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a large diversion: 9 million people in the naked city by 2030, or 2040

not new news, but hasn’t happened, yetThis news about projected population growth for New York City made the news across the inter-toobz a few weeks ago, with a Columbia University study differing with the City’s projected population numbers as to

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diversion: not in “New York City” any longer

looking back at what you can no longer seeThis one hit the inter-toobz a while ago, but the subject matter lends itself to a look-back whenever …. I saw it in a link from The Real Deal, but it was

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diversion about real estate (any discussion of Gentrification is tangentially about Manhattan loft neighborhoods)

  though the focus recently is on Brooklyn A perennial never-get-to on my Don’t Do list is a thought piece on how neighborhoods change, including my personal history as a residential pioneer in the then newly-minted Tribeca (truly TriBeCa in

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OYAToMLG downtown artist loses views of her muse, is sad but not angry

  grace, personified A quick (last!) one from New Orleans, kinda sorta like a diversion, but certainly Manhattan real estate related. One Year Ago Today on Manhattan Loft Guy I posted about an artist featured in a New York Times

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weekend diversion: photo spread of New York from days past [UPDATED]

caution: time suck aheadThanks to Curbed for pointing out yesterday its new favorite tumblr, which is now my new favorite tumblr. (Now added to the Favorite Links on the right, in fact.)  NYC Past has a great story behind it,

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diversion / when Manhattan skyscrapers and sky were further apart, circa 1900

Manhattan skyline and skyscrapers from 100 years agoThis will take some clicking around, but there is a reward. If, that is, you’d like to see what "skyscrapers" looked like in Manhattan back when such things were being born. This discussion

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a Manhattan loft pioneer (of a different sort) remembers, records

a mutual admiration society is revealedIf you are a fan of Manhattan lofts (that’s everybody, right?), you are familiar with the work of architect Joseph Pell Lombardi. He worked on the conversion or construction of the Mohawk Atelier at 161

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longtime Seaport photographer/resident losing her Brooklyn Bridge views

doesn’t scream about itThere is a great deal to like about the New York Times CityRoom blog post this week about a longtime South Street area resident (Barbara Mensch) who is losing views that have been her muse, and a

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audio books owe a debt to Manhattan lofts / WPA edition of a weekend diversion

I loves me some ‘netIn linking today to this Maggie Gram piece on n+1 (and excerpting a paragraph) I am sure that Andrew Sullivan meant only to tie the modern fascination with audio books to efforts to respond to World

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a super weekend diversion / getting lost in Manhattan maps

hours of fun! (this should come with a warning)Note to self: collect links to cool Manhattan stuff like old maps. Let’s begin! I tweeted a week ago a link to a source for an 1807 map of Manhattan that you

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