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The Open-House Log


Open House No. 2
790 Riverside Drive, near 156th Street, Apartment 8C.
Broker: Edward F. Johnston III, Brown Harris Stevens.

Who: Justin Lynch, lawyer.
What are you shopping for? My parents own the apartment downstairs that I live in. They want a room, not a couch, when they visit. [Our search] has been two years, on and off. We haven’t decided on the price.
What do you think?
It’s nicer than mine—maybe I can move up here and my parents can take the other apartment! I would prefer downtown, but it’s their money.

Who: Kim Lane, lawyer.
What are you shopping for? I’m not really looking. I know the owner—she’s got fabulous taste. She and I travel in the same social circles. I live on the East Side and I’m looking at the neighborhood.
What do you think?
I just love the kitchen—it doesn’t look like something you have to cover up. I don’t cook. I don’t want to cook. It’s brilliant for New York. Most of the things out there are junky—what you find sometimes is that people have so tastelessly renovated and added that to the price.

Who: Jacqueline Jenkins, works in corporate finance.
What are you shopping for? Open space, anywhere between 120th and 155th Streets. I live in the neighborhood—I’m renting.
What do you think?
This is my fourth apartment today—you don’t see kitchens like that often. The prices can be shocking, but I’m working through it with lots of ginger tea.

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