Ed Snider Selling His NYC Apartment and Its Key to Gramercy Park

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Flyers owner Ed Snider purchased his Manhattan¬†pied-√†-terre in 2011 for $7 million. He renovated it with the help of Ernest de la Torre and has just listed the apartment for sale at $8.75 million. It’s nice to see that at least one of Snider’s assets has appreciated in the last three years.

It’s easy to see why the apartment commands such a princely sum. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Gramercy Park. The kitchen has plural wine refrigerators. The master bedroom includes a wood-burning fireplace and a sycamore wood walk-in closet with electronic drawers (really, when you think about it, why should you have to open your own drawers?). The remaining two bedrooms each have their own en suite baths.

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Morning Headlines: Jim Kenney Has a Rental Idea to Help Philly Schools

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Photo of Mayor Nutter in Citizen’s Bank skybox by Bradley Maule

Everyone has some kind of novel or desperate idea to get money for the schools; at this point, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn Mayor Nutter had been to Lourdes. The latest pitch comes from Councilman Jim Kenney, whose own novel idea involves city rentals — at the stadiums.

After the mayor asked for donations so students could get school supplies (I can’t believe I just wrote that sentence), Kenney suggested the city rent out the skyboxes it controls at the Linc, Citizen’s Bank Park and Wells Fargo Center. As it stands now, the tickets for those boxes go to schools, non-profits, staffers and friends of elected officials,” according to CBS 3. Ah, “friends of elected officials.”

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Property’s Morning Obsession: Video Profile of a 78-Square-Foot Rental in Manhattan

This is a unbelievable. This young gent, who studies architecture, lives in Manhattan in 78 square feet. Not only that, but he likes it, is good-natured about it, and with some sweat equity and a few trips to Home Depot, has made it pretty darn livable–even a bit enviable. There’s not really any reason that human beings take up so much space, if you think about it.

On the other hand, it’s shocking to hear how much he pays for the place. Only in New York.

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Property’s Morning Obsession: The Worst NYC Rentals You’ve Ever Seen

There’s a new Tumblr in town and it’s called The Worst Room. The person who runs it, Ryan Nethery, explains it simply: “This is a blog created for me to share the craigslist postings I sift through on a daily basis trying to find decent, affordable housing in New York City.” It operates on the so-bad-it’s-good principle of enjoyment–and it’s really, really good.

Here are a couple of our favorite examples:

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