By Devin Gannon, Thu, November 3, 2022
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.
See the clever design
By Aaron Ginsburg, Thu, October 27, 2022
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
By Dana Schulz, Wed, October 12, 2022
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.
All the history right here
By Devin Gannon, Mon, October 10, 2022
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.
By Michelle Cohen, Fri, September 23, 2022
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.
Take the tour
By Devin Gannon, Tue, September 13, 2022
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.
By Michelle Cohen, Tue, July 19, 2022
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.
By Aaron Ginsburg, Fri, July 15, 2022
All images courtesy of The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library on Thursday reopened its Jefferson Market branch in Greenwich Village following a three-year renovation of the historic building. The $10 million project included installing much-needed accessibility features, renovating public and staff spaces, reconstructing ADA-compliant bathrooms, and improving electronic services for the communities tech needs.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Fri, June 24, 2022
Photo by Another Believer on Wikimedia
The National Park Service’s first LGBTQ+ visitor center will open at Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn, organizers announced this week. Pride Live, an LGBTQ+ advocacy group, officially broke ground on the future 3,700-square-foot Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center (SNMVC), expected to open in 2024. Located at 51 Christopher Street, the center will sit directly next to the historic Stonewall Inn and provide a space to learn about the Stonewall Rebellion in its original location.
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By Michelle Cohen, Wed, June 22, 2022
Image courtesy of Douglas Elliman Realty
In 2017, 6sqft featured this charming Village townhouse at 118 West 12th Street, owned by Mitchell Lichtenstein, the son of famous pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, then listed for $25,000,000. A stunning balance between a historic 1840s home and a perfectly-curated modern art mansion made it a rare residence as unique as its former owner. The 24.5-foot-wide Greek revival home is once again on the market–this time for $29,950,000. A new $7,000,000 renovation has made the dramatic dwelling more triple-mint than its former impossibly chic version, much like the pricey neighborhood that surrounds it.
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