Going by the numbers, 2009 was a long time ago. Sales volume in Manhattan has rebounded by 36.8% since the crash stalled the real estate sales market across-the-board; condo and co-op sales fell 28% from 2008 to 2009. In 2009 there were 7,430 sales of Manhattan apartments, but in 2011 sales volume reached 10,161 units. That’s a great sign in a time of tight inventory and even tighter credit, which is why we at New Construction Manhattan have confidence that this trend will continue. But, as any apartment buyer in Manhattan knows, there is no one single Manhattan sales market; everything here depends upon location. Each neighborhood in Manhattan has recovered at a different rate, and the fastest recovering neighborhoods may surprise you, as may the slowest; there’s only one neighborhood in Manhattan where sales have declined continually since 2009, and it’s probably not the one you expect.