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Manhattan Loft Lab at 40 West 15 Street features building record, failed marketing, opposite styles, + more!

the good news: loft #6A overcame an awkward footprint to sell over ask The sale a month ago of the “2,100 sq ft” Manhattan loft #6A at 40 West 15 Street is a fascinating window on a variety of topics,

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Garment district loft before & after at 361 West 36 Street

picturing the art more than the loft, alas Have you taken the new Curbed out for a spin yet? The totally new look and feel (and editorial approach) were apparently driven by the need to standardize across the Vox Media

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that awkward moment, when your Tribeca past catches you short

third owners ever for American Thread Company loft face new challenges Did you ever have the experience of walking down the street (perhaps with your head down [snow!], perhaps on Beach Street, walking east at the rounded corner with Sixth Avenue)

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buy low, renovate well, sell high: easy-peazy at 366 Broadway

a conventional story downtown Manhattan, enhanced by beautiful renovation work I need to bring some balance, some rationality, to my consideration of loft renovation projects in Tribeca. Steven Soderbergh’s devil-may-care attitude is driving me a little crazy today (yesterday’s post, 155 Franklin

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open eastern view is worth $425,000 at Chelsea Mercantile (approx) (at least)

minus the office, plus 12 floors of iconic Manhattan loft Few downtown Manhattan residential loft conversions have provided as much grist for the Manhattan Loft Guy mill as ‘The Merc’ aka Chelsea Mercantile aka 252 Seventh Avenue. It is, in

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lovely, but … Chelsea loft at 236 West 26 Street sells TWENTY-FOUR PERCENT above ask

(sometimes, you have to shout about Manhattan loft sales) The Capital at 236 West 26 Street is a fairly mature coop, having been converted in 1984. There are some quirks (commercial lofts mixed with residential units; odd numbering conventions for

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fraternal twin lofts across Harrison Street sell on same day for $3mm + a few bucks less

if one loft sale on this cozy Tribeca block is rare, what of two? “Rarely does anything turnover on Harrison Street” has a nice ring to it, and it is well within bounds for graded-on-a-curve broker babble. But when babbled

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did an ‘upgraded’ kitchen add $750,000 to way West Village loft at 380 West 12 Street?

21 months, that improved kitchen, a new bedroom, and those $750,000 between sales Unless you know the Before and After details (I don’t), the recent sale of the “1,400 sq ft” Manhattan loft #2E at 380 West 12 Street (in

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did a rising tide sell 250 Mercer Street mini-loft, unsold in slack of 2013?

finding the right price at the right time for a Manhattan loft sometimes takes time Asking $630,000 for the tiny (“600 sq ft”) Manhattan loft #B1507 at 250 Mercer Street was too high a price in 2013. Heck, even $599,000

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quiet & “quintessential” northwest Tribeca loft in move-in condition sells at $843/ft

… so, of course there’s an explanation (there are hints in the broker babble) The raw numbers associated with the three-week old sale of the Manhattan loft #3W at 466 Washington Street yield a stark equation: “3,500 sq ft” + $2.95mm = $843/ft. There

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