Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick sell West Village townhouse

first_imgTagsCelebrity Real EstateManhattanResidential Real EstateWest Village Share via Shortlink Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick (Getty; Google Maps)After almost a year, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have found a buyer for one of their West Village townhouses.The couple sold a home on Charles Street for $15 million, the Wall Street Journal reported. The pair bought the home on Charles Street for $3 million in 2000, according to property records. They began looking for a buyer last January, although the property was never listed publicly; instead, it was being quietly shopped as a whisper listing.Not much is known about the home: It was built around 1905 and spans 4,182 square feet over three stories. According to previous reports, Parker, Broderick and their children were living there while work continues on the megamansion the couple is building nearby on at 273 and 275 West 11th Street.It’s also not too far from the Perry Street townhouse that stood in for Carrie Bradshaw’s home on “Sex and the City,” the TV show that skyrocketed Parker to international fame.Nearby, a 7,000-square-foot townhouse at 20 East 10th Street that was once owned by the couple recently sold for $15.85 million, a hefty discount from its original asking price of $22.9 million.[WSJ]  — Keith Larsencenter_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

The Closing: Ray McGuire

first_imgRay McGuire photographed by Axel Dupeux.Ray McGuire’s path from “the streets to the suites” is made-for-movie stuff.Growing up poor and fatherless in Dayton, Ohio, he worked his way into the elite boarding school Hotchkiss, then Harvard for undergraduate, law and business degrees. He went into banking, rising to become vice-chairman at Citigroup and one of the highest-ranking Black executives on Wall Street.In October, at 63, he quit to try his hand at politics. This time, he’s not starting from the bottom: He’s running for mayor of New York City.Like most of the candidates in the Democratic pool, McGuire has no campaign experience or name recognition with average New Yorkers. He has just a few months to acclimate to the bare-knuckled world of New York City politics. What he does have is wealthy backers, who have pumped $5 million into his campaign; business experience, a selling point as the city tries to recover from the pandemic; a Spike Lee-produced campaign video; and an exceptional personal story. You were recruited to First Boston, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup. Have you ever had to apply for a job?My first interview was for a job on Wall Street. When I got to the room, there was one person there. He said, “Listen, you’ve got five minutes. Shoot your best shot.” I said, “What do you want me to say?” He says, “You’ve got four minutes and 45 seconds.” I’m from the neighborhood. You don’t let anybody get up in your grill like that.Born: Jan. 23, 1957Lives on: Upper West SideHometown: Dayton, OhioFamily: Wife Crystal McCrary, children Cole Anthony, 20, Ella Anthony, 18, and Leo, 8What was your pitch?I said, “Harvard College, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School pride themselves on taking the cream of the crop. I pride myself on being the film off the top of the cream.”What was your childhood like?I grew up in Dayton (Ohio), a proud son of a single mother. We grew up on the other side of the tracks, and my mother was a social worker. She and my maternal grandparents raised me and my two brothers. At any point we had a half a dozen foster children in our home. The paper mill [across the street] sometimes sent out fumes so strong, the only way we could breathe was to open the refrigerator door. Education was my ticket out.You’re an outlier. Can you expect other people to succeed the way you did?I shouldn’t be an outlier. I have spent a large part of my career making certain that even though I was a soul brother, S-O-U-L, I wasn’t the sole brother, S-O-L-E. Part of the pride that I take in 36 years in this business is to have extended the ladder, so that those others who had the skill set, who had the education, could have the opportunity to get into the room that I had.“I know the movers and shakers, man, from the streets to the suites.”You were in a very comfortable position, and you left it all to run for mayor. The chances of failure are pretty high.(Ray McGuire via Flickr)I love this city. This city is where I met my wife, where we’re raising our family. If I can take my lived experiences, and if I can take the leadership that I’ve evidenced every step of the way, and the relationships I have been able to develop, I can pull this city together. I can lead the greatest comeback, inclusive economic comeback, in the history of New York City.The other thing is, I don’t owe anybody anything. Like the great Shirley Chisholm, I’m unbought, unbossed and unbound.Well, you are not self-funding your campaign. You are taking donations. Not taking money from the real estate industry has become a calling card for some candidates.I am prepared to take money from anybody whose interests are aligned with mine, which is the best interest of New York City. And let me tell you something, $5,100 [the maximum contribution allowed] isn’t going to change me.Some will say, “He’s a wealthy banker, lives on Central Park West. What connection does he have to New Yorkers?”I know what it’s like to have those little small kernels of the end of soap, and you put them together to convince yourself you’ve got a bar of soap. I know what it’s like to wash tinfoil. I know what it’s like when my mother debated whether or not to pay the power [bill] or put food on the table.