This past weekend, I took photos of the "for rent" signs at the now-vacant Little Italy Pizza at 23 Third Ave. ... I've always been curious by the building that stands here on the northeast corner of Third Avenue and St. Mark's Place... long a witness to generations of new people entering and exploring St. Mark's Place and the East Village...
What's it like to live up there, behind that Falafel/Shawarma lettering? Turns out there's a new listing for a summer-only rental here. And it turns out to be much more luxurious than I ever imagined.
Check out the listing for 1 St. Mark's Place aka 23 Third Ave.:
Furnished Loft Rental – 1 Saint Marks – At Astor Place, the Heart of the Village, with views of Cooper Union and the Cube.
Enjoy loft living this summer in this spectacular Astor Place townhouse. This approximately 2000 square foot floor-through duplex features 14’ ceilings, exposed brick, original plank floors and oversize windows. There is also top of the line open kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter-tops. Baths are modern with marble and an en-suite washer/dryer.
AND, there is an enormous private patio, an ideal space for entertaining this summer.
Here's a shot of that patio... (and it would be better with a view of the Gringo mural)
...and the interior...
The monthly rent: $6,000, and it's only available for July and August.
Just think, by then, you'll likely be able to see new office workers arrive inside
Bonus shot of the corner from 1980 via our friend Michael Sean Edwards ...