A Massachusetts native who moved to New York in 1996, Lockhart Steele has made a mark on the New York real estate market through his blog, Curbed.com, which highlights how people define and redefine neighborhoods, community and place, with a focus on New York City. Launched in May 2004, the blog is filled with information, insight, gossip, guesses, color, commentary, critiques, humor and occasional digressions from real estate insiders and outsiders alike. The site, Steele said, is not afraid to be ridiculous. Steele, who in his day job is managing editor of Cottages and Gardens, doesn't strive to be an expert in real estate but acknowledges that he has received a quick education by publishing the blog. Curbed.com now receives about 150,000 unique visits each month, and counts among its r...
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