Luxury Listings NYC | May/June 2014
Luxury Listings NYC is a tabloid-sized glossy magazine focusing on apartment and townhouse listings in Manhattan, plus dedicated real estate news that lets readers know what’s going on specifically in their neighborhood, in a way that mainstream media and shelter magazines don’t do. For all of Manhattan’s most desirable neighborhoods — the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown, Chelsea, Gramercy, Flatiron, West Village, Soho, Tribeca and the Financial District — the magazine provides a cheat sheet on the latest trends, priciest sales and rentals, celebrity moves and new buildings that keeps affluent readers up to date on what’s happening in their backyard.
GREENWICH VILLAGE NEIGHBORHOODS Housing costs Business Running down the numbers Getting crafty Average March sales prices Studio 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed > 3 beds Average March rents $522,375 $1,535,042 $1,689,166 $4,326,666 N/A Studio 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds > 3 beds $2,945 $4,032 $6,818 $12,160 $23,662 Source: StreetEasy Fast facts One for the ages, “Sex and the City” scenes and some bakery history 40 Median age of the West Village’s 23,884 residents $41.65 I n need of a watering hole? Arts and Crafts Beer Parlor — as in craft beer, get it? — which recently opened at 26 West 8th Street, serves up snacks, wine and beer, but does not have a full liquor license. Its owner, a 25-year vet of the FBI named Don Borelli, promised the local community board to be a good neighbor and not secure a full license after they raised concerns that lots of bars in the area already had them. Developments Price for an adult ticket for the “Sex and the City” Hotspots Tour, which makes time for participants to check out boutiques on Bleecker Street — just like the show’s characters 1966 Year in which Magnolia Bakery opened its first outpost at Bleecker and West 11th streets Sources: Zillow, On Location Tours, Magnolia Bakery Pricey digs Greenwich Village’s most expensive townhouses PRICE $27.9 million ADDRESS 80 Washington Place Garage Mahal P rogress is afoot at the garage-to-condo conversion 17 East 12th Street; there is now signage and a live teaser site. The 11-story building will have nine full-floor homes measuring 4,500 square feet, with a duplex capping the top two stories. No word yet on pricing, bedroom and bathroom count or amenities. Celebrity watch House of Hoffman TYPE/SIZE Five bedrooms, seven baths, one half bath; 8,757 square feet across seven floors HIGH NOTES This home was formerly owned by musical great John Philip Sousa. PRICE $24.995 million ADDRESS 20 East 10th Street TYPE/SIZE Five bedrooms, three baths LIVE LARGE The top-floor family room has a skylight; the double parlor features a pair of fireplaces. Source: StreetEasy 44 | Luxury Listings NYC | May/June 2014 The West Village pad where late actor PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN lived appears to be on the rental market. For $9,995 A MONTH, you can occupy the two-bedroom, 1,100-squarefoot spread at 35 BETHUNE STREET, where Hoffman reportedly died in one of the two bathrooms. The unit’s availability is contrary to previous reports that the home rented the day after hitting the market in March.