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This just-right West Village co-op is the result of the combination of one lucky pre-war apartment and its downstairs twin; it may be priced like a one-bedroom co-op at $1.445 million, but it has the looks–and back garden–of a classic townhouse. The one-bedroom duplex at 92 Horatio Street has had a recent tasteful renovation, and two floors of space and an enchanting 250-square-foot garden on the ground floor are enviable just to start with. All of those things are located in one of Manhattan’s most sought-after neighborhoods.
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New York is a prime spot for holiday shopping, in large part because of big department stores like Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, designer flagships that line the Upper East Side, and whatever hell awaits you in the Disney Store in Times Square. But true New Yorkers should avoid the major shopping hubs, and instead seek gifts and other goods in some of the city’s slightly less crowded and infinitely more interesting ‘hoods, including the many holiday markets and pop-up shops found across the five boroughs. Find our favorite neighborhoods for holiday shopping this season, ahead.
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The single-family townhouse at 409 Bleecker Street in the West Village dates from 1860, and has had the same owner for over 40 years. The Italianate townhouse also had the good fortune of being located in one of the neighborhood’s many charming residential and shopping districts. The current owner is the widow of the late Donald E. Westlake (who also wrote under the pen name Richard Stark), a prolific American writer. The current retail tenant–trendy French fashion label Zadig & Voltaire–contributes $32,000 a month in rental income, which might make the home’s $9.75 million ask seem quite worth it.
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6 Weehawken Street in 2017; Map data © 2019 Google
Three years after Jean-Louis Goldwater Bourgeois announced plans to transfer the deed of his West Village townhouse to a nonprofit organization run by a former chief of the Ramapough Indians—part of the Lenape Nation, the original Manhattanites—the millionaire activist (and artist Louise Bourgeois’ son) has decided to hold onto it after all. Bourgeois was working on plans to transform the historic wood-frame home into a patahmaniikan, or a prayer house, when he decided that he was in fact “married to this building” and no longer eager to give it away, as the New York Post reports.
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Part of the Greenwich Village Historic District, this bright studio at 715 Washington Street is now on the market for a cool $575,000. The floor-through unit—previously configured as a one-bedroom—might be small in space but it’s big on charm, with pre-war details including original hardwood floors, painted brick walls, built-in shelving, and a decorative fireplace in the sleeping area.
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Featuring a fresh renovation by the owner, interior designer Shawn Henderson, this West Village co-op at 791 Greenwich Street blends a loft-like feel with classic Village charm. The biggest move made by Henderson—who counts Will Ferrell and Glenn Close as clients—was demolishing the wall between the former living and dining rooms in favor of an open concept. He also restored the original pine floors and created “pockets” of white and exposed brick throughout. Add to those charming details a hard-to-beat location near the corner of Bethune Street (“in the heart of the quietest and quaintest part of the West Village,” as the listing boasts) and you’re looking at a quintessential downtown pad for the asking price of $1.6 million.
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Publisher Barney Rossett started Grove Press in the 1960s for only $3,000 and turned it into a major publishing house notable for introducing American readers to authors like Henry Miller, Eugene Ionesco, Tom Stoppard, and Jean Genet. At the time, he was living in a 25-foot wide townhouse at 196 West Houston Street in the West Village, where he entertained creative luminaries like Norman Mailer and John Lennon. In 1989, the townhouse sold to another literary man, publisher Peter Mayer, who brought Salman Rushdie’s controversial “The Satanic Verses” to print. Today, the townhouse is just as inspiring and fresh on the market seeking $17.95 million, or $49,000 a month as a rental.
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This cozy West Village rental at 32 Downing Street is definitely easy on the eyes. Located in a prime spot in a coveted neighborhood, this artfully renovated home has just enough room for one, and more than enough charm to go around. The asking rent is $4,195 per month.
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Model Karlie Kloss is selling her chic and petite West Village townhouse co-op at 151 Charles Street, the Wall Street Journal reports. The three-story, two-bedroom-plus-den home was just listed for $2.75M. Though it’s a co-op, the triplex has all the perks of townhouse living–a front garden, a second-floor terrace, high ceilings, and skylit bedrooms to name a few–in addition to supermodel cachet and a prime West Village spot.
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Originally built in 1855, this landmarked Federal-era home at 35 Perry Street in the heart of the West Village was last sold in 2015 for $6 million. Soon after, the current owner realized the building was in rather unstable condition and embarked on an ambitious gut renovation. Reclaimed wood from the original structure was used for the extensive detailing and steel framing was added and left exposed, contributing to the home’s industrial-chic vibes. Now divided into several units, the garden duplex is available for a long-term lease at $15,000 a month.
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