Unlike many East Village apartments, noise won’t be an issue for this duplex at 323 East 8th Street. The two-bedroom home sits on the same block as Tompkins Square Park, so there is no through traffic on the street. Asking $1.19 million, it’s been recently renovated with modern finishes but retains classic pre-war features like high ceilings and exposed brick.
323 East 8th Street
Apartments on some of Alphabet City‘s most charming streets, such as this $549,000 fifth-floor co-op at 323 East 8th Street, have the good fortune of being steps from some of Manhattan’s loveliest public gardens and Tompkins Square Park as well as great bars, cafes and restaurants in every direction. Those charms often offset the sacrifices of tiny, un-renovated properties–or, on the other end of the spectrum, overpriced sleek–often also tiny–new construction. This cute co-op may be a hike up the stairs, but a stunning and stylish renovation and top-notch fixtures and finishes make it more home than crash pad.
In a city filled with space-challenged (okay, let’s just admit it, tiny) living spaces, one can only hope the expression “good things come in small packages” holds true. When we took one look at this adorable East Village co-op at 323 East 8th Street we felt compelled to take a little literary license with the well-known phrase because sometimes “great things come in small packages.”