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By Stuart Soffer

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About this blog: Growing up in Brooklyn, NY I lived in high-density housing and experienced transit-oriented services first hand. During high school and college summers I worked in Manhattan drafting tenant floor plans for high-rise office buildi...  (More)

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Is it easier to get a permit to remove 62 trees than 1 tree in Menlo Park?
Nov 12, 2013 11:18 am
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Menlo Park has a heritage tree ordinance to preserve the stock of healthy trees from premature extraction. Portions of the ordinance were contentious in the... More
Debating Earthquake Insurance
Jan 5, 2015 11:54 am
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Whenever we receive a renewal statement for earthquake coverage it's a cause for wrestling whether or not to renew – damned if I do and damned if I don't. I've... More
Purge the Subscriptions Day
Apr 28, 2014 1:18 pm
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I just got off the phone with AT&T regarding my father's phone account. A very pleasant and knowledgeable person was on the other end of the line, who could also... More
Think housing is expensive here? NYC struggles with affordable housing.
Jun 8, 2014 7:46 pm
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This morning's New York Times has a good article ("Affordable Housing... More
Are you considering a remodel?
Dec 20, 2014 5:44 pm
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I shrug my head as I see a remodel in the neighborhood drag on and on. Something is wrong. We completed a partial remodel two years ago consisting of removing a... More
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