This open house report, emailed by a reader, needs no introduction:
I went to a Soho open house this weekend, an owner sell, its occupiers a mild-mannered man and his wife. When I arrived the man's face was bleeding with vicious cuts on either side of his face, looking shaken and on the phone to the police. It turned out that I had just missed the cause, a broker who took offense to being asked to leave and attacked him with her nails to make the point. She had apparently been sitting in the apartment refusing to leave before the altercation and her then rapid departure. Will be interested to see whether her details remain on her firm's website, or maybe this is just Manhattan real estate right now...A pithy coda seems equally unnecessary.