Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village, History

Stonewall Inn, LGBTQ, historic monuments

Last June, President Obama formally recognized Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn and its surrounding area as a national historic monument, creating the first National Park Service unit dedicated to the gay rights movement. To expand the reach of this monument, Senator Chuck Schumer announced on Sunday a $1 million grant from Google to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center to begin a project preserving the oral histories and human experiences from early LGBTQ leaders present during the Stonewall Inn riots. According to the New York Times, the initiative will create an educational curriculum for students and a digital platform that’s expected to launch by the 50th anniversary of the protests in 2019.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

It’s often said that if you’re not sure which neighborhood you’d like, renting is the best way to get to know a few before you make the commitment of buying. And while Greenwich Village is often a top choice, it’s an expensive commitment. This $13,000 a month rental in a classic pre-war co-op at 61 West 10th Street is pricey, but you’re starting at the top, with a view, on downtown Manhattan’s “Gold Coast” in the aptly named Windsor Arms. And there’s plenty of room at the top in the form of two big bedrooms with room for more.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Interiors

$2.4M Village co-op is townhouse charming and loft cool

By Michelle Cohen, Sun, April 9, 2017

68 West 11th Street, cool listings, Greenwich Village, co-ops

Situated on a gorgeous tree-lined Village block, this full-floor co-op at 68 West 11th Street has the charm of an historic townhouse and the cool factor of a spacious downtown loft. A stylish and space-conscious renovation adds to the good looks of this third-floor walk-up, and a big skylight brings in plenty of light.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Historic Homes, Interiors

Lichtenstein, 118 West 12th Street, cool listings, townhouses, greenwich village, interiors

In the heart of the beautiful Greenwich Village Historic District, this 24-foot-wide 1847 Greek Revival townhouse at 118 West 12th Street is on the public market for the first time in 170 years, asking $25 million. In addition to rare and perfectly restored historic details, the home has been renovated with a collector’s eye for the eclectic and unique, incorporating the best in contemporary comforts, adding even more character to its already magical rooms. While we wish we could say the dizzying collection of Roy Lichtenstein works and other art that adorns the walls of this amazing home were part of the deal, we’d imagine the current owner, filmmaker Mitchell Lichtenstein–the Pop artist’s son–and his husband Vincent Sanchez, will be holding on to those treasures.

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Features, Greenwich Village, photography, Restaurants, The urban lens

Murray's Cheese NYC, Rob Kaufelt, James and Karla Murray

6sqft’s ongoing series The Urban Lens invites photographers to share work exploring a theme or a place within New York City. In this installment, award-winning photographers James and Karla Murray return to give us a behind-the-scenes tour of Murray’s Cheese. Are you a photographer who’d like to see your work featured on The Urban Lens? Get in touch with us at [email protected].

Murray’s Cheese was founded in 1940 on Cornelia Street. When Rob Kaufelt bought the business in 1991, he grew the store into an internationally known food destination that now includes educational programs, a full-service restaurant, catering, and state-of-the-art cheese aging caves in Long Island City. Personally, our love affair with Murray’s Cheese began in 1994, when we were newlyweds on a budget, often buying cheese from the small Bleecker Street store to eat with some freshly baked bread purchased from the nearby Zito & Sons Bakery. Plus, with Murray’s being our namesake, we felt an immediate connection to the store.

Just last month, the Kroger Company purchased the equity of Murray’s Cheese and its flagship Greenwich Village location to form a merger of the two companies. As this new era approaches, we decided to capture all the cheesy goodness of the store, restaurant, and caves, as well as chat with Rob, cavemaster PJ, and Murray’s Cheese Bar’s general manager Jake Goznikar to learn about Murray’s history, unique contributions to local and world-wide food culture, and future.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, History

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr may have dueled in Weehawken, New Jersey, but they also both left their mark on Greenwich Village. At the end of the 18th century, Burr began buying up land around Bedford and Downing Streets for his Richmond Hill country estate (a Federal rowhouse here recently hit the market for $5.75 million). Hamilton’s connection is much less glamorous: On July 12, 1804, the day after the duel, he died in the home of his friend William Bayard. According to a plaque on the building, this took place at 82 Jane Street, where a listing for a $3,495/month one-bedroom also backs up the claim. But historians say Bayard actually lived a block north on Horatio Street.

