Speaking of Third Avenue and East 12th Street... the luxury rentals at The Nathaniel hit the market back in the summer.
Curbed took a tour of the building for a post yesterday.
Curbed clears up one minor mystery: Just who or what is The Nathaniel named for: Turns out it's for Nathaniel Taggart, who is the grandfather of the protagonist of Ayn Rand's 1957 novel "Atlas Shrugged."
Per the always reliable Wikipedia:
Nathaniel Taggart was the founder of Taggart Transcontinental. He built his railroad without any government handouts, and ran the business for no other reason than to turn a profit. He began as a penniless adventurer and ended up as one of the wealthiest men in the country. He never earned money by force or fraud (except for bribing government officials and throwing an opponent down a flight of stairs), and never apologized for becoming wealthy and successful. He was one of the most hated men of his time.
Perhaps, then, The Nathaniel will become the most hated apartment building of its time in the East Village?
Off to a good start! The Nathaniel's least-expensive offering is a $3,273 studio, which, Curbed notes, is just slightly less than the median rental price ($3,300) for an apartment in the neighborhood.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Those persistent rumors about 74-76 Third Avenue and the future of Nevada Smiths
The East Village will lose a parking lot and gain an apartment building
Bendy thing sighting as 84 Third Ave. eclipses the AMC Loews Village 7
Upscale rentals and a rooftop reflection pool at The Nathaniel on 3rd Avenue
The Nathaniel on 3rd Avenue and East 12th Street is apparently in Greenwich Village