151 Avenue B

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151 Avenue B, Charlie Parker Residence, Gothic Revival rowhouse, Alphabet City real estate

From 1950 to 1954 jazz legend Charlie “Bird” Parker, along with his common-law wife Chan Richardson, lived in the garden-floor apartment at this townhouse at 151 Avenue B in Alphabet City. It was here, at the height of his career, that Parker and his family would share Sunday dinners at a dining table shaped like a G clef, but according to his stepdaughter Kim Parker, the saxophonist liked to keep work and personal life separate, so only classical music was played in the house.

In honor of the music great, Avenue B between 7th and 10th Streets was renamed Charlie Parker PlaceĀ in 1992, and the historic 1849 Gothic Revival house was landmarked in 1999. And now you can own a piece of this history, as the Post reports that the home and its five apartments has hit the market for $9.25 million.

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