Month: December 2022

In attacking Mayor Eric Adams’ plan to “pedestrianize” Fifth Avenue by widening sidewalks and reducing four auto lanes to one last week, I warned that it could lead to a Times Square-like situation where pedestrian plazas made for a poorer shopping environment while enabling disorderly behavior and crime. The blowback was immediate. One reader, “Uncle Sammy”
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This wholesome home has a dirty little secret — and it’s become an online sensation for it.   In Celina, Texas, an otherwise average-appearing abode listed for $604,000 has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a fireplace in the living room — and a sex room.  Indeed, listing images show a tricked-out primary suite full of sex toys
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The Federal Reserve, over its more than centurylong existence, has emerged as a leading force in the stock market. This stature was bolstered by the central bank’s adoption of two unconventional policy tools in the 2000s – large-scale asset purchases and forward guidance. Large-scale asset purchases refer to the Fed’s emergency buying of government debt
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Mortgage interest rates dropped again last week, and while that did little to bolster demand from homebuyers, it did send homeowners looking for savings on their monthly payments. Applications to refinance a home loan jumped 6% last week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. Volume, however, was still
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Take a step into a storybook at this enchanted short-term rental.  Tucked away in the rural foothills of northern Scotland’s Ben Rinnes mountain, this little Airbnb offers to transport visitors off the grid and into a fairytale.  The Bilbo Baggins-worthy hobbit hideaway gives guests a charming retreat in a wooded, round “living home” of a
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