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Celebrities, Greenwich Village

Back in September, after a 19-month legal battle, John and Yoko Ono‘s son Sean was ordered by a Manhattan judge to remove a tree on his Greenwich Village property at 153 West 13th Street after neighbors Gary and Addie Tomei (parents of actress Marisa Tomei) claimed it spread roots on their property, “cracking the stoop, breaking the railings, and coming through the basement floor of their townhouse,” as 6sqft explained. The Post now reports that Lennon has finally settled on the $10 million suit and removed the pesky tree.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Historic Homes, Interiors

The listing brags that this Greenwich Village co-op looks like something out of a movie, and we’d have to agree. A two-year restoration of this apartment, which occupies the third floor of the 1839 Greek Revival townhouse 158 Waverly Place, left the 2,000-square-foot space looking gorgeous. Historic details are paired with both intricate wallpaper patterns and modern amenities. The apartment, too, has hosted a notable crew of residents. The townhouse was built for Lambert Suydam, the former president of Manhattan Gas & Light Co., and then the third floor was later occupied by Oscar winning actress Judy Holliday between 1948 and 1952. The latest owner, Thomas Ruff, is a German photographer who purchased it in 2006 for $1.65 million, according to public records. And now the co-op can be rented for $12,495 a month.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Interiors

The aren’t many glassy condo developments in Greenwich Village, but this one at 3 West 13th Street has an apartment up for sale. The two-bedroom pad occupies the entire eighth floor and is accessed by a private key-locked elevator. Floor-to-ceiling windows, white tile flooring and a modern gas fireplace lend to an aesthetic the listing dubs “sleek and sexy.”

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

Justin Timberlake may be bringing sexy back to Greenwich Village, as the Post reports that he was seen checking out the sprawling triplex penthouse at 12 East 13th Street. The mod pad was first listed for $30.5 million in 2013, but has since been cut nearly in half to $18.5 million. It boasts amazing architectural details like a three-story, sloped wall of glass and a dramatic sculptural staircase, as well as luxury offerings including two massive terraces and two parking spots.

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Celebrities, Greenwich Village, Recent Sales

It’s safe to say this $40 million penthouse is of the “venti” size, considering it’s the priciest unit in new mega-development the Greenwich Lane and, at $7,159/square foot, one of the most expensive residential sales in Greenwich Village to date. Though The Real Deal reports that the buyer is Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, whose estimated $3 billion net worth makes this a drop in the bucket. The 5,587-square-foot duplex spans the 16th and 17th floors and boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with skyline views and more than 1,600 square feet of private outdoor space.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Interiors

This charming Greenwich Village studio costs just a hair under $1 million after a recent price chop. Located at the cooperative 45 West 10th Street, the pad first hit the market last summer asking $1.075 million and the price has whittled away in the months since down to $995,000. (It last sold in 2007, for $495,000.) This studio does boast some perks, like a separate bedroom nook that creates space for a charming, bookshelf-lined living room, as well as a massive private backyard.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Interiors

140 West 10th Street, Greenwich Village tiny apartment, Murphy bed

Some smart design maximizes space at this Greenwich Village studio, located at 140 West 10th Street and asking $3,495 a month. The wall and Murphy bed system was designed in Italy by the space saving furniture company Clei, and the system provides a flexible space that can be transformed into either an entertaining area or bedroom.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

Shepard Smith has been bestowed with the dubious title of “most likeable anchor on Fox News,” and the popular breaking news chief won even more points for defending competitor CNN against PEOTUS ranting. But he’s also looking to get some real estate points by selling his Greenwich Village apartment at 65 West 13th Street for $4.9 million (h/t Luxury Listings). Smith bought the 2,341-square-foot condo in 2004 for $1.875 million, briefly listing it for $4 mil in 2011.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Interiors

What’s a loft apartment without towering ceilings above? This lofty prewar building, at 30 West 13th Street in Greenwich Village, was converted to co-op in 1978 and holds 24 units. This one, now on the market for $3.5 million, is a sprawling three bedroom with dramatic beamed ceilings in the open living and dining room. This last sold in $2.3 million in 2004 and has been on and off the market since 2015, when it was first asking $3.95 million.

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