Greenwich Village

February 20, 2024

Asking $20M, a university president’s Greenwich Village residence enters a new chapter

This circa 1850 Greek Revival Federal Style townhouse at 21 West 11th Street on a postcard-perfect Greenwich Village block has the distinction of having been the official president's residence at the New School in Manhattan for four decades. As mentioned in a recent New York Times feature highlighting the listing, the elegant home, like many similar university residences, is considered by some to be an incongruous symbol of opulence–and smaller schools throughout the nation are growing more mindful of their bottom line. The home is now on the market for $20,000,000.
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February 16, 2024

Daring details add a spark of personality to a classic $2.35M Village co-op

On a Gold Coast block, this vibrant Village apartment at 2 Fifth Avenue stands out against a classic co-op setting. A thorough renovation by interior designer Sasha Bikoff leaves no corner untouched by creative detail and adventurous design. Asking $2,350,000, the two-bedroom home has a private balcony and unrivaled views down the Avenue.
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February 13, 2024

Cronut creator Dominique Ansel opening bakery in Greenwich Village condo

At a brand new condominium in the Greenwich Village, Cronuts will be one of its selling points. Dominique Ansel, inventor of the iconic pastry, will operate a 2,000-square-foot bakery at 64 University Place, an under-construction 28-unit residential tower designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. The new bakery will be the third Dominique Ansel location in Manhattan.
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February 12, 2024

Village Cigars in Greenwich Village closes amid rent dispute

Village Cigars, the iconic Greenwich Village smoke shop in front of Hess Triangle, New York City's smallest piece of private land, has closed after over a century in business. The shop, located at 110 Seventh Avenue and Christopher Street within a distinctive red triangle-shaped building, shut its doors amid an alleged rent dispute between owner Andy Singh and landlord Jon Posner, as reported by Curbed. Posner claims that he signed a separation agreement with Singh, which required him to vacate the store by February 7.
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January 31, 2024

$72.5M Greenwich Village townhouse sale is priciest in downtown Manhattan

An unnamed buyer paid $72.5 million for a townhouse in Greenwich Village, setting a new record for the property type in downtown Manhattan. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the home at 138-140 West 11th Street is a combination of two four-story 19th-century homes. The seller was Dexter Goi, the former CEO of Altice USA, according to the Journal.
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January 8, 2024

This $3.4M Village co-op feels like a sky garden with a solarium and a terrace

Located on a high floor of the Brevoort East, a classic postwar terraced building at 20 East 9th Street, this two-bedroom co-op offers indoor-outdoor living in the heart of Greenwich Village near Washington Square Park. Asking $3,370,000, this designer-renovated home offers iconic Manhattan views from within. A glass-enclosed solarium and a spacious terrace offer unique spaces for enjoying those views and a big dose of daily sunlight.
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January 4, 2024

For $2.4M, this pretty pre-war co-op embodies classic Manhattan chic and timeless Village charm

Set among the classic apartment buildings and shops of Greenwich Village, this two-bedroom co-op at 50 East 10th Street is the very picture of New York City elegance. Asking $2,425,000, the pre-war pad is spacious enough to offer an office or guest room as well as closet space. With design flair and carefully selected finishes already in place, this downtown home offers both flexibility and functionality.
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November 30, 2023

For $1.7M, this compact Village loft is a sleek, seamless machine for city living

What this high-floor corner loft in the International Tailoring Company Building at 111 Fourth Avenue lacks in floor space, it makes up in well-designed form and function. The three-room co-op, asking $1,695,000, has been freshly renovated with an architect's expert eye; the result is sophisticated rather than small. Breathtaking city skyline vistas through massive loft windows–and 13-foot ceilings–add a definite boundless quality to the picture.
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November 7, 2023

This $18.5M modern Village mansion has a hot tub on the roof and a private garage

Living in Greenwich Village comes at a premium regardless of size, so the $18,500,000 ask for a 7,198-square-foot townhouse at 9 Minetta Street comes as no surprise. For that jumbo price tag, you get mansion-sized measurements and an over-the-top collection of perks rarely found in Manhattan real estate. The contemporary townhouse spans seven floors, with a garage below and an elevator accessing all levels. The new construction home is topped with a rooftop retreat with a hot tub, and there's a rear garden with a water wall.
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October 30, 2023

At 50, the Village Halloween Parade has become New York City’s ‘healing ritual’

Fifty years ago, Ralph Lee took a walk around Greenwich Village with his puppets on Halloween night. It resonated with people. A couple of years later, as part of the City in the Streets program, Theater for the New City stepped in and produced the event on a larger scale, hitting more Village streets and attracting more participants. After Lee stopped his involvement with the parade, Jeanne Fleming stepped in. Today, over four decades under Fleming’s careful eye as artistic and producing director, the Village Halloween Parade is a part of New York City’s cultural identity — an event that through hardship and triumph over the past 50 years, has remained a ritual.
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October 27, 2023

