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affordable housing, East Village, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

A housing lottery opened this week for 36 apartments at a new East Village rental.  Located at 302 East 2nd Street, the 14-story building, called “East Village Homes,” was developed by Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), a nonprofit that serves low-income immigrant communities across the city. New Yorkers earning 50, 80, and 140 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from $857/month one-bedrooms to $2,774/month two-bedrooms.

Find out if you qualify

Cool Listings, East Village

Listing photos by MW Studio for The Corcoran Group

This penthouse in the East Village is stunningly gorgeous, there’s no arguing that. But the exact style is so unique it’s hard to pinpoint. The current owner, interior designer Alfredo Paredes (a 33-year veteran of Ralph Lauren Corp.) describes his oasis as “bohemian, yet industrial,” though we’re also getting major Spanish Mission/Santa Barbara vibes. Located at 235 East 11th Street, the two-bedroom duplex has treetop views of St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery across the street, as well as a 960-square-foot terrace from which to enjoy them.

Take the tour

Cool Listings, East Village

Listing photos by Russ Ross for the Shii Ann Huang Team at Compass

There’s so much about this full-floor loft that feels like the old-school East Village, starting with the treetop views of Tompkins Square Park. The three-bed, two-bath co-op at 313 East 10th Street was redesigned by architecture firm AvroKo, who preserved much of the pre-war charm including tin ceilings, reclaimed wide plank oak floors, exposed brick, and two decorative mantels. They also added modern conveniences like handsome, floor-to-ceiling closets and contemporary shelving units. At 1,400 square feet, it’s asking $1,575,000.

Look around

Cool Listings, East Village

Listing photos by Hayley Ellen Day for DD Reps

This penthouse at 50 Avenue A is just under $2 million, and it has a lot going for it for that price. To start, the two-bedroom layout is split among three floors, which includes a living room terrace, a solarium, and a roof deck overlooking the low-scale neighborhood. The interiors are the perfect mix of modern finishes and artsy touches, all with cool views of the historic Church of the Most Holy Redeemer around the corner.

Have a look

Cool Listings, East Village

Listing photos by Yale Wagner for Sotheby’s International Realty

Artist William Wegman is best known for his fantastical photos of his Weimaraner dogs, which were even turned into a series of murals at the 23rd Street F, M subway station. Early in his career, he bought the East Village building at 431 East 6th Street, a former synagogue, turning it into his studio and residence. In 1996, he sold it to poet Paola Igliori, and other owners over the years have included artist Jack Sal, curator Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, and documentary filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Now, the very unique space is looking for a new artist-in-residence. The main-floor duplex is being sold for $2,749,000 or along with the street-level art gallery for $5,495,000.

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Cool Listings, East Village, Historic Homes

Listing photos by Yoo Jean Han for Sotheby’s International Realty

Abstract expressionist artist Jay Rosenblum moved into this East Village townhouse at 502 East 11th Street 50 years ago, setting up his studio in the skylit space on the top floor. Though he passed away in 1989 at age 55 from a bike accident (his wife Muriel passed away in September), the home is owned by his daughters, Julia Crane and Maria Rosenblum, according to Mansion Global. Now, for the first time in five decades, they’ve put the home, which they call “Bohemian rhapsody” for its 1960s/70s vibes, on the market for $3,995,000. Built in 1836, the 4,000-square-foot townhouse is the oldest on the block and is configured as four apartments.

Take a tour here

Cool Listings, East Village

Listing photos by Russ Ross Photography

This East Village co-op is technically a one-bedroom, which may make the $1,895,000 ask seem a bit high. But the 1,200-square-foot spread has two floors, a bonus media room, and a nearly 550-square-foot tri-level terrace that feels like a true urban oasis. Located at 425 East 9th Street, the home has contemporary interiors with exposed brick accents and excellent closet space.

Go inside

East Village

Photo of 770 Broadway (cropped) via Wikimedia Commons

Earlier this month, the Kmart on Astor Place, a strangely beloved neighborhood fixture, closed abruptly after 25 years. The store at 770 Broadway was one of only two locations in Manhattan; the Penn Station outpost closed in early 2020. Now, landlord Vornado Realty Trust has announced that they will bring in Wegmans grocery store as the new tenant, scheduled to open in the second half of 2023.

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Cool Listings, East Village

All photos courtesy of Luciane Serifovic

A one-of-a-kind penthouse in the East Village has returned to the market asking nearly $5 million less than when it listed in 2018. Custom designed by former HBO CEO Michael Fuchs as a “house in the sky,” the apartment at 130 East 12th Street measures over 6,500 square feet across three floors, with extra square footage found in the form of two outdoor spaces. It’s currently asking $7,850,000.

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East Village, Events, Lower East Side

Photo of a previous year’s Festival by Melvin Audaz

In 1987, Avenue C was renamed Loisaida Avenue, “a Spanglish name for the Lower East Side, connoting the Puerto Rican and Latinx community which have had a significant presence there since the mid-20th century,” explained Village Preservation executive director Andrew Berman. That same year on the Sunday before Memorial Day, the vibrant community hosted the first Loisaida Festival to celebrate their neighborhood’s culture. Thirty-four years later, and the Festival is still going strong. For the second year, the event will be virtual on two Sundays–May 23 and 30–featuring an exciting roster of musicians, performers, and family-friendly entertainment.

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