As folks who've spent countless hours trying to wrangle tidbits of data out of New York City's property records search, we can say with confidence: man, their technology sucks. The city, apparently recognizing this, has done up a new form of records search that's sure to appeal to even the most hardcore internet user: annual lists of all sales, by address, in the form of downloadable Excel and PDF files. Wow, thanks! We'll be over at Property Shark if you need us!
· Property Search Records [nyc.gov via NYTimes]
· Manhattan Sales in 2007 [nyc.gov, PDF]