Share via Shortlink Full Name* 195 Amity Street and 561 Pacific Street in Brooklyn (Photos via Google Maps; 561 Pacific)The story of Brooklyn’s luxury market last week: same as it ever was, same as it ever was.This week, 18 homes asking $2 million or more went into contract, with a combined value of $47.28 million, according to Compass’s weekly look at the borough’s luxury market. That’s a slight decrease from last week, when 19 homes went into contract with a combined value of $50 million.And like last week — and many of the prior weeks — townhouses dominated: 10 contracts signed were for those spacious properties, while the remaining eight were condos. No co-op contracts were signed.Read moreAdam America files 63-unit condo plan for BK church siteTownhouses continue to dominate Brooklyn’s luxury marketBrooklyn luxury market surges with nearly $73M in contracts Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* Townhouses remain the better deal for buyers in the borough: According to the Compass report, the average price per square foot for single- or multi-family homes was $860, with the average square footage clocking in at 3,455. Condos, meanwhile, have an average price per square foot of $1,461 and an average size of 1,699 square feet.The priciest deal of the week was for a townhouse at 195 Amity Street in Cobble Hill, which was last asking $3.75 million. The four-bedroom townhouse, which dates back to the turn of the 20th century, has some of its original details — including pine floors and marble fireplace mantels — as well as modern upgrades like central air and a “suburban-sized” laundry room, per the listing.The priciest condo on the list was at 561 Pacific Street, a ground-up development in Boerum Hill by Adam America Real Estate. The three-bedroom apartment was last listed at $2.8 million, and has a large terrace. The building itself has 62 apartments. It replaced the historic Church of the Redeemer on the corner of Pacific Street and Fourth Avenue, which the developer tore down in 2015.Contact Amy Plitt Message* Tagsbrooklyncompassluxury marketResidential Real Estatetownhouse market
During the austral midsummers of 1989/1990 and 1990/1991, seven grazing experiments were undertaken near South Georgia. The copepods spanned 3 orders of magnitude in body mass, from young copepodids of small pseudocalanids to adult females of Rhincalanus gigas. Incubations were in natural sea-water and feeding rates were determined by microscope counts of food items (size range 7–1200 μm). Daily rations of the smallest copepods were up to 120% body carbon per day. These high rations contrast with values of less than 10% for large copepods (older copepodids of Calanoides acutus and R. gigas). All sizes of copepods could ingest the full size spectrum of measured particles. However, maximum filtration rates of small copepods were on cells <100 μm whereas the large grazers cleared the largest cells (usually long diatoms) at maximum rates. Motile, non-diatom taxa (mainly heterotrophic, aloricate dinoflagellates and ciliates) did not appear to have been eaten in preference to diatoms of similar size, but their abundance and high calorific value meant that they comprised a median of 43% of carbon intake across the experiments. These motile, mainly <50 μm cells were of a suitable size for ingestion by small copepods and consequently featured more prominently in their diets. The ability of small copepods to feed heavily on cells <50 μm, before, during or after blooms, may be important in their life cycles, leading to reduced competition with their larger relatives.
An Oxford jurisprudence graduate, who sued the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (OXILP) after she failed the final exams necessary to become a solicitor, lost her case in the High Court last week.Maria Abramova, a former student of Oriel College and OXILP, now part of Oxford Brookes University, attempted to claim Â£100,000 in damages. She insisted that the reason she failed to qualify as a solicitor was because the law college was \”clearly negligent\”, as it only provided what her lawyer, Oliver Hyams, described as \”tuition in exam techniques.\”Abramova also alleged that OXILP was indirectly responsible for her subsequent failure to pass the New York Bar Exam, as she had \”found it psychologically difficult to take legal examinations following my experiences on the Course and subsequently, at OXILP\”.In the High Court ruling, the judge, Mr Justice Burnett, rejected Abramova\’s claims, adding \”she was ready to blame anyone but herself for her misfortunes.\”Julie Brannan, the director of OXILP, said, \”We are extremely pleased with this judgment, which finds in favour of the OXILP on every point.\”I have always had total confidence in the quality of the course. The continuing success of the vast majority of our students is testimony to the exceptional calibre of the teaching.\”This \”success\” was substantiated by a spokesperson for OXILP, who told Cherwell before the case was brought that of the 357 other students who studied in the same year as Abramova, more than 99% went on to pass the paper over which Abramova attempted to sue the college.When the case was brought earlier this year, questions were raised over the extent to which the increase in tuition fees will further the emergence of a \”consumer culture\” in higher education.David Barclay, President of OUSU, warned, \”We need to give students the opportunity to solve their own problems, otherwise this will not be the last time we see [establishments] in court.\”Â
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published its third progress report on the proposals going forward for the nationwide Scores on the Doors (SotD) scheme. But it said agreements have been difficult to reach and further discussions are needed.At a meeting on 21 July, the UK-wide SotD Steering Group and its Working Groups were unable to agree upon “how the top tier of the six-tier national scheme should be ‘mapped’ from the numerical score derived from the intervention-rating scheme at Annex 5 of the Food Law Code of Practice”. The Group also reached a stalemate on how the concept of ‘broad compliance’ should be ‘mapped’. “In the light of this, the Group has referred these issues back to the FSA for a decision.”The FSA said the decisions were difficult, due to the complexity of the issues and polarised views of key stakeholders.Further discussions are to take place and it is hoped that decisions will be reached in September.For more information and the chance to share your views, visit www.food.gov.uk.
