Month: March 2006

And a new private school may open in Tribeca next year

In the planning stages

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Tribeca public school development stalled?

Some Tribeca residents thought they had a deal with the City about the development of the last large empty lot in the neighborhood (the

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Creeping loft-ism

You know “lofts” have moved way beyond trendy when The National Association of Realtors magazine talks about loft developments around the country, in cities and in suburbs.  The Loft Goes Upscale and Suburban    Authentic lofts — with their high

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114 Mercer St, 2d floor

114 Mercer St, 2d floor  $1.779mmfeatured in “Living In” SoHo article NYTimes 3.26.06 A typical SoHo side street loft, long and narrow, with windows only at one narrow end. 12 ft barrel ceilings and new cherry floors. 2250 sq ft with

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SoHo as a NY Times featured neighborhood profile

SoHo is the NYC neighborhood featured in the “Living In” section of the Sunday Real Estate section on march 26, 2006: As always, this feature describes the neighborhood in broad terms, and has sections for “what you’ll find”, “what you’ll

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SoHo pushes down to its southern border / the Arnold Constable building conversion (NY Times 3.26.06)

The clear lower boundary of SoHo is Canal Street, but almost nothing about Canal Street feels like SoHo

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What did SoHo smell like back in the day?

An artist’s son who grew up in SoHo in the 1970s remembered it this way: “SoHo smelled like a beautiful cigar.” What a wonderful image! The five story cast iron building (101 Spring St, at Mercer) that Donald Judd bought in 1968

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Lofts waxed as fashionable; will they wane? (NY Times article 3.19.06)

The March 19, 2006 NY Times wondered on the front page of the real estate section about Manhattan apartment fashion Is Prewar Losing Its Status to Glass?  In contrasting classic prewar styling with “glass-wrapped [new condo] towers”, the Times

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Manhattan Loft Prices / lofts kept pace with market, per Corcoran year over year report

Average sales prices for lofts were up 24% at year-end 2005 compared to year-end 2004, according to The Corcoran Report / Year End 2005, while the average price per square foot for lofts was up 22%. According to this report,

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If you pay any attention to real estate matters on the ‘net you are probably one of the people who made one of the most popular internet real estate sites — within about a month of launching its beta site.

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