Month: December 2010

Manhattan Loft Guy year in review: 2010 personal favorites

it has been a good year, no?Yes, it is That Time Of Year (so soon!), so I will finish the year as I said yesterday, with two sets of Manhattan Loft Guy 12-month retrospectives. Reader faves were yesterday (Manhattan Loft

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one one one one

  Owl’ed Langed + Signed, indeedPlease take a minute to read this from Peggy Noonan (of all people!) h/t The Daily Dish (AS still in absentia)‘nuff said … Enjoy! © Sandy Mattingly 2011  

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Manhattan Loft Guy year in review: 2010 reader favorites

it has been a good year, no?It seems to be That Time Of Year (so soon??), so I will finish the year with two sets of Manhattan Loft Guy 12-month retrospectives. Reader faves are today; my personal choices will be

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2005 white box loft conversion 835 Broadway sells with walls +50%

well, not quite 50% and not necessarily 835 BroadwayThe Manhattan loft #2W at 835 Broadway is part of the 2005 condominium-from-rental loft conversion in “The 835 Broadway Condominium”, but for some reason agents market lofts there under an alternate address,

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modesty (again) rewarded / 5 weeks to contract at 55 Hudson Street

pricing like it’s 2006The Manhattan loft 55 Hudson Street #3A was marketed modestly: the broker babble is plain about its limitations (“open loft plan”, “perfect home for the person with his/her own design in mind”, “needs a little TLC”, only

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holiday diversion: national politics edition

Is this the dumbest political story of the entire year, or merely the one that made me laugh hardest? © Sandy Mattingly 2010  

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merry Christmas to all who observe

if not, come back tomorrowReading Wiki today about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, moved in part by memory of his famous letter to his parents from his Nazi prison cell December 17, 1943 (Maria is his fiancee) that has been part of my

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$1,685/ft for 166 Duane Street loft, as it flies off shelf

Fall market was fastWhere to begin about the Manhattan loft 166 Duane Street #10B? First thing I noticed was velocity: to market on October 7, in contract by October 30, closed on December 3. (That is the third loft I

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back to Soho, back to 1970, with stops in 1966 and 1963

does it seem like we haven’t left?In the course of thinking about the fascinating sociology, anthropology, urban planning, and cultural issues associated with the residential real estate sales angle of Soho, I have collected a bunch of nuggets from the

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8 Greene Street loft sells like 2005, with bonus square foot rant + some stalking

rich history of appreciation, stuntedIf yesterday’s post showed how tough The Market was in 2009 (it did: ground floor loft at 7 Worth St proves how bad 2009 was), today’s post will show how weak The Market has been compared

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