One of the more frustrating aspects of the Great Recession is that it bitterly highlights of o'er-hasty actions that rapacious landlords took prior to September 2008, when they were still confident that kicking a steady tenant to the curb was a good idea, because there was bound to be someone around the corner just itching to take the space at twice the rent.
In June 2008, the tiny, endearing Chez Brigitte was forced to vacate its Greenwich Avenue space after half a century, because its lease was up and the rent had doubled. Here it is, nearly May 2009, and the address is still empty and looking mighty sad, too.
Does anyone at the brokerage firm learn, though? No. It's was listed at Walker Malloy $7,500 a month then, and it's listed at $7,500 a month now.