Month: December 2007

holy coop Batman! 80/20 hurdle falls down

why isn’t this big news?Props to Noah Rosenblatt over at UrbanDigs.com for highlighting on Wednesday a law firm PR release about a provision in theMortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 of huge importance to that small number of Manhattan

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enough about me / what do YOU want from me for 2008?

what do readers want from Manhattan Loft Guy?This blog has grown organically since its quiet launch in March 2006. I write mostly about things that interest me about Manhattan lofts, or NYC, or (sometimes) whatever. It seems that enough people

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New Listings + Sales of Manhattan lofts in last 7 days

This is my eleventh report on the number, price distribution and neighborhood distribution for Manhattan lofts reported as new to the market or as closed sales in the last 7 days. Data are data, no matter how paltry. Let’s just

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a few more on the last slowest open house Sunday of 2007

Yesterday I counted 8 lofts with open houses in Manhattan scheduled for Sunday, and less than 400 Manhattan open houses overall, in the last in a series of slowest-Sunday-yet posts. This will be it, for sure, for sure. Now there

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another slow open house Sunday coming / 4 here, not many elsewhere

I count 8 lofts with open houses in Manhattan scheduled for Sunday at this point, and less than 400 Manhattan open houses overall. The year is definitely yawning to a close, but Frances Katzen’s team at PruDE will be busy….(remember to check

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161 W 15 drops down to add up to contract

12 weeks + 2 drops = contract near $1,000/ft?I hit  #2H at 161 West 15 Street when it was new, on October 3, asking will the new one at 161 W 15 St add up?. That was when it was

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tree on the elevator / 1 year + 400 posts ago – merry merry

133 West 14 Street one year ago was my Christmas post: happy condos to all, and to all a good night; it still works for me. One year ago this was a construction site, with a Christmas tree riding on

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irony abounds / NY Times on geography + internet

anybody else note this?I another NY Times article on Thursday that made me smile (see December 21 fluff (dated fluff, in fact) from NY Times ‘styles’ / remember that rug?? about cowhide rugs being over), Silicon Valley Shaped by Technology

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New Listings + Sales of Manhattan lofts in last 7 days

This is my tenth report on the number, price distribution and neighborhood distribution for Manhattan lofts reported as new to the market or as closed sales in the last 7 days. Let’s just say that the year is strolling to

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149 Franklin contract / from Halloween to Christmas

buyers still buyingThe 3rd floor at 149 Franklin Street is yet another one of those lovely lofts that I never got around to blogging about while it was live, so I will have to note it as it went into

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