Category: Apartments

Moving in on the ground floor: Part 2, What will appear

12 April, 2017 (09:00) | Adaptive reuse, Apartments, Cities, Housing, Land use, New York City, Retail, Speculation, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   In Monday’s Part 1 of this (thankfully, only) two-part post, using as our seed an article from Crain’s New York (January 29, 2017), as supplemented by a serendipitous piece in Crain’s New York (April 9, 2017; burnt orange font), we saw that I pronounced […]

Moving in on the ground floor: Part 1, What will disappear

10 April, 2017 (09:00) | Adaptive reuse, Apartments, Cities, Housing, Land use, New York City, Retail, Speculation, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

By: David A. Smith   The narrower your tunnel vision, the more you fear what’s outside your perception cone:   The truth is out there   Add to that the scattered nature of news and the journalist’s hunger for topical stories with a human face, and what gets published can be expected to spotlight the […]

The room closing in: Part 5, An economic kiss of death

27 February, 2017 (09:00) | Adulthood, Aging, Apartments, Assisted living, charity, Elderly, Housing, independence, Innovation, Nursing homes, Regulation, Technology, US News | No comments

[Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.]   By: David A. Smith   He started to rise, then sank, back in the chair again. It was no dice. Just talking to someone or looking in on the place wasn’t being there. – Clifford D. Simak, Huddling Place, 1952   […]

The room closing in: Part 4, Close down rather than face violations

24 February, 2017 (09:00) | Adulthood, Aging, Apartments, Assisted living, charity, Elderly, Homes, Housing, independence, Innovation, Nursing homes, Regulation, Technology, US News |

By: David A. Smith [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] So far in this post looking at the first update to nursing home regulations in a quarter of a century I’ve covered three of the five big principles of consumer protection – freedom, choice, and security. Here was another huddling […]

The room closing in: Part 3, Once they’re out the door

23 February, 2017 (09:00) | Adulthood, Aging, Apartments, Assisted living, charity, Elderly, Housing, independence, Innovation, Nursing homes, Regulation, Technology, US News |

  By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   A society of robots for humanity’s physical needs, dogs for our emotional ones   He stayed close to the wall to keep out of people’s way, headed for a chair in one corner. He sat down and huddled […]