“We cannot tax our way out of this. We must grow our way out of this.”In your campaign launch video you refer to making the city work “for everyone.” In what ways is that not happening right now?The combination of George Floyd and Covid has unveiled what many of us lived: 400 years of systemic inequities. This has not been inclusive growth. We have divides in economics, health care, education, the carceral system. They’re only growing starker. It just took eight minutes and 46 seconds of a cold-blooded murder for us to say, “We’ve got to do something about it.”After the financial crisis of the 1970s, the future of the city was in doubt. There was a focus on creating jobs. We created nearly a million, but didn’t build housing for average New Yorkers, so people gentrified neighborhoods. Suddenly jobs were deemed bad. The Amazon campus and the Industry City rezoning went down.[The rejections of] Amazon HQ2 and Industry City would not have happened on my watch. Part of the reason is they didn’t include the community from the start, the culturally rich community that stood the risk of being displaced. You can’t come top-down. You have to make certain that you include all the constituents, especially the ones most at risk.One of the reasons many New Yorkers have a negative impression of real estate is folks building 4,000-square-foot condos and selling them for $10 million, $50 million, $238 million. What will your plan be to build units where working-class and middle-class folks can live?There was a period where we built 2.2 housing units per new job. Today, we build 0.5. The demand has so outpaced the supply that the prices have gone up. We need to change that so that we create truly affordable housing. People shouldn’t have to pay 60 to 70 percent of their income on rent. If this city is going to work, we all have to contribute, including the developers.Mayor de Blasio’s housing policy is to upzone and require 25 percent or 30 percent of units be affordable. Critics say it hasn’t produced enough affordable units. Now rezonings are rejected, so the policy can’t even be implemented.It hasn’t worked. We need to be more creative. We have underbuilt housing and overbuilt hotels. There are cities that have converted hotels to affordable housing. We should be able to do that here.“You’re a 6’4″, 200-pound Black man. Your hands go up. You respond when the questions get asked.” You can’t build in New York City without being accused of furthering gentrification. How do you overcome that?Gentrification is real. The whole complexion of these communities is changing, which is why I say for these projects to work you have to get the communities at the table, because they’re being displaced. Perception is reality in many of our communities.Government is short on cash. That has revived talk of a pied-à-terre tax. We already have a millionaire’s tax in New York, but now we’re talking about a billionaire’s tax.We cannot tax our way out of this. We must grow our way out of this. And those who have the resources, like me, are going to have to pay a little bit more. … And income tax is only 14 percent of the overall equation. So, a system that encourages [wealthy] people to leave is not going to help this city.Do you have relationships with real estate executives in New York? Do you know the movers and shakers?I knew the movers and shakers on [the] West 4th Street [basketball courts]. I know the movers and shakers of Riverside Park. I know the movers and shakers, man, from the streets to the suites. You have to have that range.You have said, “Once I take off my suit and put on a sweatsuit, I could easily be George Floyd.” Have you had any negative experiences with police?Very few Black people haven’t had an experience with the police. Three weeks ago, I get in a car, and we go two blocks. There’s a black driver, and there’s me. And there’s a police siren. Roll down the window, you’ve got two black guys in the car. “What are you guys doing?”How do you handle that?You’re a 6’4″, 200-pound Black man. Your hands go up. You respond when the questions get asked. You show no hostility. You show no movement of hands. You look directly in the eye, and no false moves. The result of which is we have no idea. The stories are out there. That’s our reality.Some people have responded by saying, “Defund the police.”I do not support the language of defund. There are very few Black people who will. I want the police to have a culture of what I call RAP: respectful, accountable and proportionate.And we need to return to community policing, so that that relationship of trust can be restored.You’re a bit of a basketball player, am I right?(Ray McGuire via Flickr)I’ve got a little game. [He averaged 28 points per game as a high school junior.]Tell me about your family.My wife [Crystal McCrary] is extraordinary. She was a lawyer. She is a documentary producer. She’s written three books. We have an 8-year-old [Leo]; he’s got a lot of game. We have an 18-year-old, Ella [McGuire’s stepdaughter]. She did extraordinarily well in school. She plays ball also. She just finished her applications to college. She’s great. And then we have a 20-year-old [Cole, McGuire’s stepson], who was a first-round draftee in the NBA for the Orlando Magic.He’s the son of Greg Anthony, who played for the Knicks. Greg Anthony could walk down the street and people would know who he was. But people don’t know you. How will you introduce yourself to New York?“I’m Ray McGuire, and I’m running for mayor.”When people understand who I am, and the life I’ve lived, and what I’ve been able to accomplish, and the support that I’ve given … It’s all about the ladder. I look at the mentees … Ryan Williams at Cadre. Robert Reffkin at Compass. I was there at the start. I have so much pride in all they’ve been able to accomplish.Most people don’t have that kind of social capital.One of the things I committed to early on was to respond to every email and every voicemail, because I recognize how difficult it is to enter. I didn’t have a legacy. They call me up and years later they say, “You don’t remember me, but you returned my phone call, and I talked to you. You gave me a little time, and that guided my path.”This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. 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Digenean Trematoda infection of inshore fish at South Georgia

