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Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

Listing photos by Brynne Levy Photography for Compass

In the heart of the West Village at 53 Horatio Street, this three-bedroom home has just listed for $3.25 million. The 1834 Federal rowhouse was divided into six co-ops, but the units still retain their 19th-century charm. This residence spans an impressive four floors, hence why the listing describes it as a “house within a house.” In addition to its spacious, vertical layout, the apartment is the perfect mix of country decor and contemporary amenities.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

292 west 4th Street, Greenwich Village, townhouses, cool listings

Filled with 19th century grandeur, glorious details and a perfectly calibrated designer renovation, this Italianate brick townhouse at 292 West 4th Street may need some work–but only if you’re a fan of bold color in your home decor. If you embrace the tranquility of white, the 10-room West Village home on a gorgeous tree-lined block of noted lush private gardens may be just what you’re looking for. Built in 1860, the 20-foot-wide home asking $18 million has updated interiors by noted designer Piet Boon that complement scores of original details, starting with a stoop framed by a wrought iron railing and extending through floor-to-ceiling glass to elegant terrace gardens.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, West Village 

23 Cornelia Street, cool listings, taylor swift, celebrities, west village, carriage houses

Taylor Swift’s onetime West Village rental, a carriage house at 23 Cornelia Street, is in contract to sell, the New York Post reported on Wednesday. The property, which measures roughly 5,500 square feet, was last listed for $14.9 million, a dramatic drop in price from the $24.5 million it was listed for in April 2017. As 6sqft previously learned, the pop star rented the pad in 2016 for $40,000 per month while her Tribeca penthouse was under renovation.

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Features, Interiors, My SQFT House Tours, West Village 

Our ongoing series “My sqft” checks out the homes of New Yorkers across all the boroughs. Our latest interior adventure brings us to wellness entrepreneur and innovation consultant Ilse Paanakker’s West Village studio. Want to see your home featured here? Get in touch!

“Wellness” is definitely a buzzword these days, but Ilse Paanakker, a self-described “habit-based wellness guru” is definitely not just talk. By day, Ilse works as an innovation consultant, but she’s also the founder of Habit House, a wellness technology that helps women build healthy lifestyles one habit at a time. And it when it came to her 280-square-foot West Village studio, Ilse was sure to use her expertise to create a home that not only feels much larger than its tiny footprint but empowers her to maintain her personal healthy habits. From her beautifully curated collection of plants (it’s “meditative to take care of them,” she says) and DIY projects to her accountability board and streamlined kitchen that’s perfect for meal-prep, Ilse’s home is the true definition of a wellness lifestyle.

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Hudson Square, New Developments, real estate trends

315 Hudson Street, Google, Hudson Square

Google will invest $1 billion to open 1.7 million square feet of office space in Hudson Square, the company announced on Monday. The new campus includes property at 315 and 345 Hudson Street and will also be centered around 550 Washington Street, the former freight terminal, St. John’s Terminal. With this expansion from its Chelsea offices at 111 Eighth Avenue, Google said its workforce will double over the next 10 years, adding another 7,000 New York-based staff members.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

A corner one-bedroom co-op combining modern amenities with historic details was listed today for a cool $835,000. Located in the heart of the West Village at 242 West 4th Street, it more than makes up for its compact size with 10-foot ceilings and a central skylight, tons of original details, and quick access to everything the bustling neighborhood has to offer.

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City Living, gentrification

Can bougie bodegas make it in NYC?

By Michelle Cohen, Tue, October 23, 2018

Image: Clover Grocery via Facebook.

There was a time not too long ago when New Yorkers began to resent the apparent gentrification of local bodegas, which had begun carrying high-priced, healthy food items sought by new neighborhood residents. Chain convenience stores like 7-11 were yet another blow to the concept of the quirky corner deli. And then, of course, there was the Whole Foods effect. The latest development in the ascent of the local grocery store is even more difficult to grok: The “wellness bodega” has arrived. As Eater reports, mini-markets–like Clover Grocery in Manhattan’s West Village–in metro areas like NYC and LA are stocking items like $18 “vegan friendly” condoms and marine collagen supplements–and confusing the daylights out of ordinary city folk.

And a WeWork market, of course

Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

Tucked into one of New York City’s most charm-filled and sought-after neighborhoods among the boutiques and bistros of the West Village, this compact one-bedroom co-op at 713 Washington Street has sophistication and style that set it apart from the average cookie-cutter flat. Architect-designed and renovated, this downtown walk-up (only two flights) makes use of every inch of livable space and looks good doing it.

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Features, GVSHP, History, West Village 

What’s in a name? Gay Street

By Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Thu, September 27, 2018

Southward view of Gay Street via Wiki Commons

Gay Street is one of the most charming and picturesque streets in Greenwich Village, an icon of the historic neighborhood’s anachronistic character. But the origins of its name are hotly debated, with the LGBT rights movement and abolitionism often cited as the source of its unusual nomenclature. And while the street certainly has strong connections to gay liberation and the African-American struggle for freedom, the history behind the name is a little murkier, and a little more complicated to unravel, than one might expect.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

In an especially photogenic corner of the uber-desirable West Village where Hudson Street meets Jane Street, this classic townhouse at 613 Hudson Street boasts direct views of Abingdon Square Park. Asking $5.45 million, this 20-foot-wide four-and-a-half story home has elegant historic details befitting an 1842 townhouse and stylish modern updates to the kitchen and baths. It also has commercial zoning–something most townhomes don’t offer–for added options.

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