Speechless Olympic Sunday - "You Can't Always Get What You Want"

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Proposed Jets Westside Stadium

 Proposed Jets West Side Stadium

What Politicians Wanted

the  Centerpiece Achilles heel of the NYC 2012 Olympic bid.

Hudson Yards development -The Related

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What the City Needed

Hudson Yards Residential

(renderings courtesy of NYC, Jets Football and The Related Company)

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London got what they want ... New York got what we need!

You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes well you might find
You get what you need...

The Rolling Stones

(Live 1969)

 

2012 Olympics | London 

Good Luck to all the Americans and New Yorkers competing in the Olympics - Bring home the Gold!

 

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Rainmaker
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Jill Sackler
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Guess it just works out that way sometimes - big Stones fan - great song.

July 29, 2012 03:01 PM
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Don Sabinske
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Excellent, Mitch.  You Can't Always Get What You Want...and sometimes you just get what you need.  Perfect!

July 29, 2012 03:01 PM
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Ron & Alexandra Seigel
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Mitch,

If NY had gotten the Olympics, the opening ceremony would not have been like watching paint dry...they should have had Andrew Lloyd Weber do it, and the bill was $42 and a half million...EEGADS, I think NY won!  A

July 29, 2012 03:16 PM
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Tim Lorenz
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This is interesting I really enjoy the comments and the blog.  Thanks.

July 29, 2012 03:29 PM
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Mitchell J Hall
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan, NYC
The Corcoran Group

Hi Jill, Yes it does, I love the Stones. First time I saw them was 1972 at Madison Sq Garden with Ike and Tina Turner

Don, Thanks, you can't always get what u need...

Alexandra, If NY had gotten the Olympics my summer would have been ruined. I've been so busy this summer the Olympics here probably would have interfered with my business, getting around, being able to show, list etc.

Tim, Thanks for your comment.

July 29, 2012 04:35 PM
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Larry Bettag
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And to think that the Rolling Stones were supposed to be a part of the opening ceremonies.  Good words with your 3 vignettes....

July 29, 2012 06:19 PM
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Hannah Williams
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hello Mitchell

I was just talking about you today to  friend ! Her children live in NYC and rent ! She can't believe the prices ! I told her about you next time thier lease is up I will call you ! I love the Stones Too!

Loving the Olympics have been busy also .

HelpfulHannah

July 29, 2012 06:32 PM
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Mitchell, I think that New York got the better deal - although it sounds like East London got a big boost.

July 29, 2012 08:39 PM
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Mitchell J Hall
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Larry, I didn't know that. Paul McCartney was good. The Beatles and Rolling Stones are the two best rock and roll bands from England.

Hannah, Thank you, I just had a bidding war on a studio rental listing. Rents are going up it may be cheaper to buy. I would love to help your friend's children.

Pat, The mayor thought without the stadium the area would never be developed. Turns out the stadium would have prevented commercial and residential development. Who wants to live or work near a stadium? Nobody except hot dog vendors lol.

July 30, 2012 05:10 AM
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Peggy Hughes
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Hi Mitchell, love the way you were able to integrate the lyrics of the song with your pictures!  I agree that NYC got it what it needed and the Olympics got what London needed.  Win win all around.  (BTW, Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones was my client back in the 70's - he had a summer house in Woodstock!)

July 30, 2012 08:51 AM
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Dale Terry

Mitchell, NY will get much more in housing and future taxes.  London got two weeks on the telly and a garden.

July 30, 2012 04:22 PM
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Mitchell J Hall
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Hi Peggy, Thanks. Great client. Ron Wood. I love Woodstock NY. I was actually at Woodstock the summer of 1969 at Max Yasgur's farm. I was 13 yo. I attended summer camp 45 minutes away in the Poconos. The camp thought it was a good idea to take us to the Woodstock Festival because it was so close rather than our usual camp trip to the Tanglewood Music Festival in the Berkshires. It was fun until it hit the news and all the parents called freaking out "Get our kids out of there"

Dale, I agree. The commercial and residential real estate development instead will impact our local economy long into the future. Personally I'm releaved that I'm able to get around relatively easy this week. These huge events disrupt the city and usually force locals to get out of town. I'm looking forward to selling the new inventory.

July 31, 2012 05:11 AM
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Janis Borgueta
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Mitchell... I love this! Very nicely done... As far as Woodstock.. i don't know how the camp got you out of there?? If I remember correctly the roads were closed and the traffic was crazy! What a cool camp you went to.. If you have not done so yet, you should head up to the museum.. I find it the funniest thing ever... small bus loads of children come to see the world famous site of the famous music festival that had a theme of "drugs, sex & rock and roll" . It is a fun place to visit.

August 01, 2012 10:59 AM
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Mitchell J Hall
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Hi Janis, Thanks, regarding Woodstock it was not easy getting out. They couldn't get us out until Saturday evening so we were there all day Friday, Friday night, and most of the day Saturday. We slept there in plastic tents.

We took country roads back to camp not the NY State thruway which was closed. The camp was in Winterdale PA, the nearest town was Hancock NY.

It was a very cool camp. Years later and even when I became an adult my father would refer to "Camp Willoway" as the "hippy" camp. Everytime we would have an argument he would say "I'm sorry I ever sent you to that Hippy camp"

I'm not, I loved it! LOL. I will have to check out the museum.

August 04, 2012 07:47 AM
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I'm with Ron & Alexandra.  I think you won out, except for the traffic. Cities with the Olympics tend to be like ghost towns since the residents leave.  It was like that in L.A. in '84.  You really did not know they were here.  And yes, except for the bit with the Queen and James Bond, I thought the opening ceremony was a big yawn.

August 05, 2012 06:17 PM
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