Carrara: The Ferrari Of Marbles

When I still lived in the neighborhood, a real estate broker once mailed me a thick brochure for Bob Guccione’s East Side townhouse, which touted its grand entry made entirely of Carrera [sic] marble.
Now, by finding someone only very slightly less clueless at a bathroom fixture trade show, crackerjack Times investigative reporter Joyce Wadler confirms that after more than 2,200 years, Carrara has officially become the ultimate luxury marble of choice for people who have no idea what they’re talking about:

The company was also introducing a line of marble faucets, which ranged from $1,900 to $2,280.
“Statuary white marble, from the kind of marble used by Michelangelo, not like Carrara,” a product manager said.