West Village 

Cool Listings, West Village 

Living in a classic pre-war co-op in the West Village–one built by Bing & Bing nonetheless–is something of a dream for NYC history and real estate buffs. But if you’re not in the million-dollar price bracket, this charming $675,000 studio at 2 Horatio Street is the perfect place to start. At 450-square-feet, the home has been recently renovated to include a separate sleeping alcove and large closet, as well as a modern kitchen and bathroom. And let’s not forget about those quintessential views of lovely West 13th Street and Greenwich Avenue.

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Chelsea, History, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Staten Island, Upper West Side , West Village 

Top, left to right: GAA Firehouse, James Baldwin Residence, LGBT Community Center; Bottom, left to right: Audre Lorde Residence, Women’s Liberation Center, Caffe Cino; All photos courtesy of NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted on Tuesday to calendar six individual sites related to the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in New York City. The proposed landmarks highlight both groups and individuals who have advanced the LGBT rights movement by providing structure for community and political support, as well as raising public awareness. The commission’s decision to calendar the sites comes ahead of next month’s 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and NYC’s annual Pride celebration. LPC Chair Sarah Carroll said on Tuesday a public hearing to discuss the sites will be held June 4.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

Listing images by Ken Chen of Evan Joseph; courtesy of Compass

This townhouse is located in the heart of the West Village, but since it’s nestled within the gated Greenwich Mews at 687 Greenwich Street, it gives the feel of being in a suburban enclave with extra privacy, a dedicated parking garage, and an enclosed courtyard. Combining a great city address with country-living vibes, this elegant residence was recently renovated into a modern three-bedroom home spanning over four levels. It’s currently on the rental market, seeking $27,500 a month.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, West Village 

Photo by Allyson Lubow and Corcoran’s Dean DeCarlo

One of the oldest buildings in the West Village is for sale. Located at 17 Grove Street, the rare, wood-frame townhouse built in 1822 is now on the market for $12 million. The unique property includes the main, three-bedroom house, and a two-story backhouse at 100 Bedford Street. Because the city banned the construction of wooden homes in the area in 1849, 17 Grove Street is one of the oldest remaining wood-frame homes in the Village, although not quite the overall oldest home in the neighborhood.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

68 Bethune Street, West Village, Marc Jacobs

Interior listing images by Yoo Jean Han; exterior images by Francois Halard. Courtesy of Sotheby’s

Shortly after purchasing a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in the New York suburb of Rye, designer Marc Jacobs has put his West Village townhouse on the market for $15,996,000, as the Wall Street Journal first reported. Jacobs is looking to downsize in Manhattan as he prepares to split his time between New York City and Rye. The three-bedroom townhouse at 68 Bethune Street is part of the Superior Ink condominium project designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects in the late 2000s. Property records show that Jacobs bought the residence for $10.495 million in 2009.

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Restaurants, West Village 

Image via Flickr

Keith McNally’s Pastis was an iconic fixture of the New York dining scene since it opened in 1999, known for serving steak frites to an A-list celebrity crowd including regulars Anna Wintour, Martha Stewart, and Sarah Jessica Parker (it also made regular appearances on “Sex and the City”). Replicating the vibe of an early 20-century French brasserie in the middle of the industrial Meatpacking District, the influential spot was credited with transforming the neighborhood into one of the city’s top dining destinations. Since it shuttered its doors in 2014, McNally has been resolved to reopen and now the anticipated arrival of Pastis 2.0 is almost here. Referred to as “the biggest comeback in NYC dining in years,” Pastis is set to open at its new West Village location, 52 Gansevoort Street, in just one month, Eater reports.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, West Village 

16 Morton Street, Cynthia Rowley, West Village

Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley has found a buyer for her three-story townhouse in the West Village. The buyer paid more than $14 million for the property at 16 Morton Street and plans to use the 25-foot-wide home to house a luxury car collection, the Wall Street Journal reported. The townhouse was first listed last April for $17.5 million; Rowley lowered the price to just under $16 million last fall.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

118 Perry Street, West Village

Listing images by DDreps – Hayley Day

A gut renovation transformed this West Village studio into an efficient space with custom built-ins throughout and a breezy palette of bright white, exposed brick, and maple hardwood. Located at 118 Perry Street, a largely residential street famous for housing Carrie Bradshaw’s home, you’ll be right in the heart of the West Village and steps away from everything the neighborhood has to offer. The petite pad is a smart investment—it last sold in 2015 for $375,000, and just hit the market for $499,000.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, West Village 

Photo of Sarah Jessica Parker via Wikimedia; 271 West 11th Street via Leslie J. Garfield

A mansion on an affluent block in the West Village hit the market this week for $28.6 million. Located at 271 West 11th Street, the property sits next to “Sex and the City” star Sarah Jessica Parker and actor Matthew Broderick’s two townhouses, which are currently being combined into a megamansion. Other A-list New Yorkers on the block, which stretches between West 4th and Bleecker, include Chipotle founder Steve Ells, Liv Tyler, and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, Curbed NY noted.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, West Village 

Westbeth NYC, Westbeth Artists Housing

Photo via Wiki Commons

Nearly 50 years ago, the old Bell Telephone Laboratories building at 55 Bethune Street in the Far West Village was converted to affordable live/work housing for artists, courtesy of a young, then-unknown architect named Richard Meier. Because of the building’s prime Hudson River-front location, storied creative past, and collection of 384 units–most of which feature open, loft layouts and high ceilings perfect for a working artist–Westbeth Artists Housing has become one of the most coveted addresses in NYC. For the first time since 2007, the community has reopened its waitlist for working artists and their families. The annual income range starts at $69,445 for one person to $114,950 for a six-person household, and the units go from $900/month studios to $2,400/month three-bedrooms.

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