In the News – March 18, 2013


03/04/13:  Spurned Apartment Buyers Still Long for ‘the One’:  Buying a home is an obstacle course strung with emotional tripwires, especially when New York City prices are involved. So if a buyer is ready to commit to an apartment but is ultimately rebuffed, it can be difficult to quickly put the old flame firmly in the past. Months or even years later, some rejected buyers shyly acknowledge that their curiosity still sometimes gets the best of them.   See the full article in the New York Times  

03/08/13  New Middle School to Be Opened in Unused P.S. 158 Space, Officials Say:  After several years of lobbying the Department of Education and elected officials to relieve overcrowding, Upper East Siders are getting a middle school in P.S. 158’s vacant space, officials announced Friday.  See the full story at

03/18/13 Jessica Lappin Advocating for Equality on International Women’s Day:  New York State is moving forward on empowering women.  Achieving pay equity, protecting reproductive rights and ending gender discrimination are some of the goals outlined in Governor Cuomo’s Women’s Equlity Agenda.  Read more about it here

3/18/13  Rise in Complaints About Rats Prompts Call for New Eradication Program:  New York City officials are calling for a publicly financed program to bait, kill and remove rats in the wake of reports that Hurricane Sandy sent droves of the rodents scurrying inland, with many of them taking up residence in new neighborhoods.  Read the full story in the New York Times

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