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    Sticky: Bargain time? Yes and no. We are seeing a little...

    Bargain time? Yes and no. We are seeing a little more negotiability on prices -- and the silver lining of Wall Street's troubles is that interest rates are good.

    However, we are seeing a wide...
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    Sticky: Am I stoned? I don't check this thread for, like,...

    Am I stoned? I don't check this thread for, like, a week, and then somebody moves Third Avenue to Arizona.
    :eek:

    ali r.
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    Sticky: There is a lawsuit between Mr. Bongiovanni and...

    There is a lawsuit between Mr. Bongiovanni and his old firm, Core . . .

    http://ny.therealdeal.com/articles/core-sued-by-former-broker/print

    and I believe that they were selling the Onyx...
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    Sticky: 450 Washington

    No renderings , but some good speculation on the North Tribeca Development thread : http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5360

    I believe the project you're calling 450 Washington is...
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    Sticky: I took clients by to see the Chelsea Modern -- we...

    I took clients by to see the Chelsea Modern -- we saw some things at $2MM; everything under $2MM was gone -- about a month ago. It does truly look like a good building, and readers of this forum know...
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    Sticky: I take your point that it is a little "apples and...

    I take your point that it is a little "apples and oranges" -- the Upper East Side is so big, and so dense, that it is hard to compare anything to it.

    It would be fun if some publication like the...
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    Sticky: Haven't we done this before?

    The most expensive neighborhoods in New York are downtown, and have been for some time.

    Pound for pound -- in other words, in terms of average price per square foot. -- the most expensive zip...
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    Sticky: Do we not use the H-word around here? ali r. ...

    Do we not use the H-word around here?

    ali r.
    {downtown broker}
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    Sticky: LOL. I think you're talking about Southbridge...

    LOL. I think you're talking about Southbridge Towers, which is a middle-class Mitchell Lama co-op mostly full of senior citizens -- New York City sure has gotten corporate if these seem like...
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    Sticky: I have placed a tenant in a 2-BR,2-BA here and...

    I have placed a tenant in a 2-BR,2-BA here and he's been quite happy. The back units have little patios.

    ali r.
    {downtown broker}
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    Sticky: I talk to Core every week about this building....

    I talk to Core every week about this building. They keep saying they're not ready with the marketing campaign yet, and when they are, they'll let us know.

    ali r.
    {downtown broker}
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    Sticky: Sheffield 57

    Telebob, you might find answers on the Sheffield 57 thread .

    Link below

    http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6836&highlight=sheffield

    ali r.
    {downtown broker}
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    Sticky: NYT article on floor plans. . .

    Fine NY Times article on floor plans today, with excellent use of Front_Porch in the sidebar. :rolleyes: As I understand it, this ran in the national edition only, not the local.

    ali r.
    {downtown...
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    Sticky: Absenteeism. . .

    our neighbors on either side are pied-a-terre owners, and the building has far less of a community feel than the co-ops and rentals I've lived in . . . it's the primary reason I don't like living in...
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    Sticky: To say that rich people should have better...

    To say that rich people should have better housing than middle-class people, because they can pay for it -- that makes sense to me. (Hello, clients!)

    But only up to a point. If all the...
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    Sticky: The Mercantile is one of my favorites, too,...

    The Mercantile is one of my favorites, too, partly because many new developments cannot compete with its garage that opens directly to the building.

    Just be aware that the complex is actually the...
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    Sticky: While I'll always find it odd to defend the Times...

    While I'll always find it odd to defend the Times (I used to run the real estate section at the Post) any subject who sits for a photo has a pretty good idea of what they're getting into .. ....
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    Sticky: You posted from Southhampton, England: If you're...

    You posted from Southhampton, England: If you're not an American citizen, you won't get past many co-op boards. (And no, being from a "friendly" country doesn't always help).

    You'll have to look...
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    Sticky: Median price not significant .. .

    {Disclosure: I'm an NYC real estate agent}

    No one buys "the median" apartment.

    More meaningful is that average days on market have lengthened, from 133 in last year's third quarter to 150 this...
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