first_imgA sample of 111 fish of eight species caught in two fjords at South Georgia were examined for digenean trematode parasites. The alimentary tracts of all specimens were infected with digeneans. The dominant species was Elytrophalloides oatesi (Leiper & Atkinson) which was found in all fish, with a maximum number of 1961 specimens per fish. Other common species were; Macvicaria pennelli (Leiper & Atkinson), Lepidapedon garrardi (Leiper & Atkinson), Lecithaster macrocotyle Szidat & Graefe, Genolinea bowersi (Leiper & Atkinson) and Postmonorchis variabilis Prudhoe & Bray. Three further species, Neolebouria antarctica (Szidat & Graefe), Discoverytrema markowskii Gibson and Gonocerca phycidis Manter, were rare. Infection of the most commonly caught fish at South Georgia, Notothenia rossii Richardson, is compared with that of N. rossii at Admiralty Bay, South Shetland Islands. The species composition of common parasites was similar in both areas but conspicuous differences in the frequency of individual digenean species were found.last_img read more

Reassessment of net surface mass balance in Antarctica

first_imgRecent in situ measurements of surface mass balance and improved calculation techniques are used to produce an updated assessment of net surface mass balance over Antarctica. A new elevation model of Antarctica derived from ERS-1 satellite altimetry supplemented with conventional data was used to delineate the ice flow drainage basins across Antarctica. The areas of these basins were calculated using the recent digital descriptions of coastlines and grounding lines. The delineation of drainage basins was achieved using an automatic procedure, which gave similar results to earlier hand-drawn catchment basins. More than 1800 published and unpublished in situ measurements of net surface mass balance from Antarctica were collated and then interpolated. A net surface mass balance map was derived from passive microwave satellite data, being employed as a forcing field to control the interpolation of the sparse in situ observations. Basinwide integrals of net surface mass balance were calculated using tools available within a geographic information system. It is found that the integrated net surface mass balance over the conterminous grounded ice sheet is 1811 Gton yr−1 (149 kg m−2 yr−1), and over the entire continent (including ice shelves and their embedded ice rises) it is 2288 Gton yr−1 (166 kg m−2 yr−1). These values are around 18% and 7% higher than the estimates widely adopted at present. The uncertainty in these values is hard to estimate from the methodology alone, but the progression of estimates from early studies to the present suggests that around ±5% uncertainty remains in the overall values. The results serve to confirm the great uncertainty in the overall contribution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to recent and future global sea level rise even without a substantial collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.last_img read more

Poleward‐moving HF radar flow bursts in the cusp: Transient changes in flow speed or direction?

