As you already know if you follow Manhattan real estate or read this blog, the market for luxury condos in New York City has recovered almost completely from the crash of 2008. 2011 was a pretty good year for real estate in Manhattan. Condos sales had a banner year in Upper Manhattan and Harlem, and the market more or less avoided the usual slump that’s expected with the early winter months. To ring in the new year, the Real Deal polled a group of real estate experts and industry insiders to get their predictions on how the market would play out in 2012. What they said wasn’t particularly surprising; most of them agreed that this year would see a continuation of last year’s trends. But, good news for all, they provide an overall positive view of the market for luxury condos in Manhattan.