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Fun Tours This Weekend; Why A Tribeca PH Does Not Stink

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COBBLE HILL & PROSPECT PARK SOUTH?Explore a new part of the city this weekend with a couple of tours. History and architecture expert (and award-winning tour guide) Francis Morrone is leading a group around Cobble Hill on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m., with a focus on landmarks. It'll cost you $20 if you're not a member of the Cobble Hill Association. RSVP here. Or you could get a glimpse inside an incredibly offbeat east-meets-west house on Buckingham Road south of Prospect Park. We recently took a private tour of it and were bowled over by both its over-the-top decor and engrossing history. For $15 a person, owner Gloria Fischer takes you through her 110-year-old abode. For Saturday's 11 a.m. tour, RSVP here. [CurbedWire Inbox]

TRIBECA?The Post reported last week that a $5.4 million penthouse?a 4BR/3BA apartment in a beautifully ornamented building (official listing)?at 8 Thomas Street was not selling because of "noisy, smelly McDonald's delivery trucks." Then, one of the unit's brokers at Elliman emailed us a scathing teardown of the Post's account. She points out the following: all the other units in the building have sold; even though the PH has been listed three times since 2010 it was actually never on the market for very long during any of those stints; and that the trucks actually park on Broadway, not Thomas Street. "This is New York... seriously," the broker writes. "How many swanky places are adjacent or on top of eateries, like those crazy expensive pads above Nobu? They sold. The only thing that smells is the Post's one-sided reporting." Ouch! We'll abstain from delivering a verdict on this one, but it must be said that Nobu > Mickey D's. [CurbedWire Inbox; official listing]

8 Thomas Street

8 Thomas Street, New York, NY