Month: March 2010

9 PM on PBS: I M Pei documentary

shilling recidivistTonight is the night for the Anne Makepeace film that I hit last week, Mar. 24, 2010, shilling for I M Pei.  American Masters’ I. M. Pei   Building China Modern will air on local Channel 13 WNET at 9

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from $1,102/ft to $874/ft at 420 West 25 Street in 3 years

no surpriseUnit #7D at the 2007 Manhattan loft conversion Loft 25 at 420 West 25 Street closed on February 27, 2008 at $1,476,462, from a contract signed in May 2007. This clearing price of $1,102/ft for the "1,339 sq ft"

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huge raw space at 17 West 17 Street off 25% from peak

not a surprise, but interestingThe last time Manhattan Loft Guy visited the mongrel building 17 West 17 Street was way back on May 22, 2007, is 4,600 sq ft enough? 2 chances at 17 W 17 St, it was evident

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181 Hudson Street closes at strong price / why?

  why is $996/ft ‘impressive’?The March 15 deed for the sale of Manhattan loft #3A at 181 Hudson Street is late-breaking (filed yesterday!), but is it news? The "2,509 sq ft" "uniquely textured" (??) north Tribeca loft came and went

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22 Mercer Street closes up since 2007

  but not as well as neighborThe Manhattan loft #2D at 22 Mercer Street closed on March 4 at $3.05mm, which makes for 2 interesting comparisons. First, it had been purchased in the initial offering of this relatively new condo

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shilling for I M Pei

  not that he needs itI sat about 15 feet from I. M. Pei  last night, at a screening of a documentary about him that will be broadcast next Wednesday. It was one of those that‘s why I live in

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161 Grand Street sold in 2005, in 2007, in 2010 … hmmm

  ’tis a puzzlementI have been wondering about the Manhattan loft #2A at 161 Grand Street (the 2002 new development The Solita) since I noticed last week that it sold on March 11 at a 20% premium over the last

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today's Manhattan loft poster child: the audacity of hope

only my copy identifies this childYou know that I can’t identify this relatively "new" listing, but it is another poster child for me. Yesterday I identified a newly developed Manhattan loft building as my poster child for valuing a view

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a $2 million view on Madison Square? comping at 15 East 26 Street

how much would you pay?[UPDATE 2.4.11: I looked at this post again for purposes of another ‘view’ post and was embarrassed to see that I never spell-checked this. What a mess! I have made the many corrections (26!!), this time

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today's the day

rather: it was the dayMy first post on Manhattan Loft Guy (as Manhattan Loft Guy?) was March 19, 2006. Yikes! Happy Blog-day to me!! If you click on Archives on the lower right you can easily get back to those

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