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I won't pretend that I've been doing things other than reading the NYT Dining & Real Estate sections. (Alain Ducasse plunges to three stars! Shittiest $300 restaurant in New York!) The gem of gems in Real Estate: Ivy League getaways. An un-ironic usage of 'getaway!' A slightly toffish article, possibly. Listings of ever-so-common apartments near the eight schools with the notable exception of Columbia. (I suppose they would direct hungry readers here.) The Princeton listing isn't too bad on paper at $265,000 for 2 bedrooms, but a glance at the map shows that the 'half-mile' trip to 'downtown' (!) Princeton is sheer fantasy, & that this pied-a-terre (I assume that's what the editors consider it) is, in fact, a stupid condo in a stupid place. How do the others look? Readers from other Ivies, report!