Friday, November 11, 2016

Live above the (soon-to-depart) Citibank at 50 Avenue A


[Photo from 2014]

As noted last month, the Citibank at 50 Avenue A is closing for good in January. Several readers commented that the building housing the bank branch is rather unattractive.

I never thought much about it. There is a residence in the building for sale. Perhaps it's much better from the inside. Here's a look at the listing via Streeteasy:

This beautifully renovated apartment, one of the loveliest two bedroom, two full bathrooms currently on the market in the east village, is spacious, serene, and light-filled. Three blocks from Tompkins Square Park, four from the F train, and a five minute walk to SoHo, it's location puts you in one of the most convenient and authentic spots from which to experience our magical city.

The new renovation includes sanded oak floors, a raised ceiling with painted beams, exposed brick in every room, open kitchen, mosaic tiles in the bathroom, and custom made, rustic fixtures and furniture, which can come with the apartment. Rustic wood wraps the roaring fireplace, there is washer/ drier setup in unit, stainless steel oven, microwave, dishwasher, air con units and a powerful heating system under the individual apartment's control. There is a ton of storage space in the apartment and additional small, medium and large storage units available in the basement.

Located in a super safe (a new camera intercom is going in this month), conveniently located building on Ave A and third, you are steps from a 24 hour grocery store with plenty of organic produce, one block from the newest and largest New York Sports Clubs, within two blocks of a 24 hour Duane Reade, Union Market, bookstores, art galleries, restaurants, community gardens bars, nightlife, theaters and so much more.

And two pics...





Asking price: $1.25 million. And there's an open house tomorrow afternoon from 2:30-4:30.

12 comments:

Donnie Moder said...

That is an unusual apartment.

JQ LLC said...

Magical City? I'm sold, where can I keep my crystal ball, vast books on alchemy and sorcery and my unicorn stable?

Anonymous said...

Wow that's a lot of rusticity for one apartment in NYC. The furniture must have cost a total a $78 to build and think of the money saved on sheet rock by living in a sea or exposed brick. The faux fireplace though takes the prize for most suburban element. Having said all that this place will sell, too bad the listing forgot to mention how it is located in the heart of the East Village.

Anonymous said...

"Rustic fixtures": Your own washboard and chamber pot await your needs!

b said...

the building is interesting and not a tall, ugly, cold glass tower
that's a plus.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how little you get for $1.25 million these days.

Glenn said...

WHAT a DUMP!

marjorie said...

I looked at a 2BR apartment in that building in 2000! I recall that it cost $525K. The exposed brick and view out the back were great. It was very small for a 2BR, though, and there were crackheads living next door. The neighbors had giant perpetually barking dogs and there was dog poop and garbage all over their front balcony, and the sliding glass doors were so smeared with dog-nose-effluvia you could barely see thru the glass. Inside was just a tumble of clothes, towels, detritus. It did not seem like a good buy.

Anonymous said...

"a five minute walk to SoHo"

Mo Farah couldn't make it to SoHo in five minutes from that location.

Anonymous said...

What kind of assholes let their dogs shit on the balcony?

Scuba Diva said...

At 8:20 AM, Anonymous said:

Wow that's a lot of rusticity for one apartment in NYC.

I wonder what they'd sell my "rustic" apartment—plaster walls and bathtub in the kitchen, no less—for. Not sure I want to know.

DrGecko said...

Wow - only 2 blocks from a 24-hour Duane Reede. I'm going to get on the waiting list for this.