Anyway, we're at 19 St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue. The luxury rentals above the mall that includes Red Mango and Chipotle. Yeah, this one.
Have you ever noticed how nice the joint is up high?
That's where this apartment awaits your rent check. And, according to StreetEasy, this apartment first went on the market in October 2008 for $25,000.
Here's the listing:
This unique luxurious 2 br with office or 3 br penthouse is on a private floor (key lock elevator) in a prime East Village location. Spectacular city views grace every room from oversized windows. The living room with a WBFPL and the dining room have glass doors onto their respective large terraces. The windowed kitchen has a breakfast bar and top of the line appliances. The master bedroom has a large spa bath ensuite with a soaking tub and a separate shower and there are two additional bathrooms. This loft like home is brand new with highend finishes and a rare feeling of space, light and privacy. A gourmet market, major transportation and convenient shopping are steps away. Furnished only, flex lease term, pets on a case by case basis.
Of course, this is how it looked a few years back, before it was suburbanized in 2003....(Via Flaming Pablum)
You probably already know the history of this address...well, quickly via New York Songlines:
These buildings built in 1833 became a German musical club, later known as Arlington Hall. The hall was famous for a shootout in 1914 between Dopey Benny Fein's gang and Jack Sirocco's mob; Fein's managing to kill only one elderly bystander spelled the end of the Jewish mob's reign in the neighborhood.
The site became the Polish National Home, known as The Dom, which turned into a popular bar. Later the psychedelic Electric Circus, featuring Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable with the Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Blue Oyster Cult etc.
Here's a shot of Edie Sedgwick and Ray Wisniewski at the Dom from 1966 (Photo by Fred W. McDarrah/Getty Images).
And the exterior from 1966...