Following her achievement as runner-up in the latest television series of The Apprentice, Greggs’ Helen Milligan has been named the new head of retail for the south east region. Previously the executive assistant to CEO Ken McMeikan, Milligan will now be responsible for over 200 shops and around 2,500 staff.Milligan said she was very grateful for being given time off to take part in the TV series, and thanked both Greggs staff and customers. “I am really excited to have been given this fantastic promotion and I’m looking forward to leading the south east team in my new role,” she said.Greggs’ finance director Richard Hutton told British Baker: “Helen has a bright future ahead of her at Greggs. She’s certainly a real talent, and we will be putting that to good use.”Milligan triumphed in all bar one of the tasks on the show, but was pipped to the final post by entrepreneur Tom Pellereau, who became Lord Alan Sugar’s latest business partner.
Trey Anastasio Trio has announced webcasts for all three of their upcoming sold-out performances at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans, LA via LivePhish. The highly anticipated three-night run will take place this week from Thursday, April 26th, to Saturday, April 28th, coinciding with the beginning of this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.The trio—comprised of Trey Anastasio and his longtime solo bandmates Russ Lawton (drums) and Tony Markellis (bass)—is touring in place of the full Trey Anastasio Band while keyboardist Ray Paczkowski recovers after undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor last month.You can trace the origins of the modern Trey Anastasio Band back to this trio of musicians. As Anastasio explained in a Facebook post announcing the Trey Anastasio Trio tour plans, the tour’s opening night, April 17th, 2018, marked the 20th anniversary of the first time Trey shared the stage with Tony and Russ, as part of a gig billed as 8 Foot Fluorescent Tubes, which featured the debuts of “Sand”, “First Tube”, and “Mozambique”, among others. That core group–Trey Anastasio, Russ Lawton, and Tony Markellis–soon became the original iteration of the Trey Anastasio Band.The trio mounted their first full tour in May of 1999. That tour saw the birth of many of the songs that still make up TAB setlists to this day, with just Trey, Russ and Tony holding things down. The band (and the music) continued to evolve from there, with Trey going through a litany of lineup changes, additions, and evolutions over the years, eventually landing on the robust lineups we’ve seen in recent years.While the full Trey Anastasio Band will be back in due time, the opportunity to get a taste of this rare Trey Anastasio Trio tour from their couches. For more information, or to order your webcasts for Trey Anastasio Trio’s New Orleans run, head here.
Authorities say a West Virginia man concerned about the presidential election outcome has been arrested near the U.S. Capitol. Police said they found a pistol and ammunition in the man’s car Wednesday. Seventy-one-year-old Dennis Warren Westover of South Charleston was charged with carrying a pistol without a license and other offenses. U.S. Capitol police say they found the car parked Wednesday in the middle of a Washington intersection and the driver walking in the road close to the Capitol. Police say Westover was animated and shouting at National Guard members inside a fence line. Authorities said they found a pistol and 20 bullets in Westover’s vehicle.
Star Files On the Town Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 There’s nothing like a man in uniform! Tickets are now available for the Broadway revival of On the Town. Directed by John Rando and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, the production will star Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves. Previews will start at the Lyric Theatre (formerly the Foxwoods) on September 20, with opening night set for October 16. Related Shows Tony Yazbeck First seen on Broadway in 1944, On the Town follows the adventures of three sailors on leave in New York City. Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins, the musical features music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Toe-tapping hits from the show include “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town” and “Some Other Time.” Yazbeck, Johnson and Alves will be reprising their roles from the 2013 Barrington Stage Company production of the tuner. View Comments Jay Armstrong Johnson The cast will also include Megan Fairchild, Alysha Umphress and Elizabeth Stanley. Scenic design will be by Beowulf Boritt, with lighting design by Jason Lyons, costume design by Jess Goldstein and sound design by Kai Harada.
Burlington, Monday, February 7, 2005 – City Market, Onion River Coop presented the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) with a large check in the amount of $3,719 from funds raised through the sale of Christmas trees this past holiday season.$222 of the money raised was matched through a new Neighbor to Neighbor program through Shurfine, a conventional grocery supplier to City Market. Shurfine gives City Market credit, which accrues over time. City Market can then use the money as matching funds for their own efforts. The Trees for COTS project meets the criteria for the matching funds program.Cumulatively, over the past 7 years, City Market has raised a total of $15,780 for COTS, through the Trees for COTS program. All proceeds are used to provide shelter and services to Vermonts homeless families and individuals.ADDITIONAL NOTES:City Market is searching for a new tree farmer for the Trees for COTS program for more information, please contact Jodi Harrington, City Market, 863-3659Since 1982 COTS has been providing emergency shelter, services, and housing for people who are without homes or who are marginally housed. Each year COTS serves 1,600 homeless children, women and men through nine locations in Burlington, VT.WHO COTS SERVED IN 2004:” Waystation: 487 people served, 9,589 bednights Average of 29 per night” Daystation: 781 people served, 19,149 sign-ins Average of 52 per day” Case Management Services provided service to 675 individuals” Family Shelters and Family Services (includes all people who stayed in shelters and people not in shelter who worked with our case managers): 137 families for a total of 411 persons (adults and children).” COTS housed 56 families and 86 individuals in 2004.###