Density Intensity

Real Estate, a crop that can be harvested every month-Samuel J. LeFrak This is a follow up to my article I had written last year and part one on real estate and population density.  It’s no secret that crowds are bad. There was a time not long ago when politicians, environmentalists, engineers, ethnologists and biologists…

Sleepwalking Land

Soap floods oil in water all churn in the wake on the great ship of progress the crew can’t find the brake klaxons are blaring the admiral snores command submarines boil in oceans while the armies fight with suns.- Joe Strummer  When social engineering came to town in the form of LGBT affordable housing long before…

Caveat Emptor

This past April, Bitcoin reached a market cap of 2.3 trillion, which is the equivalent of 1/5th of the U.S economy and we watched it plummet to 1.5 trillion at the tail end of May. Those who have been crypto enthusiasts are use to the volatile crypto market and millionaires have been minted overnight, for…

For The Love Of Dog

Bestiality means never having to say you’re sorry. I embrace being a social pariah when I share my opinion on pet ownership. Not liking dogs has become the moral equivalent of baby seal clubbing. When I see the dog park being a main social attraction to meet others, I know we are at some strange…

L.A. Riots Revisited

Trust the universe and know that people walk with you for a certain reason, and when their time with you is over, you’ve taken from them what you needed and you take that with you. You realize your purpose and leave a mark for the next generation – Dr. Myiesha Taylor, daughter of Dwight Taylor,…

Incelabration

We have heard much about “incels” recently, but just who is controlling the narrative for so-called “involuntary celibates”? How did this designation coalesce into a discrete subgroup in the first place, under what circumstances, and for what purpose?  I recently interviewed prominent “incel” streamers to hear from those who subscribe to this point of view,…

Blue Lives Matter

After several weeks on lockdown, during which time I was forced to work exclusively from home, I had developed a savage attack of “cabin fever” worse than any case of the fabled “WuFlu” ever could have been. The walls were closing in, and I ached to break free. Serendipitously, a good friend of mine, one…

Seen But Not Seen

Everyone is lying so much to be connected in America, and the tragedy is everyone is missing one another, not realizing that we are falling stars and fading fast. I spent the best years of my life living in a 3rd world country. Something was electrifying in the air living in the country’s capital. The…

Circus Maximus

It was the summer of ’94 and the New York Mets were desperate to generate some excitement after a godawful ’93 season. In typical Met fashion, they decided to focus on things other than baseball and instead built a mini-amusement park at the base of the Shea Stadium scoreboard area of the stands . I…

China, Real Estate, and Covid-19

The wine is pouring, the food stamps are soaring… I would like to share some insights regarding the diaspora of capital flight from China, as well as the transformation of the real estate market during the Covid-19 era. Let’s not fool ourselves. What, after all, was Donald Trump’s profession before his ascension to the presidency?…