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CurbedWire: '80s Astor Place a Steal, Mirada Does Craigslist, LIC Stealing Williamsburgers

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ASTOR PLACE?A Curbed tipster recently came across an appraisal for 13 Astor Place?the gorgeous old loft building that now houses a Starbucks and condos (the residences use the 21 Astor address)?from 1980. The estimated value of the building back then? $3,150,000. Meanwhile, two apartments in the converted building sold for around twice that amount in 2008 alone. [CurbedWire Inbox]

EAST HARLEM?The Mirada on East 116th Street has been cited as a Harlem success story thanks to reasonable prices, but one Curbed tipster isn't impressed: "They still have unsold units, and post on Craigslist on a weekly basis. Is this common for many buildings? It's been in the market for more than 6 months. How do the suckers that jumped in early feel right now." Well, according to StreetEasy half the building is sold and prices have yet to come down, so they're probably not dumping the arsenic in the milk quite yet. [CurbedWire Inbox]

LONG ISLAND CITY?Arecent salvo in the Williamsburg vs. LIC war was fired buy a Northside Piers resident who said, "Long Island City needs another eight years, I'd say. Williamsburg is there." Now, a note from someone who begs to differ: "Was over at EastCoast this weekend and I have to say that the building is pretty ridiculous. A 'quiet' study room, games room, cinema, gym, yoga classes each evening. crazily organized and clean drug store and grocery downstairs. I felt like i was in a W hotel or something. I have friends who just moved there from Williamsburg. They were paying $500 more a month in billyburg for a loft, 4th floor walk up." [CurbedWire Inbox]

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