Posted by Jonathan J. Miller -Friday, February 4, 2011, 11:57 AM
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After the photo taken last week, our appraisers were on the hunt for more literary evidence from the same author. We may have just stumbled onto an earlier work in their writing career.
Editor’s note: I feel like 3 bullet points would be more instructive. Then again, I never took an expository writing class on describing “caged vertical emergencies.”
Posted by Jonathan J. Miller -Thursday, January 27, 2011, 4:48 PM
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One of our appraisers just shared this sign – photo taken on the inside of an elevator in a Manhattan residential building.
- Soothes panicked riders – by the time you finish reading the sign, help will have arrived.
- The elevator breaks down frequently enough to warrant extensive detailed instructions.
- I’d hate to see the author’s daily “to do” list. Must be 800 pages for a dozen items.
Posted by Jonathan J. Miller -Friday, June 6, 2008, 4:55 PM
These photos say it all: captured on Movoto.com, a foreclosure listing somewhere in North Oakland, California. The listing doesn’t appear to be there now but the links to the photos are still here and here.
What was the listing agent thinking?
Posted by Jonathan J. Miller -Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 6:54 AM
It is not uncommon for tenants and homeowners to refuse to move out or sellout to developers. They simply don’t subscribe to the argument by the developer that, besides the money, it is being done for the greater good. In order to apply pressure, the developer builds taxpayers, usually one story buildings with short term tenants that pay enough rent to cover the real estate taxes. The developer simply waits, sometimes for decades until they are able to aquire the site.
Here’s an old New York Times article that provides some hold-out stories.
The page one photo in the New York Times yesterday was something more surreal. The Chinese developer simply dug out around them. The homeowners in New London, CT who were booted from their private homes by eminent domain might look at this for inspiration.
Update: More photos.