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It's things like this that make us realize just how colossally dorky we are:

ObserverGuy:we have some breaking howell raines news on The Real Estate
gawker: really?
gawker: awesome

It seems disgraced former New York Times editor Howell Raines has sold his West Village townhouse. It seems he hadn't been living there for some time, anyway, preferring his Pennsylvania "weekend" place. It seems he got $3.5 million for it.

We continue to find this somewhat exciting. We are pathetic.

Howell Raines Gets $3.5M for Townhouse