Month: July 2010

Times article disconnect / why developers should build schools UPDATED

is it about the links?Yesterday’s NY Times article by Christine Haughney in The Appraisal feature, Parents’ Real Estate Strategy: Schools Come First, got a lot of attention in the blogosphere, and probably in the real world, also (of course, the

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56 East 11 Street loft was hot in 2005, sold again in 2010

those were the days!When the Manhattan loft on the 8th floor at 56 East 11 Street came to market at $1.899mm way back on November 11, 2004 it was a hot, hot, hot listing, finding a contract within two weeks

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cash was king when 152 Wooster Street loft sold

scooping ACRISYou can’t tell (yet) on StreetEasy or in the city’s system, but the Manhattan loft #5B at 152 Wooster Street sold on June 29 for $2.85mm in cash. That cash is significant, as the seller had a "much higher"

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what a motivated seller looks like, as 426 West Broadway loft sells

a poster childThe Manhattan loft 426 West Broadway #2G sold on June 23. Aside from being a happy day for the seller, that occasion shows us what someone who really wants to sell will do to, well, sell. To say that

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what happened on the 5th floor at 73 Worth? 3rd sale this year

an idea spreads73 Worth Street is not a big building as relatively recent Manhattan condo loft conversions go, with 30 lofts. Nor is it an old building, with the first sales (following some protracted sponsor ‘issues’) in April 2005. The

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another sign that 2010 is not 2009, as 60 West 15 Street loft sells

today’s trend: trying again might workYesterday’s post, 12 examples of the (rapid) velocity of the Manhattan loft market, provided data confirmation that the velocity of the Manhattan loft market was pretty high, at least for the last three months. Today

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12 examples of the (rapid) velocity of the Manhattan loft market

velocity, observed, in the rear-view mirrorI chewed on the loft-specific data in the major firms’ Second Quarter Manhattan real estate market reports in yesterday’s post, how did lofts do last quarter compared to overall Manhattan real estate market?. (Woo-hoo to

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how did lofts do last quarter compared to overall Manhattan real estate market?

a focus on the data from the Second QuarterAs is my wont, my first posts about the major firm reports from the Second Quarter and Manhattan real estate were about the drama of the reporting, this quarter ‘enlivened’ by the

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about those street pianos that are closing up today…

60 pianos = joy, for sure … how much hope?I was between appointments in Tribeca last Thursday when I stopped to catch up on email and phone calls in the triangle park at Beach Street, West Broadway and Church Street,

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see an original fair copy of The Declaration of Independence

In Thomas Jefferson’s hand, written in early July 1776. At the main branch of the NY Public Library, until July 31 (today and tomorrow 1 – 5 PM). h/t Huffington Post Happy Fourth! Read your declaration today:  my post July

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