Manhattan and the Snow

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What makes a snowy day in Manhattan so special to me? New Yorkers smiling as they tramp through new white snow? Warm greetings by the doorman? Or just walking into my apartment, seeing the big snowflakes tumbling down in front of the windows and smelling the homemade (no-knead-no kidding) bread awaiting its final rise.  What […]

VALUE ADDED

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We’ve been talking about the broker’s shifting role.  Following are my reflections on the subject to be published next month in The Mann Report.  I welcome your comments.      In today’s Internet Age, real estate buyers and sellers need only to turn on their computers to surf the proliferating public websites for immediate access to […]

User Friendly Architecture?

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Calling all “starchitect” buffs….The Store Front for Art and Architecture has a new exhibition of parallel video installations by film makers Ila Beka and Louise Lemoine. These four architectural movies take an everyday/insider’s look at iconic contemporary buildings and the people who inhabit them. Koolhass Houselife centers around a house in Bordeaux designed in 1998 […]