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The Terrifying Future of NYC Includes Kids as Powerbrokers

All that time, all that effort, all that investigative muscle the New York Times spent trying to figure out what nefarious figures were behind expensive real-estate purchases when the shifty moguls were right under their noses the entire time. Under their noses as in short. As in children. Meet Skye van Merkensteijn, 13 years old, and the kind of pint-sized powerbroker that can force his parents into buying a $14M apartment in the Aldyn that they claim they can't even afford. Teens and even preteens, the Times reports, are becoming "savvy connoisseurs of real estate."

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