Per the listing at Corcoran:
Only dream of finding a space and a location such as this!!! You can actually live in it and enjoy it! One-of-a-kind 2,000 square foot loft facing Tompkins Square Park on Charlie Parker Place (Ave. B) with 20' ceilings, 12' windows facing directly West on the Park and South on 8th Street. The unit has brand new kitchen and bathroom. The space could be divided to create a third bedroom or left open to enjoy its splendor. This landmarked building has been part of the history of the East Village and only gets better with time. Live "way outside the box" and be a part of NY history!
And I'm still wrapping my head around this line, "You can actually live in it and enjoy it!"
Anyway, 295 Avenue B was completed in 1887... It was known as Newsboys' and Bootblacks' Lodging House as well as Tompkins Square Lodging House for Boys and Industrial School, Children's Aid Society.