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    Silk Building

    692 Broadway
    New York, NY 10012
    (212) 894-7984
    Retail, Residential, Sales, Leasing/Rental, Condo

    The 1912 building stretches 275 feet along East 4th Street from Broadway to Lafayette. It was home to a Tower Records store that anchored the Noho retail scene until the chain went out of business; the space was mostly vacant, occasionally hosting pop-up stores, until Major League Baseball opened its Fan Cave in the space in 2011. The league said in early 2015 it will shut down the social-media hub, keeping the space for other purposes including pop-up stores.

    Vornado Realty Trust owns the buildings 38,634 square feet of retail space, which is also home to Blink Fitness and SoulCycle gyms.


    • Year Built 1912
    • ag file plans 09/15/1981
    • AG FILE Link
    • residential units 56
    • total units 56
    • square feet 182,605
    • block and lot 1-00531-7501
    • BIN 1008529
    Condominium Units+
    • Event Sales
    • Address 14 East Fourth Street
    • Neighborhood Noho
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 12,851
    • Price $ 9,900,000
    • Price per foot $ 770.37
    The Third-floor commercial condo unit sold for $9.9 million.
    • Event Sales
    • Address 14 East 4th Street
    • Neighborhood Noho
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Square feet 1,100
    • Publication Date 11/01/2008
    • Event Date 09/22/2008
    • Party 1 Brokerage Douglas Elliman
    • Party 1 Broker Harry DiOrio
    • Party 2 Stanton Young
    • Party 2 Brokerage New York Commercial Real Estate Services
    • Party 2 Broker Deborah Stewart
    The dentist purchased the professional space for an undisclosed price.
    • Event Sales
    • Address 692 Broadway
    • Neighborhood Noho
    • Borough Manhattan
    • Price $ 28,000,000
    • Publication Date 11/01/2005
    • Event Date 09/22/2005
    • Party 1 Tower Records
    • Party 1 Brokerage NAI DG Hart
    • Party 1 Broker Stephen Dadourian, Peter Lindner, Sean Regan, J. Gray, M. Walsh
    • Party 2 Vornado Realty Trust
    • Party 2 Brokerage NAI DG Hart
    • Party 2 Broker S. Craig Nardi, Gerard J. McHugh, Joseph J. Pollaci
    Tower sells its 35,752-square-foot space for $28 million, leases it back for 10 years with two 5-year options.

    The university has spent roughly $246 million to acquire five properties since the start of 2009. The most expensive was the 212-unit dorm Founders Hall at 120 East 12th Street, which the school had already been using for student housing and bought for $134.2 million, or more than $633,000 per unit. Although it only closed this year, a contract to buy it was signed in October 2005, city records show. Another property the university purchased was a former church parcel on the south side of Washington Square Park at 58 Washington Square South. In December 2008, the school went into contract to pay $25 million to the Catholic Archdiocese of New York for the parcel. Before the sale closed in May 2009, the Archdiocese tore the building down. NYU is building the Center for Academic and Spiritual Life there. NYU also bought the former headquarters of Forbes magazine at 60 Fifth Avenue for $65 million earlier this year. Most recently, the school paid nearly $10 million to ABS Partners for a commercial condominium in the Silk Building at 14 East 4th Street...