Village home and studio of Roy Lichtenstein opens after renovation, honored with historic plaque

The Whitney Museum of American Art and Village Preservation on Thursday unveiled a historic plaque at the Greenwich Village home and studio of the renowned artist Roy Lichtenstein. Lichtenstein lived and worked at the 11,000-square-foot building at 741-745 Washington Street from 1988 until his passing in 1997. The building, constructed in 1912 as a metalworking shop, has officially reopened after receiving a full renovation by Los Angeles-based architects Johnston Marklee. The building now serves as the first permanent home for the museum's Independent Study Program (ISP), which supports future artists and scholars.
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October 13, 2023

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire memorial unveiled in Greenwich Village

The first permanent memorial honoring the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire was officially unveiled in Greenwich Village on Wednesday. Designed by artists Richard Joon Yoo and Uri Wegman and commissioned by the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, the memorial is located on steel panels fixed to the exterior of 23-29 Washington Place, also known as the Asch Building, where the devastating event took place. All 146 names of the workers who perished on that fateful day are etched into the panels.
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September 22, 2023

NYC dedicates 220-year-old tombstone of Irish immigrant in Washington Square Park

A 220-year-old tombstone uncovered in Washington Square Park over a decade ago will now be honored and put on display. The New York City Parks Department on Friday dedicated the headstone of James Jackson, an Irish immigrant who died in 1799 and was buried in Washington Square Park, a potter's field from 1797 to 1825. The headstone was discovered during a renovation project at the park's Sullivan Street entrance in 2009. The relic is now being presented in one of the windows of the Park House close to where it was discovered, accompanied by an informative sign where visitors can learn more.
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September 20, 2023

This $3.5M Village co-op has a designer pedigree and the biggest terrace in the building

Located in The John Adams co-op at 101 West 12th Street, this two-bedroom (convertible to three) home happens to possess one of the largest wrap-around terraces in Greenwich Village. With interiors designed by the former owner, the late Tony-winning scenic designer Robin Wagner, this enviable downtown Manhattan space boasts a private terrace of 1,000 square feet with four-direction views.
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July 28, 2023

NYC memorial honoring Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire victims to be unveiled this fall

A permanent memorial in Greenwich Village honoring the lives lost to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire will finally be built. Designed by artists Richard Joon Yoo and Uri Wegman and commissioned nearly a decade ago by the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, the tribute will feature the names of all 146 workers who died, cut into steel panels outside of 23-29 Washington Place, the building where the tragedy happened over 100 years ago. As first reported by the New York Times, a dedication ceremony for the new memorial is scheduled for October 11.
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June 21, 2023

Greenwich Village block named for LGBTQ rights activists Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer

A Greenwich Village intersection has been co-named after the couple who won a historic battle in the U.S. Supreme Court for gay marriage rights. In a ceremony on Tuesday, the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Washington Square North, right behind Washington Square Park's Arch, was renamed "Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer Way" in honor of the couple who lived on the corner for 43 years. In 2010, Windsor, who died in 2017, sued the U.S. government over a federal policy that barred same-sex married couples from claiming the estate of deceased spouses, which led the Supreme Court to grant same-sex married couples the same right to federal benefits as heterosexual married couples, according to Patch. Tuesday's ceremony coincided with what would have been Windsor's 94th birthday.
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June 21, 2023

Lot of demolished landmark on Gay Street in Greenwich Village lists for $4.5M

The Greenwich Village lot where a rowhouse stood for 200 years until being demolished this year is for sale. One in a row of six 19th-century buildings, the property at 14 Gay Street was the oldest, constructed in 1827. The city late last year ordered 14 Gay Street to be razed after determining unpermitted work had left it at risk of collapse. Now, the vacant lot where the Federal-style home once stood is available for $4,500,000, providing a unique opportunity to build new in one of the city's oldest historic districts.
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May 30, 2023

‘Cornelia Street’ townhouse once rented by Taylor Swift asks $17.9M

Taylor Swift's former Greenwich Village home has hit the market for $17,995,000. The pop-star rented the 5,500-square-foot, five-story home at 23 Cornelia Street in 2016. The former carriage house served as an inspiration for her 2019 song "Cornelia Street," which references the home's windows and creaky floors. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom house stands out for its drive-right-in garage, 30-foot indoor pool, rooftop terrace, and prime location in the heart of the Village. The townhouse is also available as a $45,000/month rental.
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May 18, 2023

