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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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35 Bethune Street, West Village

In the converted brick West Village loft building formerly home to the Pickwick Paper Company, and now to 22 condos, this apartment at 35 Bethune Street offers an amenity-rich triplex with original details. The modern three-bedroom apartment is defined by a 24-foot, tiered glass atrium in its center and has more than 2,100 square feet of space. It’s currently asking $3.4 million.

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Image courtesy of TBD Architecture + Design Studio; photo by Christopher Olstein.

It’s hard to find a penthouse in downtown Manhattan that isn’t impressive in one way or another, but this 1,600-square-foot space high above Christopher Street in the West Village has bragging rights to that rare and elusive refuge that few can claim: There’s a private pool on its rooftop terrace. TBD Architecture + Design Studio was responsible for a total renovation of the stunning duplex (h/t Dezeen), resulting in a new multi-level rooftop deck with a hot tub, outdoor shower, bar area, and the aforementioned pool.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

This sweet little one-bedroom co-op at 82 Horatio Street in just about the most perfect part of the historic West Village has plenty of pre-war charm, a wood-burning fireplace, and a sparkling new renovation. It doesn’t have lots of extra living space, and it’s asking $735,000, but there’s plenty of potential: subletting is allowed upon closing–rare for a co-op–and there are no issues with financing, pieds-a-terre, or any other creative ideas involving in-demand downtown Manhattan property.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, West Village 

Photo of Diane Kruger via Wikimedia; West Village rowhouses via Wikimedia

German-American actress Diane Kruger and her boyfriend Norman Reedus, best known for his role in The Walking Dead, bought an $11.75 million townhouse in the West Village, according to the Wall Street Journal. The couple snagged a four-story Federal-style townhouse built in 1835. Kruger, who is expecting her first child, has also listed her Tribeca home for $4.7 million. She bought the two-bedroom unit last June for $4.2 million.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

21 8th Avenue, West Village, Cool Listings

In the enviable Abingdon Square enclave, above a neighborhood shop and next door to iconic Rebel Coffee, this bright and cozy aerie at 21 8th Avenue is a certain kind of West Village dream. Asking $9,995 a month, the home is comprised of the top two floors in a charming brick townhouse. As the building’s only residential unit, it’s tucked above a quiet village boutique.

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39 Barrow Street, cool listings, west village, townhouses, interiors

Built in 1826, the four-story townhouse at 39 Barrow Street resembles many of the neighborhood‘s historic gems with its brick facade and traditional black shutters. You’d never know that sometime between its construction and 2010 when it was purchased for $4.125 million by the son of a pharmacy mogul bent on renovation, the house was a quirky pale pink stucco standout with bright lemon-yellow trim. We don’t know who bestowed the Lilly Pulitzer treatment, but in previous listings it bore a rather charming resemblance to a Palm Beach palazzo. With that era long over, the home’s facade is now the picture of 19th century correctness; inside, however, Reed Morrison Architects have transformed the house into a showcase of contemporary sleekness and modern convenience. The turnkey home is once again on the market, this time for $7.775 million.
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Celebrities, Recent Sales, West Village 

After nine months on the market, the late James Gandolfini’s one-time West Village apartment that he shared with ex-wife Marcy Wudarski Gandolfini has found a buyer. In 1999, the couple bought one unit at 99 Jane Street for $850,000, followed by another for $1 million in 2002, combining them into one large, four-bedroom condo. Marcy took ownership the following year after they split, and the residence first hit the market in 2015 as a $21,000/month rental before listing for $7.5 million this past October. Mansion Global now reports that the home has sold for $6.2 million.

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