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diversion is more of a (small) rant about Manhattan real estate "penthouses"

Sep. 28, 2013
It's the weekend, but instead of the usual diversion having nothing to do with Manhattan lofts, I'd like to do a short riff on a pice in The Real Deal this week, When Is A Penthouse A Penthouse? TRD quotes some of the usual suspects (including The Miller,

memory lane: defining "loft" and the 2009 market

Jul. 10, 2013
Categorized in: what makes a loft a "loft"
Today’s a two-fer because once I got into the Manhattan Loft Guy archives it was hard to make some choices as to which post from a date with many posts over 7 years to highlight. Today you get my July 10, 2008, loft or not? caution: active ranting ahead

'apartment' or 'loft' / sometimes you just have to laugh

Jun. 17, 2009
Categorized in: what makes a loft a "loft"
My new mantra is if 'change is good', why is transition so hard? I offer that thought as a transition to this nugget in the Corcoran data-base that caught my eye. I am still not sure what The Rules are (there must be some, right?) for classifying "lofts"

new listing + sales data OH NOES / (over) optimism stopped by Dreaded Data Discontinuity

Jun. 8, 2009
Categorized in: Market Data - reports
I need to ask some questions at The New Firm, but as of now it appears that Corcoran's "loft" category is much smaller than OLR's (as I got only 4 new listings and less than 600 lofts in inventory) and that I cannot (easily? at all??) count loft sales for

counting errors at Soho Mews / "lofts" + 2 BR "apartments"

May. 7, 2009
When I do my regular weekly report of sales and new listings for Manhattan lofts as of Sunday, the report will include 2 "lofts" reported today within the inter-firm data base as having sold at Soho Mews, 311 West Broadway. But it will not include 5 sales

loft or not? caution: active ranting ahead

Jul. 10, 2008
Categorized in: what makes a loft a "loft"
Ever since I began counting new listings and closed sales for Manhattan "lofts" last October I have been aware of -- and irritated by -- the definitional problems in doing such a 'simple' thing.

Manhattan Loft Guy

New York, New York

Sandy Mattingly is Manhattan Loft Guy; now with The Corcoran Group (http://corcoran.com/ ; but see the disclaimer at the bottom of the page), he can be reached most easily at Sandy@ManhattanLoftGuy.com or 917.902.2491, and followed on Twitter @ManhattnLoftGuy (note "mis-spelling"). After 7+ years, the blog has moved. Links here on RealTown will work for the foreseeable future, but new posts (and all the old content) has migrated to ManhattanLoftGuy.com.


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