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Housing costs


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



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.


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


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


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.

Luxury Listings NYC | May/June 2014  

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