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Record-Breaking Rental in Bridgehampton An unknown buyer has plonked down $500,000 for two weeks at “the Sandcastle.”
The Hummer Is Dead, Long Live the Hummer One day, we will be nostalgic for even the worst of the aughts.
Bob Benmosche Is an Equal Opportunity Bully The Downturnaround is heartened to see that Andrew Cuomo isn’t the only person the new AIG CEO is talking tough to.
Ford Needs to Focus Ford has been running a public-relations campaign promoting their lack of reliance on the government. But so far, it sounds pretty weak.
We Like the New GM Ad and We’re Not Ashamed to Admit It It’s not fashionable to say anything nice about the American car companies, but Hugo Lindgren does not like the alternative.
The Downturnaround’s Top 10 Websites for Making Your Own Prediction About Economic Recovery If not for the blogosphere, Hugo Lindgren would just be a lost soul searching for a breadline to join.
The Good Times Are Over, Long Live the Okay Times So you have to trade your filet for a ham sandwich. Big deal.
Why New York City Won’t Pop Pundits and economic forecasters love coming up with elaborate scenarios for how New York City will meet its doom. The Downturnaround defies them all.
All Hail the Lowballer How the battle of wills between real-estate vultures and steadfast property owners will help the market.
The Downturnaround Keeps Its Head When Everyone Around It Is Losing Theirs Yes, the car companies are disintegrating, people are sinking their own boats, and major architectural landmarks are going for half price. But Hugo Lindgren spots a few glimmers of hope.
Recession Rocks Pyramid Prize Values Wouldn’t you hope to win a little more than $25,000 playing the ‘Pyramid’?
The Downturnaround Is Long Nebraska Hugo Lindgren ponders heartland values, in his semi-regular digest of non-depressing economic news.
The Downturnaround Believes in One World Let’s get together and feel all right about the economy.
In Which the Downturnaround Is Tested and Keeps Its Faith Times are dark, but today, a Saint brought us into the economic light.
The Day the Street Split Open We thought it was over. The Infrastructure was crumbling! And then …
Barbie: A Beacon of Hope in a Turbulent World Your semi-regular digest of not-so-terrible economic news.
The Downturnaround Kills Its Idols Even the best financial minds of our time have made mistakes.
The Stephon Marbury Model of Economic Recovery Even the Knicks’ most toxic asset looks good next to the banks!
The Consumer Spirit Continues to Endure Ain’t no recession going to keep us from our sausage, or our Louis Vuitton.
The Tide Is High, But the Downturnaround Is Holding On Sure, the markets are tanking, but the Noels are still lunching, and a bank in New York is actually HIRING. And other things to feel hopeful about, in our semi-regular digest of good economic news.
How the Financial Crisis Is Good for New York All that stuff you’ve been thinking about the artists coming back is true! At least according to one noted scholar.
Rock and Roll Is Recession-Proof In today’s digest of good economic news: Hedge funds get back on the plus side, Nate Silver applies his magical mind to the economy, and rock and roll plays so loud it can’t even hear the recession.
There’s a Guy in Times Square Giving Away Free Money And it’s not the Naked Cowboy, or Steve Schwarzman suffering a psychotic break.
Henry Blodget Is Smoking the Hopium! The Silicon Alley Insider dares to get happy.
How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Credit Default Swaps Hooray! It’s time for the Downturnaround, your dose of economic news that ISN’T despairingly negative!
Introducing the Downturnaround A digest of economic news that ISN’T despairingly negative!