Looking Good and Feeling Good

The Internet has undoubtedly changed the world. And the world of men’s fashion is no exception. It is no secret that men have not made a past time of traditional brick-and-mortar shopping like their female counterparts. But, thanks to online consumerism, men’s fashion is experiencing a renaissance. Two individuals in particular were tired of the traditional retail experience. Benjamin Earley and Evan Fript first met in college and, upon realizing how few options men have in terms of luxury footwear and how very expensive those few options are, decided to venture into making and selling the world’s most stylish, comfortable, and affordable men’s shoes.

They say fashion comes at a price. But that price is now a bit more manageable and looking good more accessible thanks to Benjamin and Evan. They founded their Paul Evans brand of men’s leather italian shoes in 2012 and launched the Paul Evans NY e-commerce site in August 2013. During their journey, Benjamin and Evan were led to a factory in Naples, Italy where shoe making is a generations-old tradition. At first, they offered three different styles of men’s oxfords, soon expanding, in 2014, to include penny loafers, Martin whole-cut oxfords, and suede tassel loafers. In 2015, they began offering 16 different styles of men’s shoes and expanded their line to include men’s leather belts and briefcases as well.

Renting Or Buying Commercial Property In Brooklyn Or Manhattan Has Been Made Simple By Town Residential

The real estate market in New York is running very strong at the moment especially in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Contracts for Manhattan luxury properties have been signed quite frequently as of late. September of 2015 was a fantastic month for real estate in Manhattan. Olshan Realty saw 70 contracts for extravagant $4 million dollar apartments, with some even costing more. This is the best the realty market has seen for high-end living in approximately 9 years. The realty companies must be ecstatic. Other properties in Manhattan have done very well. Statistics and analysis point to terms such as absorption in other areas of Manhattan like Midtown and Midtown East.

Brooklyn, another one of New York City’s safer and more popular burrows, has been cited in the real estate analysis provided by The Real Deal which can be reviewed and interpreted here. September appeared to be a busy and big money month in Brooklyn according to the Real Deal’s real estate analysis report. Brooklyn appears to being doing well as also. There was a $1.7 multifamily dollar volume in September. It’s important to realize Brooklyn, along with Manhattan are well-off burrows of New York City, and they are beginning to expand. Some of the data on the the Real Deal market reports for the recent months in 2015 can be a bit difficult to understand without some assistance though.

Town Residential has several experienced team on NYC apartments for sale member ready, willing and able to sit down with an prospective investor or buyer and explain what absorption means in real estate jargon, and the team members of Town Residential will also be able to explain how absorption, market expansion, supply and demand and other factors can influence a buy or renters short and long term investments in pricey, upscale New York City properties. It is important to know these things when committing to such a huge purchase or decision to rent. Brooklyn and Manhattan are lovely, and they are getting lovely.

The firm of Town Residential has a principal their customers would love to know. They are full of empathy, long-time New York residents, home-owners and renters, and they want to make the clients of Town Residential as happy and comfortable as they possibly can.

Wirth announces plan for gondola


Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley ski resort, announced last April his facility will open a “base to bases” gondola between his resort and Alpine Meadows. The two operations combined in 2011 and have been finding ways to work together since that time. The two mountains, near Tahoe, are close to each other, but until now you still had to drive from one base to the other, to get from one to the other.

Wirth said between 20 and 25 percent of people at the two resorts ski at both, and many of those do on the same day. He said he did not know how much, but the gondola should cut down on traffic on the road between the two mountains.

The gondola will travel from one base to the other and some of that will be on federal land, which has been a concern to some environmentalists. The route also goes along the property line of Troy Caldwell. Wirth said he and Caldwell have worked out an agreement for the gondola to cross some of Caldwell’s land. The route will go along his western border, a press release said.

With said the idea of connecting the two resorts goes back to Wayne Pouslen, who started the Squaw Valley resort. Some have suggested this could make the two resorts the largest ski area in America. Wirth said that is possible but it is not a great concern to him. He is more interested in making the facility as good as it can be, and adding the gondola is part of that.

Wirth is CEO of Squaw Valley and has worked in the resort industry for 25 years. He began his career in the resort industry at Steamboat Springs resort in 1986.