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Celebrities, Greenwich Village, Recent Sales

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After quite a few price cuts and almost three years on the market, Sarah Jessica Parker has found a buyer for her Greenwich Village townhouse at 20 East 10th Street. Originally listed for $25 million in 2012, and most recently re-listed in September for $22 million, the 6,800-square-foot, five-bedroom home finally entered into contract for $20 million, according to the Daily News.

Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick bought the townhouse in 2011 for $19 million. They completed a full renovation, but reportedly the family never actually lived there, using the home as a massive closet and residing in another Village townhouse.

Take a look around the house here

Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Interiors

530 LaGuardiaPlace, Greenwich Village, Jendretzki

A few short years ago this charming home at 530 LaGuardia Place was the epitome of an old school artist’s loft and on the market for $2.7 million. The wide-open space with soaring ceilings and hardwood floors was punctuated by original columns, an abundance of natural light, and the requisite exposed brick. Scattered among the apartment’s classic details and integral to the home’s design theme were trappings of the prior inhabitants, two artists who had lived and worked in the home for 40 years. In-progress paintings, canvases, work tables, and paint supplies all contributed to the home’s bohemian aesthetic.

Fast-forward to 2015. While the traditional loft architectural elements all remain, this three-bedroom 3,300-square-foot Greenwich Village loft is nearly unrecognizable from its more understated predecessor, the result of an impeccable redesign by Pablo Jendretzki.

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Celebrities, Greenwich Village, Recent Sales

137 West 12th Street, Judd Hirsch, Marlene Mancini

Assistants have been known to fetch coffee or pick up dry cleaning for their bosses, but usually not sell them their apartments. Marlene Mancini, production assistant and acting teacher, however, has just sold her Greenwich Village studio to her former boss, actor Judd Hirsch, best known for his role as Alex Rieger on “Taxi,” for $400,000 according to city records released today.

Hirsch also owns a larger one-bedroom at 345 East 93rd Street, which he bought in 2013 for $500,000, so we’re guessing his latest purchase is more of a downtown pied-à-terre. We’re also guessing he’ll have to bring a big bucket of spackle with him on move-in day, as Mancini has the walls completely covered in quirky frames.

Tour the studio

Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Interiors

62 West 11th Street, Greenwich Village

Moving into your dream apartment just got a little easier. Not only does this $7,500/month Greenwich Village rental come fully furnished, but its beautiful kitchen is stocked with all your cooking and dining essentials, and the bedroom and bathrooms include fresh linens. All you need to do is pack up your picture frames and clothes and move in.

Featuring impossibly tall windows, hardwood herringbone floors, two intricately carved wood-burning marble fireplaces and 13-foot ceilings with absolutely stunning arched molding, this 1,500-square-foot parlor floor-through unit at 62 West 11th Street off of Fifth Avenue is a wonderful mix of both pre-war and contemporary details.

See more of why you can move right in

Celebrities, Greenwich Village, Recent Sales

1 Fifth Avenue, James E. Burrows

“Cheers,” “Frasier,” “Will & Grace,” “Friends”… these are just some of the ’90s sitcoms that director James E. Burrows has on his resume. The television maven and his wife, noted sitcom hairstylist Debbie Easton, have definitely met their fair share of celebrities, but it seems that now they’re looking to trade in their Wilshire Boulevard address for a more low-key lifestyle in Greenwich Village…though they are moving to prestigious 1 Fifth Avenue.

The couple picked up a one-bedroom apartment at the storied building for $4.2 million, according to city records released today. It’s definitely not up to par with Will and Grace’s elegant home or Monica and Rachel’s kitschy apartment, but it’s charming in its own right.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Interiors

Gorgeous Two-Bedroom Greenwich Village Gem in Sought After Butterfield House for $2.8M

Greenwich Village has long been known for its charming nineteenth and early twentieth century architecture, part of what makes it one of the city’s most sought after locations. But sprinkled in amongst the classic townhouses are a number of tastefully designed post-war structures that have earned their own reputation as highly desirable residential abodes.

With a series of handsome and deep bay windows dotting its façade and a lovely glass arcade connecting its two buildings, Butterfield House is one example of modern architecture that fits seamlessly into the fabric of the Village–and where you’ll find this gut-renovated (2012) and absolutely gorgeous two-bedroom apartment.

See inside this Butterfield gem

Celebrities, Greenwich Village

66 East 11th Street, Delos Living

A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t going to lose out on NYC rent while he’s out schmoozing models and moguls across the globe. The Post reports that the actor has been renting out his Delos pad for a cool $25,000 a month to Jonathan Orszag, an economic policy advisor for President Clinton during the 1990s and a senior managing director of economic consulting firm Compass Lexecon.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Historic Homes, Interiors

Although the original architectural details in this floor-through townhouse pad postdate Shakespeare’s classic tome about star-crossed lovers by about 300 years, they offer the perfect setting for a different kind of romance, because this one-bedroom rental at 4 West 9th Street in the Village is easy to fall in love with.

See more of why you’ll fall in love

Greenwich Village, Policy, Polls

POLL: Will the NYU Expansion Plan Move Ahead?

By Dana Schulz, Wed, February 25, 2015

After years of contention, we learned yesterday that opponents of the controversial NYU expansion plan would receive their final day in court to try to block the massive redevelopment. While Villagers have long been known as preservation pioneers (Jane Jacobs’ successful fight against Robert Moses’ destructive plans for the area is probably the best-known example), NYU has become one of the most powerful landholders in the city. So, we want to know what you think the outcome of the fierce debate will be.

Images: NYU buildings on Washington Square via DSC_0418 via photopin (license) (L); Local activists hold a rally against the NYU 2031 plan, via GVSHP

Greenwich Village, Major Developments, Policy

NYU Expansion Plan Opponents Will Get Final Day in Court

By Dana Schulz, Tue, February 24, 2015

NYU Expansion Plan, NYU 2031

A rendering of the expansion plan

In October, the appellate court overturned a previous decision by the New York Supreme Court that prohibited NYU’s $6 billion, 1.9 million-square-foot Greenwich Village expansion plan, but community groups vowed to appeal the decision. And they most certainly kept their word.

In a press release sent today by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP), we’ve learned that the New York State Court of Appeals agreed to hear an appeal by GVSHP, Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan, Community Board 2, actor Mark Ruffalo, and other local concerned parties.

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