Without question, a revitalized real estate economy greatly benefits New York. As we have learned all too often, however, a frothy market can produce disastrous results and unintended consequences when buyers have more money than sense.
In a tragic turn of events last week, a troubled Upper West Side condo owner who said his building harassed him about his pitbull took his own life just hours after euthanizing his healthy five-year-old dog.
Rather than reverse a rejection, it's much more common for a board to ask for more information before rejecting, giving buyers a chance to allay anxieties or correct inaccurate or incomplete information.
Lobster, so often seen in fancy restaurants that you forget that it was caught in a trap and sold for under $3 a pound. Or at least that's the case in Maine where arguably the world's best lobsters are caught.
The plan isn't going into effect until 2013. Think you're tired of TV ads and screaming folks at town hall meetings now? Picture a more local version of that for the next four years -- not a pretty sight.
The progressives and Blue Dogs are going to have a showdown. It is going to culminate not in statements to the press (or the lack thereof), not in some whispered whip count, but rather in a very public vote.