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The four-floor building at 325 E. 14th St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue is now for sale with a $5.5 million ask.
According to the Post, which first reported on the sale, the mixed-use property includes four free-market apartments and one retail space, most recently the Crocodile Lounge, which didn't reopen after March 2020. "The entire retail footprint, including the basement, will be delivered vacant."
And air rights are available too.
Owner Marie Perugini reportedly inherited No. 325 from her grandfather, who purchased it in 1932.
Dayton in Manhattan has an extensive history of the building, such as the decades when it operated as a "theatrical boarding house."
Two boarders who were most definitely not involved in the theater arrived on April 3, 1902. Signing in as Mr. and Mrs. Harry Place, the couple were, in reality, Harry Alonzo Longabaugh, known to authorities as the outlaw and member of Butch Cassidy's "Wild Bunch," Sundance Kid, and his wife, Etta Place.
Perugini, the current owner, told this to the Post:
"An expansive character-laden empty space houses echoes of history, romance, and former intrigue. Perhaps you can sense the presence of those who haven’t quite left. The purchase of this unique property is the foundation for a future that is alive & bright."