Top Stories of the Week: Mobile Auto Body 101, AirBnb in Greenwich, Anne Carson, Turnover on Greenwich Ave, Wrecking Ball

In the new “sharing economy,”people are making money by driving for Uber and listing their spare rooms and entire houses on Airbnb.com. Our feature looks into unforeseen consequences. In Greenwich, Airbnb Finds a Home in the New “Sharing Economy

Yogasmoga has left Greenwich Avenue. Lux, Bond & Green are closing any day. Again, we chronicle the changing face of Greenwich Avenue with the help of Ron Brien of Alliance Commercial Properties. Ron describes the block between Elm Street and Havemeyer as “the power block” as it has become the most desirable section of Greenwich Avenue. What’s In, What’s Out on Greenwich Ave, Winter 2017

John Castellana, Jr and his father John Castellana pair up to bring Mobile Auto Body 101 to your driveway or workplace. Photo: Leslie Yager

In Greenwich where people rush around and busy parking lots can feel like treacherous games of musical chairs with cars, dings and dents are inevitable.

Fortunately, there is a new Greenwich-based service, Mobile Auto Body 101, run by John Castellana, Jr, who works alongside his father John. Mobile Auto Body 101 will come to your home, office park or business and perform most of the services of a traditional body shop. They set up a spray enclosure right in your driveway. Greenwich-Based Mobile Auto Body 101 Brings the Body Shop to Your Driveway

Anne Carson

The breakroom at Greenwich Police headquarters is named in honor of longtime friend Anne L. Carson who died on Feb 9, 2017 at the age of 100.

Lt. Tommy Keegan and Chief Jim Heavey shared the story of the unlikely friendship between Anne Carson and Greenwich Police. Carson, who died this week at the age of 100, befriended police through the TTY machine (teletype device).

“This town is home to celebrities and rock stars, but you also got the cops taking care of little old ladies.” – Retired Lt. Tommy Keegan Deaf Woman Who Befriended Greenwich Police Via Teletype Device Dies at 100

A ranch house at 9 Manor Road has been noticed for demolition with the Town of Greenwich building department. Because the house is not over 60 years old, the town does not require the owners to post a demolition sign outside the house. The house is on .36 of an acre, and, according to Zillow, “will handle 5767 sq ft of dwelling or possibility of splitting the lot with approval from P&Z.”

Next for the Wrecking Ball: Old Greenwich Ranch on .36 Acres


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