first_imgPoleward‐moving line‐of‐sight velocity “flow bursts” have been observed in the cusp by two southern hemisphere SuperDARN HF radars with overlapping fields‐of‐view. This has allowed the estimation of unambiguous two‐dimensional velocity vectors in the vicinity of the “flow bursts”. Rather than showing enhancements in the flow magnitude, the velocity vectors suggest that the line‐of‐sight velocity enhancements are a result of a change in the direction of the flow associated with latitudinal motion of the convection reversal boundary. These observations may have important implications for understanding the ionospheric footprint of flux transfer events, and also illustrate that caution is needed when interpreting line‐of‐sight velocity data from single radars.last_img read more

Effects of a viscoelastic lithosphere on the isostatic bedrock response

first_imgThe lithosphere responds to loading by elastic flexure which is followed by viscous relaxation, the amount of which depends on the stress duration. This study compares results of an Earth model in which the lithosphere is modelled as a purely elastic layer and as a more general viscoelastic solid overlain by a rigid crust. It shows the emergence of a noticeable difference in the short wavelength (1×102–5×102 km) component of the bedrock deformation after loading durations of the order of 105–106 yr assuming a lower lithosphere viscosity of the order of 1023–1024 Pa.s. In particular, for the long-term loading hypothesised to be imposed by the East Antarctic ice sheet, we find that aviscoelasticlithosphere yields a more local deformation pattern to which ice sheet dynamics are highly sensitive. It confirms that modelling of the Antarctic long-term evolution would benefit from a fully coupled ice/bedrock approach in which the lithosphere would be represented by aviscoelastic solid.last_img read more

The surface climatology of an ordinary katabatic wind regime in Coats Land, Antarctica

first_imgThe surface climatology of Coats Land, Antarctica, is described through observations from automatic weather stations, from Halley station, from upper air soundings and from satellite remote sensing. Coats Land consists of the Brunt Ice Shelf and the adjoining continent to the South. The topography of this region is typical of much of the Antarctic coastal fringes: a modest slope (5% at most) and relative uniformity across the slope. A basic climatology broken into site and season is presented. In winter, and to an extent in the equinoctial seasons, the region clearly divides into two dynamical regimes. Over the ice shelf winds are usually from the east or occasionally from the west, whereas over the continental slopes winds are from the east to south quadrant. Over the ice shelf the surface layer is about 10 K colder, in terms of potential temperature, than on the continent, and is also more stable than on the steeper parts of the slope. Motivated by case studies. three criteria are developed to select a subset of the data that are katabatic in the sense that the flow is believed to be primarily due to a downslope buoyancy forcing. On the continental slope, the Criteria pick out a coherent Subset of the data that are tightly clustered in wind speed and wind direction. Typical katabatic winds are from 10degrees to the east of the fall line and 7.5 ms(-1) at the steepest part of the slope (5.1 ms(-1) higher up). They are rarely more than 15 ms(-1) in this region; hence their description as ordinary, in contrast with those extraordinary katabatic regimes that have been the focus of previous studies. The katabatic flow remains close to adiabatic as it moves down the slope, and is relatively dry near the slope foot. We estimate the flow to be primarily katabatic at most 40-50% of the time, although it may appear to be katabatic, from wind speed and wind direction characteristics, some 60-70% of the time. There is no coherent katabatic-flow signature on the ice shelf.last_img read more

Weight loss during breeding is adaptive for female macaroni penguins, Eudyptes chrysolophus

first_imgQuestion: How does the female macaroni penguin balance her own needs with those of her chick during breeding?Features of the model: We model the behaviour of female macaroni penguins during a sensitive life-history stage as a function of the availability of their main prey species, Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba), using stochastic dynamic programming. In the model, females maximize accumulated delivery to the chick, accounting for metabolic losses. Chick fullness is included as a state in the model. Range of key variables: We test three scenarios for krill availability, which changes with distance from the nest. In the first, krill abundance increases with distance from the nest, with no variability in the reward at each distance. In the second, variability increases proportionally with the increasing amount of krill available at each distance from the nest. In the third, the abundance of krill at each distance from the nest is constant, but variability decreases further from the nest. Conclusions: Natural selection should produce females that sacrifice their own condition to meet the increasing demands of their chicks. We predict a weight loss of 10-20%, which is comparable to the empirical average of 14%. We also predict that females will endure the cost of travelling further from the nest to obtain a more predictable meal of krill, even if the mean reward does not change with distance from the nest.last_img read more