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Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Manhattan download

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market reportthe manhattan overview (558 kb)This is the fifth and final report available for download based on 2006. While the first four dealt with specific areas like downtown or the Upper West side, this is a big picture view of the overall marketplace in Manhattan. The landscape was mixed, however price per square foot up was about up +7% overall. Which only seems like a small increase when compared with the very rapid appreciation of the past few years. Please download the complete report for all the details, and feel free to leave a comment here or contact me about any questions you may have.

download the manhattan overview (558 kb)

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Friday, March 16, 2007

Report on NYC economic conditions

market reportNYC Monthly report on current economic conditions (322 kb) Straight from the Mayors' office, this is February's report about how New York's economy is performing. The housing section clearly shows a slowing off the record pace of growth over the past few years in both existing home sales and new construction permits, but also makes it clear that NYC is solidly in positive territory and holding up very well in comparison to the rest of country.

download the full report (322 kb)

Monday, March 12, 2007

The Brooklyn download

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market reportthe brooklyn report (532 kb .pdf) This download-able report details price movement in 2006, in Brooklyn's downtown brownstone and loft neighborhoods. Average sale prices market-wide were up a very modest +2%, but the story varied greatly depending upon neighborhood and property type.

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Friday, March 9, 2007

Greetings from New Amsterdam: Russell Shorto speaks from The Island at the Center of the World

location of one bowling greendowntown manhattanThe Downtown Alliance's next Third Thursday Lecture features Russell Shorto, author of The Island at the Center of the World and a contributing writer for the New York Times. He will be speaking on Thursday, March 15th, 2007 at 7 pm. The venue on the site of the old fort in the Dutch city of New Amsterdam (pop-up map), where now stands the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, in the former U.S. Customs House building at One Bowling Green. It is a monumental and imposing Beaux-Arts building designed by Cass Gilbert in 1899, and a treat to experience its grandly proportioned space.

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