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Greenwich Village, History, Landmarks Preservation Commission

Julius’ Bar. Map data © 2020 Google

New York City’s oldest gay bar is the city’s newest landmark. The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to designate Julius’ Bar as an individual landmark, citing the significant role the historic Greenwich Village establishment played in advancing rights for LGBTQ+ New Yorkers. The bar was the site of the 1966 “Sip-In,” a protest by members of the Mattachine Society against a New York state law that prohibited bars from serving “suspected gay men or lesbians.”

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

All photos courtesy of Coldwell Banker Warburg

Looking for a New York City one-bedroom with a flexible floor plan, private outdoor space, and a charming location? It will cost you $1,875,000. Located at 11 Fifth Avenue in the “Gold Coast” of Greenwich Village, this available co-op is decently sized at roughly 1,000 square feet. There’s a home office that could easily become a second bedroom and a terrace that stretches the entire living area.

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Greenwich Village, Historic Homes, Landmarks Preservation Commission

Photo by Spencer Means on Flickr

A 200-year-old landmarked property in Greenwich Village once home to author Ruth McKenney could soon be demolished. The city’s Department of Buildings last week ordered the immediate demolition of the rowhouse at 14 Gay Street after learning unpermitted work on the building has left it at risk of collapsing. According to The Village Sun, adjacent 16 Gay Street, also constructed in 1827, has also been compromised.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

All photos courtesy of Russ Ross for The Corcoran Group

New Yorkers know how to make the most out of scarce square footage with space-saving storage, built-ins, and decor tricks. This available Greenwich Village takes small-space design to the next level with a sliding wall that expands the living room by several feet and a Murphy bed that easily transforms the home office into a second bedroom. Located on the 21st floor of the full-service co-op building at 101 West 12th Street, the clever apartment, listed for $3,250,000, even has private outdoor space, too.

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Architecture, Design, Events, Greenwich Village

Image courtesy of Sam Lahoz

The annual competition that pits New York City-based architectural firms against each other to carve the best pumpkin is returning on Friday, just in time for Halloween. Known as Pumpkitecture, the event will give onlookers the opportunity to see architects hone their skills in real-time and compete for the big prize, the Pritzkerpumpkin. Pumpkitecture will take place at the Center for Architecture at 536 LaGuardia Place in Greenwich Village on October 28 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Get ready to go gourd to gourd

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Features, Greenwich Village, History, holidays

Village Halloween Parade

Photo via John St John / Flickr

The Village Halloween Parade may not be as completely outrageous as it once was, but this annual holiday extravaganza is quintessential Greenwich Village. Though many parade attendees are there to show off their costumes and check out those of others, there’s a large number of guests who revel in the nostalgia of a New York tradition that’s marched downtown since 1973. But there’s a lot more history to the parade than most people may know. For instance, it didn’t always go up 6th Avenue, and there’s an entire art form behind those supersized puppets.

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Greenwich Village, Historic Homes

Listing photos by Rich Caplan

One of New York City’s skinniest homes entered contract this week. At just nine-and-a-half feet wide, the townhouse at 75 1/2 Bedford Street in Greenwich Village is famous not only for its super slender frame but for its one-time resident, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. The home, known as the Millay House, hit the market in August 2021 for $4,990,000 but got a price cut this summer to $4,199,000.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

Photo credit: Celeste Godoy Photography for The Corcoran Group

Located within a classic 1844 Greenwich Village building, this jewel box of a co-op boasts a custom renovation by noted interior designer Carlos Otero. The result, currently asking $7,500,000, is a thoroughly modern and luxurious home that has retained the warmth and creativity befitting its address. The three-level co-op at 200 Mercer Street includes 3,000 square feet of creatively-designed interior space and an expansive landscaped private roof terrace.

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Greenwich Village, History, Landmarks Preservation Commission

Julius’ Bar. Streetview © 2021 Google

New York City’s oldest gay bar is on its way to becoming an individual landmark. The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday voted to calendar Julius’ Bar, a Greenwich Village establishment known for its historic 1966 “Sip-In” when members of the Mattachine Society protested the state law that prohibited bars from serving “suspected gay men or lesbians.” Considered one of the city’s most significant sites related to LGBTQ+ history, Julius’ Bar played an instrumental role in advancing the rights of gay New Yorkers.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

Photo credit: Brown Harris Stevens

This charming co-op at 39 East 10th Street, the product of a custom renovation by a design pro whose work has been featured on top industry magazine covers, combines timeless elegance with downtown chic. Configured like a standard Village pre-war railroad apartment with bedrooms in each of two “wings,” this sophisticated home was redesigned in a way that makes it a perfect home, with a space for everything from work and daily living to gracious entertaining. Asking $3,495,000, the unit includes the equally sophisticated furnishings within.

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