This unit on Eighth Street and Avenue B is back on the market ... we last checked in here at 295 E. Eighth St. in February 2010...
And the two-year layoff hasn't made the listing any less corny... Seat belt fastened?
The most WOW loft you will ever see! Calling all artists, chefs, designers, showoffs and anyone with a flair for the spectacular, this is it! Crowning the living room, a STAGE - a ceremonial platform from the early 1900's, today an especially dramatic place for living\dining\display. One can only dream of finding a cavernous live-work space in such a prime location! Grand and certainly unique, 2,300 square feet directly facing Tompkins Square Park on Charlie Parker Place (Ave. B), your own iron balcony. 18' ceilings, 12' windows facing West onto the park and South onto 8th Street. ... This award-winning landmarked, restored building is an integral part of the history of the East Village and it only gets better with time. Live "outside the box" and be a part of NY history! The unit is on the 2nd floor in a walk-up building.
And it's $9,000 per month now. Was only going for $8,900 back in February 2010.
So 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.