Real estate broker Gucciardo’s billboards get political
Real estate broker Anthony Gucciardo says he usually keeps his opinion about political matters to himself, but the passage of the criminal justice reforms that ended the practice of cash bail changed his mind. Gucciardo, who frequently advertises with billboards, converted 10 of the spaces he rents from Lamar Advertising to read: “Let’s keep NY safe. Repeal Bail Reform” in addition to a picture of himself, his business name and contact information.
“As someone who is part of the community and who has thousands of clients, I feel that safety is our No. 1 priority. … I may lose some future clients but honestly this is something I feel strongly about,” Gucciardo said.
The billboards are located in Albany near the Capitol and along Central Avenue. Gucciardo said the campaign will cost him about $10,000 and the signs will be up for 60 days, starting this coming week.
Adirondack camp sells for $2.9M
Panther Point, a former Great Camp on the shore of Upper Saranac Lake, has sold for $2.9 million.
The previous owners, William and Beth Zollars, made the property available for auction in August. It had previously been listed for $3.9 million.
Platinum Luxury Auctions hosted the auction on the upper deck of the boathouse.
The sale is the third-highest price on Upper Saranac Lake in the most recent four-year period, according to data provided by the real estate company.
The home was built in 1896 for L. Emmett Holt, a pioneer in pediatric medicine. The property was later subdivided. The Zollarses bought what had been the main building in 2012 and added a guesthouse. The estate includes a boathouse apartment built in 1950. Current zoning outlawed this type of construction on the lake. According to Matthew Marin, a spokesman for Platinum Luxury Auctions, there were nine registered bidders, and the property sold to a man who owns other property in the area. The sale closed Sept. 30, 2019.
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