Recently, Trish Hall, who handles House & Home, Dining and Real Estate at the Times, claimed that, in addition to catering to the super-wealthy, "we also look at less expensive options because it is very important to us to reach a range of readers, those at all income levels and in many geographic regions, with different kinds of tastes and interests." An article in today's House&Home section ought to prove Trish right once and for all. It's about how readers at all income levels—well, okay, just the highest ones, actually—in many geographic regions—of Manhattan—deal with that obnoxious lady who exiles her nanny and crying infant to the hallway of her "glassy new high-rise" so she can shower in peace. "Physical proximity amplifies and distorts the behavior of others, and can make even innocuous activities seem offensive," the report concludes. Well, at least the 15 Guatemalan immigrants sharing a one-bedroom in Bensonhurst can relate to that part.

Getting Territorial Out In The Hall [NYT]