Kate Moss and Johnny Depp’s former Greenwich Village apartment asks $15.5M

A Greenwich Village townhouse with a carriage house that Kate Moss and Johnny Depp called home during the 1990s is for sale. The nearly 200-year-old Federal-style brick townhouse at 112 Waverly Place is currently configured as four rentals, each with private outdoor space and wood-burning fireplaces. The 90s power couple lived in the quirky complex's 1,800-square-foot carriage house from 1994 to 1998. The entire property is now available for $15,500,000, as first spotted by the New York Post.
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April 18, 2023

$3.25M Village co-op stays true to its bohemian roots, musical history, and prewar bones

The Albert at 23 East 10th Street in Greenwich Village has a creative, bohemian history befitting the neighborhood. The one-time hotel is known for being frequented by musicians; the hit song "California Dreamin" by The Mamas and the Papas was reportedly written within its walls. This three-bedroom co-op, asking $3,250,000, continues the tradition in its current owner, film composer Dan Teicher. The pre-war home has been thoroughly updated while keeping details like high ceilings, exposed brick walls and archways, and decorative fireplaces intact.
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April 14, 2023

One of the last remaining privately owned townhouses on Washington Square Park asks $30M

Filled with unique opportunities both financial and residential, this stately five-story brick townhouse is also an opportunity to own a piece of New York City history. Asking $29,950,000, the five-unit building at 26 Washington Square North, spanning 8,750 square feet from bottom to top, is among the last remaining privately owned townhouses fronting Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village.
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March 23, 2023

Surrounded by terraces and open city views, this $3M Village co-op feels like a beach house in the sky

This Gold Coast penthouse at 21 East 10th Street is blessed with open city views in three directions, and a landscaped terrace that wraps the home on three sides means you can enjoy the views–from the Freedom Tower to the Empire State Building–indoors or out. Asking $2,995,000, the two-bedroom pre-war co-op has plenty of interior charm, with large rooms, coffered ceilings, and wood floors awash in natural light.
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March 16, 2023

Dine and stargaze from a glass atrium in this historic $7.75M Village townhouse

One of a row of historic townhouses in Manhattan's West Village, this four-story townhouse at 122 West Washington Place is asking $7,750,000. The home once belonged to the late British runway model Stella Tennant, who renovated the brick-fronted townhouse and created its glass-roofed atrium above an extension at the south-facing rear facade.
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February 15, 2023

$2.15M Greenwich Village ‘junior four’ has an enclosed terrace for year-round sunshine

A renovated co-op along an iconic stretch of Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village is available for $2,150,000. Located on the eighth floor of the co-op The Brevoort, this "junior four," a one-bedroom with an alcove area that can be converted into a second bedroom or other space, features a flexible floor plan, Washington Square Park views, and a cozy, sun-drenched enclosed terrace.
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January 20, 2023

New York’s second legal weed dispensary is opening on Bleecker Street

New York's second legal recreational cannabis shop is set to open in Greenwich Village next week, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Thursday. Smacked LLC, located inside a nearly 200-year-old building at 144 Bleecker Street, will open its doors to the public on January 24 at 10 a.m. The store is the first in the state to be opened by an entrepreneur with a cannabis conviction, as part of a program to ensure equity in licensing. Owned and operated by Roland Conner, Smacked LLC will operate as a soft "popup" through February 20 and re-open as a long-term business at a later date.
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January 10, 2023

Civil rights lawyer William Kunstler’s former Village townhouse sells for $6.5M

The Greenwich Village townhouse of late civil rights attorney William Kunstler sold last month for $6,500,000, according to CityRealty. Kunstler, who famously defended the Chicago Seven, Malcolm X, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and others, and his wife, attorney Margaret Ratner Kunstler, paid $225,000 for the townhouse in 1981, as the Wall Street Journal reported. Located at 13 Gay Street, the four-story brick Greek Revival townhouse was built in 1844 and retains the same 19th-century charm of its neighbors.
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December 13, 2022

Vogue editor Hamish Bowles lists his treasure-filled pre-war Village duplex for $2.9M

Vogue editor-at-large Hamish Bowles has long been celebrated for his distinctive and eclectic taste. The design editor purchased this pre-war Greenwich Village duplex for $1.5 million in a 2008 estate sale and proceeded to infuse every corner of it with lush textiles and colors, antique furnishings, vintage books, and couture menswear. The longtime Vogue fixture relocated back to his native London when he took a job as editor-in-chief of The World of Interiors magazine in 2021. Now, his charming two-bedroom co-op at 45 East 9th Street is for sale, asking $2,900,000. Bowles tells the New York Times, "During the pandemic it became a salvation–and a marvelous place for me to call home."
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