Month: June 2010

Chelsea House kinda sorta holds its own, reveals Truths in The Market

more or lessThe Manhattan "loft" #8D at 130 West 19 Street, Chelsea House, closed on June 18 at $1.51mm, down 6% from its last clearing price three years ago. If you are familiar with my post comparing lofts that sold

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The Miller on absorption of Manhattan coops and condos

hint: it is worse as you go upOne of the nice things about the blogoshere is that it provides a forum for dialogue, even (especlally) with oneself. Here’s an article last week from the Wall Street Journal analyzing the "absorption

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the very first Second Quarter Manhattan real estate market report numbers out

ahead of The Times, with what, exactly?As we are counting down to the last days of the Second Quarter, the number crunchers at Miller Samuel, Terra, Corcoran and elsewhere are in their counting houses, counting up their sales. Traditionally, the

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loft law extension / what's the big deal? UPDATED w maps

passed!Of course I have been following the reports over the last week about the "extension" bill just passed (and to-be-immediately-amended) New York State Loft Law. But it has been very difficult to understand what is has really been at stake

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65 West 13 Street “sale” is not a “sale”

less here than meets the eyeYou will not find the recent "sale" of the Manhattan loft 65 West 13 Street #9C in the Master List of Manhattan loft sales since November 2008 because I refuse to believe that it is

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sale at 97 Crosby Street is a Big Deal for NY Times (for wrong reason)

Old Grey Lady shoots for hip, missesDid anyone else find this piece in the Big Deal feature of Sunday’s real estate section of the NY Times weird? In Rachel Comey Buys SoHo Loft, reporter Liz Harris emphasizes her lack of

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another quick sale, as 1 Hudson Street closes up 10% AND down 10%

from ask, to startHave you ever heard that well-priced Manhattan lofts sell quickly? (Yes, you have.) The latest example is the "2,000 sq ft" Manhattan loft that is the 4th floor at 1 Hudson Street. How quick is "quick"? That

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that staggeringly beautiful 5 Beekman Street

late to bandwagon, but in the paradeWhat the heck … I figure there is probably a 3% chance that any Manhattan Loft Guy reader has not already seen the Nick Carr photos of the City Hall neighbor 5 Beekman Street,

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surprise! strong price for a fixer-upper at 112 East 19 Street (Ruggles House)

much better than a month agoThe last time there was a Manhattan Loft Guy hit on the Ruggles House, 112 East 19 Street, the catch-phrase was price it right, sell it quickly. This time, there is no simple catch-phrase, but

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129 Lafayette sells but NOT because of the designer (contra The Observer)

is this Observer week on Manhattan Loft Guy?I swear that I do not read The Observer. (I am not bragging, just swearing.) But for the second time in a week someone linked to an article about a Manhattan loft sale

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