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Hope and Roebling + Stocks

Hope and Roebling

This construction site is by apartment. I like that it requires a crane to drop red I-beams onto the site. It seems like an L shape building that wraps around a corner building? It might just be two different construction sites next to each other. A lot of the construction around here is reconstruction/gutting but this one looks like it’s being built form scratch. A lot of buildings and no one to live in them. Lower the rent! Take a hit, guy!

So the html play below took me a really long time because I am dumb. Html-wise, it’s really ugly. Every chunk of text change needed a tag. I wanted to mess around with vertical-align and try to control where font was placed. I am such a novice. O god! Chrome and Mozilla render them differently!

Last Monday, I bought 140 shares of SOL at 5.02 and sold them three days later at 5.61 a share, for a gain of 11.75%.

Havermeyer and South 2nd Construction + Stocks

Havermeyer and South 2nd

There have been many articles and reports on the construction halt, but around my Williamsburg neighborhood, I’ve seen continuing work. This one is on Havermeyer and South 2nd. Real estate is fascinating to me now that I’ve become such a greedy bastard. It might also be related to my architecture background, where I enjoy the practicality of architecture to make a buck (the vernacular) versus the architecture of big “A” Architecture.

On a side note, I bought 180 shares of SOL at 5.42 because it dropped enough compared to the price I bought it at other times (this is my “strategy”/god I’m gonna lose money/I love gambling).  I hope it goes up or down today (it’s the early AMs) so I can get more or sell off.  Flatness makes the day unexciting.  I’m gonna post a weekly recap of my stock movements using SnagIt screen shots because I am unadvanced like that.

SOL 2009-08-12Ohs to the Nos or Yay.  We’ll see.

Housing Perusal


I’ve been looking at housing advertisements in the New York Times for a while, but have only recently seen increases in asking prices.  This seems to mirror the rally and positive sentiment of the stock market recently.  A little bit dissapointed!  On a side note, I want to attempt to give a mostly real-time account of my stock market gains and losses.  I am unsure of how to go about this but it will be a fun programming project if I can figure it out.