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Bodies in Florida Cemetery Are All Missing

Residents want to know, where did the bodies go?

(Newser) - Florida developers want to build townhouses on a 3-acre plot of land that once housed a black cemetery. But residents are raising a question first: What happened to all the bodies buried there? The Deerfield Beach City Commission will hold a meeting tomorrow to discuss the development, continuing a 40-year... More »

Price for New York's Skinniest Townhouse: $3.25M

Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection there

(Newser) - What do you think about spending your days in a home that's just 8 feet, 4 inches at its widest? Someone apparently thought the idea was worth $3.25 million, because that's how much New York City's narrowest townhouse sold for recently, the New York Post reports.... More »

Housing Starts Soar to Highest Since 2008

Almost all of the growth comes in apartments, townhouses

(Newser) - The housing market might finally be coming around. The number of new homes that began construction last month took a surprise 3.6% leap to an 894,000 annual rate—the highest since July 2008, the Commerce Department announced today. That's well above the 840,000 economists surveyed by... More »

Bam! Emeril Lagasse Asks $15M for NYC Home

Famous chef lists townhouse for $3.5M over purchase price in 2009

(Newser) - Celebri-chef Emeril Lagasse is hawking his Upper East Side townhouse in New York City for a whopping $15 million. That's a full $3.5 million over the price he paid for it in 2009, reports Forbes . Surprisingly, the listing for the 6,900-square-feet digs does not include a description... More »

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