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90 Franklin Street loft history more like a moving picture than a market snapshot

Sep. 5, 2013
If you wanted a Big Picture review of the overall Manhattan residential real estate market over a bunch of market cycles, you’d do well to play with The Miller’s latest 3 Cents Worth chart for Curbed (Manhattan Puts Best [Square] Foot Forward), in whi

95 Franklin Street loft sells with new space (not just newly renovated space)

Apr. 29, 2013
One of the hoary things you hear Manhattan real estate boosters say is that real estate here is so valuable because “it’s an island, they are not making more of it”. Of course that is not true, as this cool feature from a walking tour company shows

huge 40 West 22 Street loft sells at $916/ft as canvas, actors' theater

Apr. 23, 2013
In babbling that the “4,150 sq ft” Manhattan loft on the 5th floor at 40 West 22 Street as “your canvas awaits” the agent committed metaphor; in saying that the loft “is currently designed as a residence & actors' theatre, rendering the space in

Franklin Tower loft at 90 Franklin Street zooms through market, into 2007

Oct. 12, 2012
The recent sale of the “2,633 sq ft” Manhattan loft #7S at 90 Franklin Street (Franklin Tower) was a success in the sense that it sold quickly (21 days to contract) at a small discount (3%). After all, the point of marketing is to generate the highest

loft with artist's personality sells at $1,174/ft at 149 Franklin Street

Dec. 13, 2011
The Manhattan loft #5S at 149 Franklin Street that just sold has a very idiosyncratic character and a fascinating (odd) floor plan. No one who has seen it was surprised to see that it was the long-time live and work space for an artist, "2,300 sq ft" with

old house guy takes a million dollar bath in new loft on Madison Square

Dec. 5, 2011
The end of the story through the sale of the Manhattan loft #20A at 15 East 26 Street (Fifteen Madison Square North) has been anticipated since one of the earliest television real estate celebrities put it up for sale in May, already at a loss to what he

speedy 155 Franklin Street loft sale shows neighbor's frostbite in 2009

Sep. 24, 2011
The deed recording the August 22 sale of the “2,438 sq ft” Manhattan loft #2S at 155 Franklin Street was not filed until Wednesday, so this qualifies as late-breaking news in our world: keeping up with my recent theme-of-the-week, this loft raced thro

dog bites man + 90 Franklin Street loft sells off only 6% since 2007

Jul. 3, 2011
If it seems like only yesterday that Manhattan Loft Guy was at the 2000 Tribeca condo loft conversion Franklin Tower, 90 Franklin Street, you need to slow down. It was actually way back on June 24 that I wondered whether one set of unique buyers overpaid

did the unique buyer get played in 90 Franklin Street loft sale?

Jun. 24, 2011
When the “1,895 sq ft” Manhattan loft #10N at 90 Franklin Street came to market on September 13 for $2.6mm that asking price of $1,372/ft could have been considered rather … errr … aggressive, given that the then-most recent sales were (a) rather

184 Franklin Street walk-up loft shows market down at least 17% from The Peak

Dec. 1, 2010
The Manhattan loft 184 Franklin Street #6 that sold on November 22 for $542,000 is one of those rare commodities: a Tribeca mini-loft. It interests me as a data point because it nicely pairs with the sale of the loft upstairs that is as close to at The Pe

38 Warren Street and other loft buildings in 1894 (lamp + "gas trimmings" importers & more)

Feb. 20, 2010
I played around on Google when I was looking at the listing history of 38 Warren Street (for the February 19, was the terrace free at 38 Warren Street?) and found some interesting history history for that building, and for others since converted to reside

2006 + 30% = 2009? (or not)

Aug. 7, 2009
Tagged with: 2006, franklin, mint, pushy, renovation
Having visited both 2006 and Franklin Street in Tribeca on Wednesday (Aug 5, 155 Franklin Street crashes past 2006 to close up 28% (since 2000)), a Manhattan loft that sold more than 3 years ago around $850/ft caught my eye. It is in prime loft-ville, jus

155 Franklin Street crashes past 2006 to close up 28% (since 2000)

Aug. 5, 2009
The Manhattan loft #3S at 155 Franklin Street (the Sugar Loaf) was one of only five lofts in Tribeca that closed in June, per recent articles in The Real Deal Trouble in Tribeca. For a seller who started so far from The Market in October, these folks caug

9 Murray Street #8W closes at just over $1,000/month / neighbor does faster (is higher better??)

Aug. 6, 2008
It is not often that I can talk about a Manhattan loft sale in terms of dollars per month, but this one at 9 Murray Street is just too good to pass up. The bonus angle is that a next door neighbor had a very different experience, closing a week earlier, p

new Manhattan loft listings + closed sales in last 7 days

May. 12, 2008
Categorized in: Market Data - reports
There were 28 Manhattan lofts reported as new to the market in the last 7 days and also 28 as sold; the 28 new ones are offered pretty evenly through the price segments, while 18 of the 28 closed sales were from $1mm to $3mm; only 1 of the 28 new loft lis

new Manhattan loft listings + closed sales in last 7 days

May. 4, 2008
Categorized in: Market Data - reports
There were 32 Manhattan lofts reported as new to the market in the last 7 days and only 21 as sold; 27 of the 32 new ones are offered between $1mm and $4mm, while 10 of the 21 closed sales were from $2mm to $3mm; 7 of the 32 new loft listings are in new d

shaving some dollars off a whole lot of wonderful space at 152 Franklin Street

Mar. 5, 2008
This is one Manhattan loft listing about which there is no suspicion about the finishes that are described but not depicted. No thought that maybe the Japanese glass and terrazzo floors in the sleek baths might not be so hot ... no doubt at all. This has

90 Franklin is new, mint, flipping

Feb. 15, 2008
90 Franklin Street was a Manhattan loft condo conversion that sold originally in May 2000. #2N was probably bought then at the original asking price of $775k and has been sold twice since then. I can’t tell from the listing description when all the mint

156 Franklin bites a 9% bullet

Feb. 3, 2008
I hit The Manhattan loft on the 5th floor at 156 Franklin Street when it was new to the market two months ago ..., noting the (anticipated) 4 years worth of appreciation, when it was asking $2.195mm and $1,700/mo for "1,700 sq ft" that is "newly renovated

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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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