Tag: Flower District

New York Times explains “how to land a loft”

  I take this personally The headline feels like Manhattan Loft Guy bait, at least to me: the latest Michelle Higgins Sunday real estate piece in the Old Grey Lady is How To Land A Loft (in tomorrow’s physical paper,

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market different in 1Q13 over 4Q12, says 107 West 25 Street loft, sold after (unnecessary?) price drop

don’t question what worksCouple of things about the “1,475 sq ft” Manhattan loft (with “500 sq ft” terrace) #2B at 107 West 25 Street that recently sold for $1.785mm:  it did not sell during the last quarter of 2012 from

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Flower District loft at 133 West 28 Street sells at small discount after 11 months, 2 firms, only a $5,000 drop

why did that first contract fail?It is impossible to know this kind of thing from the outside, but there is a reason that the “1,300 sq ft” Manhattan loft #6C at 133 West 28 Street took nearly a year to

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NY Post goes into the way back machine: Flower District in 1979

fur on the walls, gardenias in the airWonderful piece in today’s New York Post real estate section about an artist / mystery writer and wife who moved into a Flower District loft in 1979 that had last been a furrier’s

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development watch: West 28 Street, between 6th & 7th Avenues

whose backyard is it, anyway?Some stories are perennials. For the Manhattan media wing of the Real Estate Industrial Complex it might be one merging trend (families move to suburbs for quiet!) or its opposite (families move back to city because

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107 West 25 Street loft sells at $956/ft as old Flower District morphs into Chelsea

changing of the guardTwo things jumped out at me about the sale of the Manhattan loft #6D at 107 West 25 Street at $1.1mm on October 17: the first is how the geographic descriptions in the broker babble omit the

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despite failed contract, 133 West 28 Street small loft sells above ask in a refreshingly efficient market

smiling in the flower district (or is that Flower District?)It is not every day that you see a Manhattan loft sell at full price after a failed contract, even less often do you see a loft sell above the ask

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stubborn flower district loft seller holds for sale at 133 West 28 Street with rooftop garden

Conventional Wisdom takes another (small) hitWe’ve been here before: sometimes the Conventional Wisdom (“conventional” because it is common; “wisdom” because it is … errr … wise) is wrong. Conventional Wisdom holds that a professional, broadly exposed, marketing campaign of 3

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smackdown at 3,000+ sq ft + $2.7mm / 118 E 25 vs. 116 W 29

  one of these things is not like the other (agent prose and listing pix aside) I visited these two lofts within a few days of each other. On the surface, they look pretty similar: both are rather large full-floor

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