MORNING BULLETIN: SCOPING OUT $20 MILLION APARTMENTS, AND THOSE OWNED BY DEAD PEOPLE

February 1, 2012 Weather: Some showers expected, High of 58 Degrees.

Notices:
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has released its schedule for the Film Comment Selects series, which shows movies before they hit theaters and rediscovers other films that may not have gotten enough exposure. It starts on Feb. 17.

News:
Brokers got a peek at a $20 million apartment at newish “prewar-style” 535 West End Avenue on 86th Street, all 6,637 square feet of it. Buyers have so far found it too big, too small, or just a wee bit too expensive. But as long as there are Middle Eastern oil barons, Russian fertilizer kings, and Wall Street mavens, it will be sold. (Real Estate Weekly)

Caffe Storico in the New-York Historical Society is a little “dull”, given the setting and hype, says one reviewer. “Caffe Storico‚Äôs kitchen could use some strong espresso. Stone-hard meatballs without sauce are not the thing to put your house-pride cicchetti (small plates) on the map.” (NY Post)

When a homeowner dies, it can be hard to find out details about the death when you’re considering buying their apartment. Sometimes it takes some sleuthing. (Malcolm Carter)

A report gave an F to Mayor Bloomberg for his school closure policy. (Village Voice)

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