to be a Monty Python Fan.
Get into “open mode” from “closed mode” by getting some quiet time and watching this clip when you get a chance.
Barry Ritholtz over at The Big Picture shared a more recent and shorter version of the speech.
Here’s an excerpt from a recent lawsuit for a NYC property that struck me as high art (modified to keep parties private).
…During the same timeframe in which the Sponsor insisted it was unable to restore service to the Condominium, it was somehow possible to locate and rescue 33 trapped miners in a remote region of Chile.
No not the jam band.
One of my sons texted this image to me without an accompanying description – it clearly reflects his potential appraisal skills.
…2 different sized pieces of string cheese still attached by the packaging…demonstrates he has the:
–Curiosity to stop grazing in the refrigerator long enough to take a picture
–Ability to identify significant variances in otherwise generally similar products
–Skill to capture the image clearly so the reader can observer the disparity
–Joy of seeing something trivial and sharing it with others
An appraiser in the making….
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