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10.03.11 Bucky Turco

Traditionally, real estate in New York City has been recession proof, unless the property happens to be a tiny island with an unfortunate name that is prone to flooding during high tide. The historic Rat Island fetched a measly $160,000 at auction, which is $105,000 less than what the city assessed its property value at. […]

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09.19.11 Bucky Turco

Welcome to Rat Island. No, not the one in Alaska that was named for its infestation of actual rodents, the one off the coast of City Island that referred to prisoners on the lam as “rats.” […]

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