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Simplify is a podcast for anyone who’s taken a close look at their habits, their happiness, their relationships, or their health and thought, “There’s got to be a better way to do this.” Hear ideas that get you to better from Gretchen Rubin, David Allen, Rebecca Traister, Dan Savage, Seth Godin and many more. Hosted by Caitlin Schiller and Ben Schuman-Stoler. Brought to you by Blinkist.
 
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Leaders of NYU Langone Health discuss recruiting - during the pandemic - of physicians from various communities, thus bringing increased care and services to a greater number of people and neighborhoods. Guests discuss the expansion of virtual care for patients and virtual rounds - a tool, enabling better communication among physicians.…
 
They’re Gone, the new thriller by E. A. Aymar, writing as E. A. Barres, takes its two main characters—who on the surface have nothing in common except the recent murders of their husbands—down some very twisty roads, literally and metaphorically. At each turn, there’s a a decision to be made. The wrong choice can be... Read more »…
 
His Crystal Apple looking a little shinier, Michael Stoler and guests discuss a brighter future. Sellers are holding their properties, looking for a rebound in the market; industrial properties are popular but scarce; tenant concessions are useful in closing deals; and hotel and mall conversions are being considered, going forward.…
 
Businesses are trying with varying degrees of success to keep their doors open. Guests, representing the food industry, accounting and construction, talk about how they adapted to the Covid-19 challenge: with virtual events, seeking clients, communicating with workers and clients; some furloughing workers, some able to keep all their employees; som…
 
In spite of her first case almost killing her, in Moonflower Murders, Susan Ryeland—the book editor who Anthony Horowitz introduced to readers in his 2017 Magpie Murders—returns to look into the possibility that a young woman, before her sudden disappearance, had discerned the solution to a real-life murder from an Atticus Pünd novel by the late Al…
 
In The Year of the Gun, H.B. Lyle’s third installment of the continuing story of Wiggins—who, in his youth, was Sherlock Holmes’ Baker Street Irregular-in-Chief—the location shifts from London to, first, the Titanic, then Dublin, Ireland and, eventually, New York City. Wiggins is on a quest. Just what that quest is, however—finding a lost love,... …
 
Developers, non-profits and the "man with the money" discuss community development, a coming together of government agencies, lenders, equity investors and mission-bound non-profits in a partnership between the public and private sector. Focusing on affordable housing, guests discuss their programs in conjunction with NYCHA.…
 
Despite the pandemic, some industries: groceries, drug stores, heath care services are doing well. Retail, hospitality, restaurants - are particularly challenged by Covid-19. Noting that retail is not dead; some old and new restaurants will open and tourism will rebound, guests discuss negotiations with new and old tenants, including concessions, g…
 
Covid-19 brings New York's residential markets to a crisis: a decline in rents, largely in affordable multi-families with work-force tenants. Guests discussed fair market renters, many having left apartments and the city to live with parents. Will they return? Colleges are closed, causing a decrease in renters. Challenging!…
 
Optimistic about the future of New York's economy, guests discuss the current state of real estate activity: market rate rents, stable vs affordable rent collections, lower but improving; hotels: occupancy still poor, conversion to housing, being considered; the studio business: strong demand, robust; life sciences: a growth industry!…
 
In The Red Horse, Captain Billy Boyle—the inimitable protagonist of James R. Benn’s remarkable series of mysteries set in World War Two Europe—is sent to a secret hospital in the English countryside where he can recover from a psychotic break brought on by an overdose of amphetamines. If only recovery was his only task, because... Read more »…
 
In Part 2, bankers discuss real estate investment opportunities in 2020, including industrial/warehouse properties, food-anchored, small strip malls, and the suburban office market. The challenge of this investment is will more or less space be required as workers do or do not choose to work from home.…
 
Guests discuss money, banking and real estate financing, describing March/April as "pretty dark days," and commenting on positive effects of the government's intervention. Even with government help, borrowers are suffering. How long can loans be deferred; how to prepare for the third and fourth quarters - issues discussed. Pt. 1…
 
Dr. Lucas Page, the protagonist of Under Pressure, the second in Robert Pobi’s series, is the ultimate hyphenate: An astrophysicist-best-selling author-university professor-former FBI agent and world-class misanthrope. To say Lucas Page does not suffer fools gladly is an understatement of infinite proportions. But someone, or a gaggle of someones, …
 
In Part 2, guests discussed major present and future challenges posed by Covid-19 to the real estate industry. Co-Work/Co-Living facilities are questioned; working from home vs returning to an in-office community; the rental market; the movement to the suburbs; will lower prices make acquisitions more inviting.…
 
Roland Ford returns in THEN SHE VANISHED, the fourth installment in T. Jefferson Parker’s series about the Fallbrook, CA-based private investigator. This time around, Roland is tasked with finding the wife of a California State Assemblyman who has gone missing. But was she taken or did she leave? And then there are the bombings… ... Read more »…
 
Guests discuss the ongoing challenge to hospitality, to retail and to other asset classes during the pandemic. Internet shopping will continue to lead retail; outdoor dining, box lunches will help hospitality. The white-tablecloth restaurant is hurting; rent deferments, loan extensions, underwriting, concessions are examined.…
 
In Part 2 of their discussion of senior housing facilities, Michael Stoler and guests consider the adaptation of former hotels and malls, particularly in large urban areas. Top chefs, varied activities and programs, location - important when selecting senior housing, along with new technology, cleaning techniques, space division, staff dress - due …
 
In 2018, 16% of the US population was reported to be over 65 - leading guests to talk about the growth and development of senior housing facilities throughout the country, centering on different levels of care and services from Independent Living, Assisted Living, to Memory Care/Specialized Care. Part 1.…
 
Part 2, focusing on the pandemic and real estate, guests discuss the future of working from home - some love it, some don't, the hotel industry - when hit hard, historically, comes roaring back, and the benefits of Co-Working, Airbnb - more stringent cleaning policy, Florida, and multi-family/affordable housing.…
 
World War II-era Los Angeles: In Paul D. Marks’s The Blues Don’t Care, Bobby Saxon, a young white pianist with a secret, wants to join Booker “Boom Boom” Taylor’s band in spite of—or perhaps because—it being all African-American group. But first, because as a caucasian Bobby can go where black men cannot, “Boom Boom” wants... Read more »…
 
Continuing their conversation, Michael Stoler and guests chefs and restaurateurs David Burke and Michael Lomonaco and restaurateur Drew Nieporent discuss the decimating effect of the pandemic on catering,both in-house and at hotels and the Paycheck Protection Program and various grassroots, not-for-profit fundraising efforts in support of industry …
 
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