Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Mildred is for sale


619 E. Fifth St. is now on the market. Price: $12,225 million. Here is part of the listing:

Massey Knakal Realty Services has been retained to sell 619 East 5th Street, also known as “The Mildred.” The property is a 40 unit, 6-story walk-up apartment building located on the north side of the East 5th Street cul-de-sac between Avenue B and Avenue C. The freestanding building consists of +/- 25,200 gross square feet and is fully occupied. Apartment layouts consist of 16 studio/one bedroom units, 4 one bedroom units, 9 two bedroom units, 9 three bedroom units, and 2 three bedroom duplex units. The 2 duplex units are located on the ground floor and go down to the lower level of the building with separate entrance/exit ways on the east side of the building. Of the 40 residential units, 27 units are Free Market and 13 units are Rent Stabilized.


On the plus site, the listing DOES NOT mention anything instantly alarming such as "includes 87,000-square-feet of air rights" or "building will be delivered vacant."

I'm curious, does anyone know why it's called The Mildred?

8 comments:

glamma said...

that is one sh*tty block.

East Village Eats said...

Doesn't mention hearing screaming schoolkids all day & the lovely dead-end block it's on!

Marty Wombacher said...

My guess is that it's named after the iconic Dick Van Dyke character, Millie Helper. But that's just me.

nygrump said...

I think I'd take kids during the day vs. the incessant industrial noise of restaurants all night

Anonymous said...

Rupaul lived in that building in the late 80's.

Anonymous said...

I think it was an old dormitory- the units seem to be set up as such with corridors. Also the building has a big mold problem- i used to live there. lots of cracks in the facade too. @glamma Agree with the shitty block comment- heard gunshots several times coming from the government subsidized housing that takes up most of the block.

Mish said...

You're both sorely mistaken. If you didn't enjoy the block then it was your own fault. Other than the silence, everyone I've met who lives on this street is nothing but kind. It's like a little mini community within the east village.

OWR said...

Well it wasnt so lovely int the 60's and 70's. I remember cars on fire almost every night there when I was growing up. Maybe the annoying kids who moved there helped civilize it a bit.