• By Sara Palsky

    Curbed

    A penthouse at 37 West 12th Street's Butterfield House sold in July for $4.465 million, and now a neighboring unit is ready to take its chances on the open market. This place is a little bigger—4BRs to the other unit's 2BRs—with a correspondingly higher ask of $6.995 million. The broker babble is sure the apartment is worth it: "It has what every penthouse buyer wants: location, light and views." And let's not forget the obligatory tenuous celebrity connection, "First owned by Today Show's initial host David Garroway." Even the sunken living room, a feature that doesn't usually excite us, doesn't seem out of place here. Of course, the buyer will have to fork over the whopping monthly maintenance of $4,994.

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  • NY Daily News

    Jason Sheftell, Daily News Staff Writer

    Williamsburg terraces that were built to accommodate sukkahs. (Debbie Ullman/News)

    From Crown Heights to Borough Park to the upper East Side, in Riverdale, Kew Gardens and, of course, South Williamsburg, the sounds of song and dance coming from wooden boxes that look like sheds have given the city's Jewish neighborhoods the air of feast, festival and joy.

    The boxes, some in backyards or on the street, others replacing upper floor terraces, are sukkahs, wood-plank temporary shelters where for one week Orthodox families eat all of their meals and are encouraged to sleep. Representing the same type of shelters that housed the Jews who won freedom from Egypt in the time of Moses, a sukkah symbolizes the nomadic homes built in the desert as the Jews made their trek to the Holy Land. Sukkot, the week-long holiday when sukkahs are built, ending today, is a type of Jewish Thanksgiving, saying thanks for life.

    "The central tenet of Judaism is to rejoice, be happy and celebrate life," says Rabbi Joshua Metzger, director

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  • NY Daily News

    Barry Paddock and Bill Hutchinson, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

    Oscar O’Bar, 45, rushed to the rescue after convicted sex fiend attacked his neighbor. (Bryan Pace/NYDN)

    A down-on-his-luck Brooklyn man was being hailed as a hero Tuesday for cornering a recently paroled sex fiend who mugged his petite neighbor.

    Disgusted by a rash of sex attacks on women in Brooklyn, Oscar O'Bar said he immediately charged to the rescue when he heard the woman scream for help about 8:30 p.m. on Monday.

    "He's on top of her grabbing the purse. I heard her screaming. I saw he snatched the purse," the 45-year-old unemployed community college student told the Daily News.

    Cops said the accused creep, Nathaniel Flowers, 29, was just paroled from prison in July after serving seven years for attempted sodomy and attempted robbery.

    The suspect outweighed him by more than 50 pounds and was 16 years younger, but the slightly built O'Bar said he was determined not to let him get away.

    "I ain't gonna let that guy go. I'm gonna get him," the unassuming hero said of the thoughts racing through his mind as the attack

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