Month: August 2013

original condition loft at 1 Hudson Street goes well above ask

  location, location, location Stop me if you’ve heard this before: a Manhattan loft that needs pretty much everything sails through the market above ask. That’s the story with the "2,000 sq ft" Manhattan loft on the 8th floor at

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463 Greenwich Street loft is a fascinating project, sells at $1,442/ft

  why not another one? The “1,320 sq ft” Manhattan loft on the 4th floor at 463 Greenwich Street in northwest Tribeca is an interesting comp for yesterday’s somewhat primitive loft in prime Soho. Similar in size and in having

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152 Wooster Street loft shows that character matters, competition drives premium

  War Week resumes Some stories never get old, so here’s another one from the Bidding War Files. The cool things about the “1,360 sq ft” Manhattan loft #2C at 152 Wooster Street that just sold 12% above the asking

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diversion is the opposite of the muck: a heartwarming story of staggering friendship

  why do people do the good things they do? This story by Bryan oops Cave Curtis on Grantland is why Grantland is Grantland: The Stokes Game tells the story of NBA player Maurice Stokes and his teammate and guardian

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challenging American Thread loft at 260 West Broadway finally sells (contract took 50 weeks)

  fools rush in (here comes Manhattan Loft Guy) … It is hard to argue with success, but I am going to try. The “1,365 sq ft” duplex Manhattan loft #9E at 260 West Broadway in the iconic American Thread

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oh dear! 292 Lafayette Street loft goes to war, slays famous neighbors

  comps, but no comparison The last time we visited 292 Lafayette Street together there was a somewhat primitive loft with somewhat famous sellers that sold at $1,033/ft. Today’s visit is occasioned by the "1,600 sq ft" Manhattan loft #2E

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Flower District mini-loft sells above ask but flat to 2007 at 131 West 28 Street

Go To War Week continuesI can never top Shark Week, but this is the third post in a row about a Manhattan loft that sold above asking price. In the other two posts (August 12, from raw to mints, 14

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difficult penthouse loft sells above ask at 399 Washington Street

  attention to some details, not others The “1,800 sq ft” Manhattan penthouse loft on the 5th floor of 399 Washington Street at a funny little corner in Northwest Tribeca has many surface similarities to the raw-to-mints-in-3-years loft that I

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from raw to mints, 14 Jay Street loft doubles in value

  old market news, newly closed The recently sold “1,620 sq ft” Manhattan loft on the 3rd floor at 14 Jay Street is a rather recent sale (July 15) but it does not reflect the recent market: the deal that

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diversion is but more immersion in the muck

another stab at ARod, of course Having gone off on insincere Ryan Braun not once, but twice (July 27, diversion: the baseball I told you so edition), I’d hate anyone to think that I am soft on #13 if I

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