It's consoling to know that Global warming really is no threat at all according to the politicians. The conspiracy theories are many and, of course, time will tell. Meantime, you may want to rethink that purchase of a Hamptons waterfront summer home. Or, even a few hundred feet from the water anywhere. A more "affordable" condo at Southampton's new Fairfield development for the financially challenged might be just the thing.

Be the change!  Join Community Board #2 meetings to have influence over the issues that affect your neighborhood.

All for meetings for October 2016 are listed below or available for download here. Visit CB 2's website at www.cb2manhattan.org to check for any updates and revisions to their calendar throughout the month.

Garry Kasparov is a former World Chess Champion, leader of the pro-democracy opposition to Russian President Vladmir Putin, and Chairman of Human Rights Foundation. He will discuss his latest book, Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped for a cocktail party and fundraiser at The Muses in Southhampton.

Few activists deserve honorable mention more than former State Trooper and Private Investigator Bob Olson. His bona fides are firmly rooted in Riverhead, a Long Island Town that has seen its share of promising development ideas but little in the way of sustained financial successes. Riverhead in general and Polish Town specifically, has been Olson’s home and for several generations of his family.

The real-estate story in the Hamptons is murky. Since East End brokers tend to start telling the truth about business 3 or 4 quarters after reality is painfully obvious, it is safe to say that sales are very slow, prices are off by 30 to 50 percent (from 2006)— depending upon which Hampton and how exclusive the location is— and certain price ranges do not move at all.

There is significant more pain to come in the form of unemployment, evictions and bankruptcy for Main Street.  In case you are not familiar with the term “Main Street” that means you, me, and everyone not working for Goldman Sachs, et al, and not qualified to receive government bailouts.

As previously reported in “Double-Dipping” (January 22nd, 2010), there is renewed interest in what we have been writing about. Actually, what has currently been written about is tame by comparison to what is going to happen. The median drop in housing prices across the country is roughly 30% off the peak. In reality, many areas have experienced reductions in housing prices of nearly 60%.


The Charter Revision Commission appointed by Mayor Bloomberg voted last night to postpone by eleven years the effective date when a two-term limit would take effect, even if the voters approve it in referendum this fall.


This year’s showing of visionary, art singular and self-taught artists will be held as a two part Exhibition, with two opening parties. The first portion will show May 29th thru July 23rd with the opening reception Saturday June 19th from 5 to 8 pm. Featuring Live Outsider Music and Poetry Reading by Self taught artist, poet, and song writer; Phil Demise will be giving a rare musical solo performance and reading poems from his book PERIODS. The NYC gothic blues duo Lone Vein will also be performing live.

A business associate complained today that his house was falling into foreclosure, his credit-line second mortgage was in default, his credit cards were about to be charged-off, and he has been left, literally, with nothing of value. He lives on Long Island. He has a small business where he derives his income.  He was thankful that he has no assets.  No one can attach them... 

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