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  • 23 Downing Street

    23 Downing Street

    WEEKENDEDITION UPDATED, 12:51 p.m., April 21: A restored single-family townhouse in Greenwich Village sold for $8.1 million this week. [more]

  • From left: 239 Bleecker Street and Starbucks

    From left: 239 Bleecker Street and Starbucks

    The longtime home of Bleecker Street Records, a thriving vinyl store that counted Robert Plant and David Bowie among its customers, will soon be a Starbucks. [more]

  • From left: Jed Sexton, John Sexton and 240 Mercer Street

    From left: Jed Sexton, John Sexton and 240 Mercer Street

    New York University president John Sexton, no stranger to real estate squabbles linked to the school, reportedly hooked his son up with a university-owned apartment for years.

    Son Jed Sexton, who had no affiliation with the school other than his father is the NYU president, lived in a one-bedroom apartment at 240 Mercer Street during a “severe” housing shortage at the university, according to the New York Post. [more]

  • Inset: Warren Buffett

    Inset: Warren Buffett

    From the April issue: In a letter to shareholders last month, billionaire investor Warren Buffett cited a Greenwich Village retail strip that he bought in 1993 as one of his best long-term investments. [more]

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman and 35 Bethune Street

    Philip Seymour Hoffman and 35 Bethune Street

    The late Philip Seymour Hoffman’s West Village condominium is on the market. [more]

  • Holly Hunter and

    Holly Hunter and images of her 43 Fifth Avenue listing

    From Luxury Listings NYC: Academy Award-winning actress Holly Hunter has lowered the asking price of her Greenwich Village co-op by $450,000, according to StreetEasy. The star of “The Piano” and “Broadcast News” listed the 43 Fifth Avenue spread last month for $8.7 million; she now asks $8.25 million. [more]

  • A fashionable Greenwich Village triplex once home to supermodel Kate Moss is up for grabs as a $19,000-per-month rental. [more]

  • From left: Eric Lindros and 1 Morton Square

    From left: Eric Lindros and 1 Morton Square

    The latest in a series of celebrity residents to list condominium units at 1 Morton Square is former New York Rangers center and all-star hockey player Eric Lindros. [more]

  • 412-Cliff-Richard

    From left: 412 West 15th Street (Photo credit: PropertyShark), Cliff and Richard Meilman

    The Boston-based Rockpoint Group and its operating partner Highgate Holdings will develop a vacant lot in the Meatpacking District on land that is leased for 99 years by Meilman Family Real Estate, sources told The Real Deal. [more]

  • From left: 86 Bedford Street and Chumley's interior before the TK closing

    From left: 86 Bedford Street and Chumley’s interior before the 2007 closing

    Neighbors have filed suit against the New York State Liquor Authority in an effort to keep Chumley’s, once a favorite watering hole of the city’s literati, from reopening in the West Village. [more]

  • 510 Avenue of the Americas

    510 Sixth Avenue

    Madison International Realty has handed over $68 million for a 48.95 percent non-controlling stake in Ark Partners’ West Village retail condominium.

    The 55,565-square-foot space at 510 Sixth Avenue, between 13th and 14th streets, also houses tenants Urban Outfitters, Chipotle and LensCrafters, among others. The share price breaks down to $1,230 per square foot, giving the condominium investment a revalue of just over $2,500 per square foot. [more]

  • Banana Republic inks mega Flatiron lease

    February 03, 2014 02:41PM
    105 Riggio Haines

    105 Fifth Avenue (Photo credit: PropertyShark), Leonard Riggio (top) and Nicholas Haines

    UPDATED, 5:10 p.m., Feb. 3: Clothing store chain Banana Republic signed a 15-year lease taking 28,000 square feet in the Flatiron District building at 105 Fifth Avenue. The space was formerly occupied by bookseller Barnes & Noble.

    The apparel giant, a division of the San Francisco-based public-company Gap, signed the deal for the lower level, first and second floors in mid-January and expects to move in this fall, said Nicholas Haines, CEO of the Bromley Companies, a national property ownership firm based in Midtown South. [more]

  • nyu-rendering-final

    Rendering of NYU 2031

    A Manhattan Supreme Court judge’s recent decision to bar New York University from using two city-owned strips of land in its planned expansion may have done community advocates more harm than good, according to a Crain’s op-ed. [more]

  • Rendering of 100 Barrow Street

    Rendering of 100 Barrow Street

    West Village church St. Luke in the Fields will develop a 15-story residential building to fund its own new buildings.

    The church plans to construct a 70,000-square-foot residential rental building at 100 Barrow Street, part of an entire block St. Luke owns. The 153-foot tower would be built as-of-right and is planned to be so-called 80/20 housing, which would give the developer a tax break for making a portion of the residences affordable. Barry Rice, the architect on the project, told the Villager that the developer hasn’t yet applied for the 421a tax exemption, but plans to do so soon. [more]

  • From left: 60 Fifth Avenue and 499 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City

    From left: 60 Fifth Avenue and 499 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City

    Forbes Media is departing its longtime home in Greenwich Village, at 60 Fifth Avenue, and relocating its 350 employees to Jersey City. [more]

  • From left: Steh Meyers and 302 West 12th Street

    From left: Steh Meyers and 302 West 12th Street

    Former “Saturday Night Live” funnyman Seth Meyers and wife Alexi Ashe have plunked down $3.5 million for a condominium in the West Village. [more]

  • 13 blocks of Greenwich Village landmarked

    December 17, 2013 05:30PM
    Proposed South Village Historic Distric

    Proposed South Village Historic Distric

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to grant an area of Greenwich Village historic status, wrapping up the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation’s 10-year battle to protect the so-called South Village Historic District from the encroachment of New York University and other developers. [more]

  • William Rudin and a rendering of Greenwich Lane

    William Rudin and a rendering of Greenwich Lane

    The Rudin family and Eyal Ofer’s controversial condominium conversion project at the former St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village has been rapidly selling out at some of Downtown’s highest average prices, according to the developers. Since sales at the Greenwich Lane began in October, 87 condos – listed at an average price of $8.8 million — have gone into contract, all selling at their listing price. [more]

  • marc-jacobs

    From left: Robert Duffy (via, 62 West 12th Street and Doug Williford

    Mere weeks after acquiring the iconic Astor Tea House in Rhinebeck, N.Y., Robert Duffy, the president of fashion designer Marc Jacobs, is in contract to buy another Greenwich Village townhouse.

    The four-story, four-bedroom home at 62 West 12th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, was asking $11.25 million. It features an elevator, a 50-foot garden, a terrace off the master bedroom and an 18-foot glass atrium.  [more]

  • 7-11 Cornelia Street

    7-11 Cornelia Street

    RockFarmer Capital’s recently-purchased West Village rental portfolio is to become a “Euro-style community.”

    The investment and development firm paid $24.6 million for the 26,480-square-foot property at 7-11 Cornelia Street early last month, which previous owners Stone Street Properties purchased as part of a $32.6 million package in 2011, as The Real Deal reported. RockFarmer is an affiliate of Douglaston Realty Management. The 7-11 Cornelia Street properties consist of three multi-family buildings, which RockFarmer principal John Petras said will be repositioned to encircle a European-style courtyard. [more]