La Casa Nostra: A real estate story

Authors Note: Below is the opening for a 12,000 word essay that I’ve written on real estate and New York City. I may keep it in essay form or turn it into my next book. But first, I wanted to share it exclusively, for a limited time, on Medium, and see what you guys think of it. I will also be releasing other sections of the essay that deal more directly with covid, urbanism and the future of NYC. So let me know — article