Category: general weird stuff

from the Department of Odd (But Round) Numbers: 3 lofts sell in July $5,000 above ask

small samples can be fun, if limitedAnyone who has checked out my Master List of Manhattan Lofts Sold Since November 2008 at all recently is aware that I have let it get woefully out of date. But I am working

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Non-Sequitor Of The Day from Observation of New York housing market panel

huh??The New York Observer ran a short (7 sentence) piece on November 4 about a panel discussion with New York residential real estate developers and a Bloomberg reporter, Henry Elghanayan ‘Frightened’ By Midterm Elections. There’s not much room in 7

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another celebrity who hates Tribeca

cognitive dissonance is in the eye of the beholderOK, OK, I don’t know that Mike Love of the Beach Boys really hates Tribeca, but this is supposed to be a Manhattan loft blog, so I need a hook. I do

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QOTD distinguishes “glamour” from “Utah”

he better stay out of Park City + SundanceThe Wall Street Journal featured a la-di–da Bridgewater home on the market for 8 figures by some (famous?) architect. Check the slide-show for details and pix of the 12,000 sq ft house

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efficient use of space, to nth degree

not a loft, not in Manhattan, but…This is one of the most amazing videos I have seen about using a small space. No matter how much space you have, at some point you probably wonder if your space can be

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fluff (dated fluff, in fact) from NY Times ‘styles’ / remember that rug??

the zebra cowhide rug has lost its edgeI will never find my post unless by accident, but I clearly remember posting some months ago as an aside something like ‘what’s up with the animal rugs all of a sudden?’, after

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dreadful irony / demise of a lovely garbage website

  I have considered http://www.garbagescout.com/ to be one of the more unusual god-bless-‘em-entrepeneurial sites. They posted tips from folks who saw (or put) ‘stuff’ on the Manhattan sidewalk for trash pick-ups, in some cases starting races for the ‘stuff’ with

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Popularity contests / NYC just cracks list of best

  It has been a few years since I paid attention to the annual college rankings in US News & World Report, but I remember the head-scratching that the ranking process engendered. CNNMoney.com brought those memories back with its rankings

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