September 6, 2006

A Life in the Year: The Other Cornell

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No. 2 Wednesday, 11:15 a.m. Nick Lambrou.
Collegetown landlord. Eddy Street.

“It’s easy to knock landlords, but people don’t realize what we have to put up with,” said Nick Lambrou, managing director of Lambrou Real Estate, while on an inspection of one of his company’s 80 apartments on Eddy Street, where the previous tenants had left a beer-soaked carpet. “I don’t have to replace the carpet,” said Lambrou, whose father Gus started the family business in 1962, “but of course I will. I care about my students. And I care about Collegetown. People don’t realize that I am part of Cornell, too. I’m trying to uphold students to its standards.”