Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Shape of Things to Come...?

The other Hearst newspaper in Town, the weekly Greenwich Citizen, has suddenly blossomed into a large tabloid format. This puzzled your scribe greatly, until he checked out Chris Fountain's fabulous blog, which you can read for yourself at:

Yes, folks, there's a method in the seeming madness here. When - not if, mind you - the Local Rag, aka Yellowwich Time, finally fades into the mists of history, what will happen to the local Friday real estate section with all the ads? Bingo! Hearst will merely switch them over to the Citizen, which, as it happens, is also datelined on Fridays.

Your scribe finds this an ingenious solution. The soon-to-be-late-unlamented Yellowwich Time will be replaced with a regional edition of the Connecticut Post, and the pretty pictures of the houses will now fit quite nicely into the weekly Citizen.

One imagines that the folks at Hearst are patting themselves on the back at this clever journalistic arabesque. And your scribe hereby offers them a congratulatory pat on the back as well. Nicely done!


Blogger Malicious Intent said...

So what is a Cape Cod with a white picket fence going for up there these days? Without snow.

January 11, 2009 9:01 PM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Hard to say, M. I., since the market is dead in the water. Prices generally are back to the level of five years ago, and still falling. And of course it depends on what part of town we're talking about. A back-country house will go for considerably more than one in Chickahominy or Byram (less affluent areas of Greenwich).

The other problem is that builders have been tearing down the capes and replacing them with McMansions shoehorned into small lots. The resultant concoction is both aesthetically and economically ridiculous.

As for snow, every house in town comes with it these days. No extra charge. :)

January 12, 2009 10:19 AM  
Blogger Leigh Russell said...

More activity in the virtual world than in 'real' estate these days!

January 13, 2009 3:28 PM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Har-de-har, Leigh, as we say on this side of the Pond.

January 14, 2009 11:00 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home