The Corcoran says that there are only 6,000 apartments for sale in Manhattan, which is the lowest number in five years. Wall Street bonuses are up, interest rates are down, and, as one realtor says, "Buyers are ready to pounce. They're educated, they're anxious and they want to move quickly." The lack of apartments for sale can only mean one thing: Rents go up. Or that Gothamist should re-look at our plans to build a shanty town in a public park. Either.

According to New York magazine, the Far West Side is the hot new area to live, if you want high design at high prices. We just want the High Line, as seen by tien mao.