Friday, March 17, 2017

153 Avenue B returns to the market

153 Avenue B between Ninth Street and 10th Street (and adjacent to the Charlie Parker Residence) returns to the market with a new broker and a slightly lower price.

Here's the deal via the listing at Leslie J. Garfield:

Featuring 23 feet of frontage on Tompkins Square Park, 153 Avenue B is a rarely available grand and stately townhouse in the heart of the East Village.

Owned by the same family for nearly 60 years, this oversized brownstone stands five stories tall, is built 54’-deep, and is approximately 6,200 square feet. Features of this exceptional townhome include excellent width, period details, gracious ceiling heights, and sweeping views of Tompkins Square Park. Currently configured as five floor-through units, 153 Avenue B can be delivered vacant for single-family conversion, or operated as an investment property with a strong existing rent roll. Additional potential uses include condominium conversion in a surging East Village market or the potential to live with income.

Surrounded by charming cafes, trendy restaurants, and boutique shops, 153 Avenue B presents an incredible opportunity in a prime location. In a neighborhood that has seen rapid development and record prices, 153 Avenue B offers a charming glimpse into Manhattan real estate history.

Asking price: $6.85 million.

The building hit the market with a different broker in May 2016 with a $6.95 million ask.

The current owners shared some history of the building with the Post:

Over the decades, past residents, according to the current owners, have included actress Marisa Tomei, music producer Hal Willner, and musician and composer Charles Mingus.

“On the night that Robert Kennedy was shot, for instance, Mingus rang our bell. I remember seeing this heavy-set man in tears, crying to my mother about how they shot Bobby, too. His longtime lover lived on the fifth floor of our building with her children — she must not have been home at the moment he stopped over."


Anonymous said...

How come no one ever mentions the Sun Ra residence??? Bird - all the time. Sun Ra - never an electron.

Anonymous said...

The biggest problem with finding a buyer for this building is people buying in the EV are looking for "investment" and not a home. The landmark status will be considered negative and the building's historic and cultural significance will be not considered a plus.

Anonymous said...

the brokers look like super douche suits and no business with a listing of this calibre. why do residents not support local brokers?

Anonymous said...

@10:35 Did Sun Ra live on this block? I know he lived in Bed Stuy and I passed by his house in Philadelphia one time.

Anonymous said...

Sun Ra exists everywhere

Anonymous said...

It doesn't make any financial sense unless you convert it back into a single residence.