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Decoded: The Most 'Spectacular' of Apartment Listings

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Welcome back to The Brokerbabble Glossary, where we take a word or a turn of phrase that seems to show up in an unreasonable number of listings and decipher its true meaning. If you have any ideas for us, send them to the tipline. Today's word: Spectacular.

Spectacular is a word that means "marked by or given to an impressive, large-scale display" or "dramatically daring or thrilling" but sometimes brokers use it to describe apartments that are the opposite of that. We all get how this works by now, right? This spectacular Carnegie Hill apartment really makes you wonder what it looked like before it was spectacular and spacious.

A vast majority of the time, the word "spectacular" is used to describe views. Usually, that's more or less unobjectionable. In the case of this close-up view of New York City's quintessential gray wall, not so much.

This is quite a spectacular pizza oven.

Okay, let's all just take it easy here.
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