$225,000 for a packing lot… errr parking space!

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It’s getting a bit crowded where I live, and real estate is beginning to look pretty much out of reach for young people with an average income.

It could always be worse though…

Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times
Cynthia Habberstad, with her children, Andrew, Brielle and Brooke, said she regretted not buying a parking spot for $165,000 with the apartment she bought on West 28th Street. The spaces are now all taken.

From the NY Times:

In Houston, $225,000 will buy a three-bedroom house with a game room, den, in-ground pool and hot tub. In Manhattan, it will buy a parking space. No windows, no view. No walls.

While real estate in much of the country languishes, property in Manhattan continues to escalate in price, and that includes parking spaces. Some buyers do not even own cars, but grab the spaces as investments, renting them out to cover their costs.

Gotta love NYC!

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Wire frame sculpture of a Subaru Impreza

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Winding Road has an article about a 1:1 wire frame sculpture of a Subaru Impreza by artist Benedict Radcliffe.

Wire frame sculpture of a Subaru Impreza
This car looks quite surreal, but it’s not fake! (well, it won’t drive but it’s not a computer model)

What a cool piece of art. It reminds me a bit of those long exposure pictures with head/tail lights.

From Winding Road:

Apparently local traffic cops weren’t pleased that the art was parked outside of the gallery on the street, as over the course of a few days, it was issued a few parking tickets! The piece was recently displayed as part of a larger Radcliffe show at the Paul Smith Gallery in Mayfair last month, and we’re sorry we missed it.

There’s more information on Benedict’s work at Paul Smith‘s website.