Tag: History

nine years ago today … Manhattan Loft Guy post #1

how many ‘years’ is that in Internet time? (Can’t say that I miss Lorne Green often, but this question prompts one of those times.) Quick post without any downtown Manhattan lofts to discuss (directly). It was March 19, 2006 that I

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diversion about lofts in the movies and a tech mogul’s sex life

spectacular Flatiron loft back in the news I must say that I can’t figure out why it is recent ‘news’ that The Google Man is in an open marriage,  but I appreciate that The Real Deal did a loft-peeking piece

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memory lane: from luxury jewelry to ladies underwear to a union bank to the inevitable condo

    Seven Years Ago Today on Manhattan Loft Guy You were warned in my July 4 post that you’ve got a couple of weeks of archived Manhattan Loft Guy material coming up. In my July 7, 2006, dynamic city

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memory lane: pioneer days in Tribeca, revisited

  One Year Ago Today on Manhattan Loft Guy You were warned in my July 4 post that you’ve got a couple of weeks of archived Manhattan Loft Guy material coming up. In my July 6, 2012, watching Tribeca grow

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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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bidding war for 35 Vestry Street loft ends up only 5%

for brick lovers onlyThere is a staggering amount of brick in the front room of the “1,561 sq ft” Manhattan loft on the 5th floor at 35 Vestry Street in northwest Tribeca that just zoomed through the market, and by

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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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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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