Month: September 2012

back to 99 Reade Street to see what the low ceilings on 5th floor support

one man’s ceiling is another man’s floorI had no idea when I hit the recent resale of a 5th floor low-ceilinged loft at 99 Reade Street (September 21, flip city: 99 Reade Street loft sold in 2011 sells again, up

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27 Howard Street sells above ask with (probably) the best low-floor view in Soho?

all because of Crosby StreetHaving looked this week at a one floor difference in height that did not matter (much) in Flatiron (September 27, height makes a small difference as Altair 20 lofts sell at 15 West 20 Street), a

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height makes a small difference as Altair 20 lofts sell at 15 West 20 Street

expectations are met (mine, anyway)The 2007 new development to residential living known as Altair 20 at 15 West 20 Street (a sibling to Altair 18 at 32 West 18 Street) faces a taller building across 20th Street, so you would

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Wall Street Journal jumps gun on quarterly market report, flogs Soho loft sale you know about

brilliant journalismRegular readers of Manhattan Loft guy will suspect snark in that sub-head, but today, I got none. Josh Barbanel’s piece in today’s Journal, Manhattan Sales Continue to Climb, is brilliant journalism on two fronts. First, it scoops all the

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height matters for 51 Walker Street lofts, even 2 floors

if they are the right 2 floorsPerhaps it is Height Week on Manhattan Loft Guy … yesterday’s September 24, for 69 Murray Street loft, The Peak was then, and almost now, looked at different views, light and values from the

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for 69 Murray Street loft, The Peak was then, and almost now

off by a rounding errorThe “1,800 sq ft” Manhattan loft on the 8th floor at 69 Murray Street that sold in a very Peak-y sale on January 31, 2008 at $2.275mm just resold in the same condition at $2.25mm. That’s

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Sunday diversion / a baseball cornucopia for geeks & sentimentalists

you have to start with Pythagorus and the OriolesWhen last seen on Manhattan Loft Guy, Pythagorus was waving his finger at the Baltimore Orioles, predicting doom, sooner or later (July 8, Sunday diversion: of Pythagorus and baseball odds). Since then,

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flip city: 99 Reade Street loft sold in 2011 sells again, up 4%

so many questions Some people might look at the September 4 sale of the “1,576 sq ft” Manhattan loft #5W at 99 Reade Street (Reade Court) for $2mm and see that the big news is that it sold at that

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heavily discounted 133 Mercer Street loft just couldn’t compete

when bad things happen to good loftsTrust me to explain (below) that the Manhattan loft on the 3rd floor of 133 Mercer Street that just sold for $1.75mm sold off of this listing instead of the 2011 listing that Streeteasy

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250 Mercer Street penthouse a true trophy, sells quickly with very valuable terraces

caution: a no-snark alertI am usually quick to snark about the foibles, ellipses and general awkwardness of broker babble, but comparing the relevant text to the photos and floor plan of the “2,500 sq ft” Manhattan penthouse loft #B1603 at

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