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Psychoanalyzing the Market; Sesame Street on the UES; More!

1) Therapists put the real estate market on the couch in a Times story this weekend. The analysis? Compulsive movers have "Goldilocks complexes" and can't stop hunting for just the right home. Those who never move might be afraid of change. And everyone's natural tendencies are compounded by market conditions that keep those who want to sell at the mercy of their co-op boards. Can't escape Freud, friends. ['The Psychology of Moving']

2) This week's hunter, wheelchair-bound after a motorcycle accident, wanted an accessible home with a view of the city. The solution: New Jersey! He went with a 2BR, 3BA condo at Maxwell Place on the Hudson in Hoboken. He paid $1.246 million, a teensy bit higher than his original "stingy" budget of $500,000 to $700,000. [The Hunt/'A Hunter Finds Gleaming Skyline, by the Windowful']

3) In the latest $1 million rent wars lawsuit, a Queens man is alleging his landlady set off a bug bomb in his apartment while he and his family were inside. The tenant claims he inhaled the fumes and fell down the stairs while fleeing his second-floor unit, and that the landlady followed the bug bomb with eviction papers. If the suit fails, we expect cans of Tenant-Off to start appearing in stores any day now. ['Landlady bug-bombed me'/NYP]
4) Broadway producer Christopher W.D. Gould and his wife had just been thinking that their East 81st Street townhouse was getting too big now that one of their children had moved out when a broker came to the door with an offer. True story! The buyer is Joan Ganz Cooney, founder of the Children's Television Workshop, which created Sesame Street, and her husband, Peter Peterson. The house, for which they forked over $10.65 million, will go to one of Mr. Peterson's children. Too bad?we were hoping for Big Bird. [Big Deal/'When Opportunity Comes Knocking']