15 West 11th Street

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15 West 11th Street, New York City, NY

15 West 11th Street
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15 West 11th Street showing the brick and terra cotta trim
Building Information
Developer Greenwich Village Building Corporation
Architect J. M. Felson
Number of Units 48
Number of Floors 9
Year Built 1923
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof PMR
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15 West 11th Street, New York City, NY
Distance to Public Transit Less than one block
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning R6
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

15 West 11th Street was built by the Greenwich Village Building Corporation and was completed in 1923. J.M Felson designed the structure using good materials and feeling of kinship with the street. It contains 48 suites over nine floors.

On the north side of West 11th Street, a row of ten houses was built in 1834 for Charles M. Graham occupying the addresses of 13 to 31 West 11th Street. Dr. Graham himself later occupied number 11. The construction of 15 West 11th Street used the site of four Graham houses, and was much taller than the neighboring houses, but related well with its smaller neighbors. Today, only three of the Graham houses remain.[1]

Location

15 West 11th Street is situated in the highly desirable area of Greenwich Village, on West 11th Street, a quiet tree lined one way street. Walk Score grants this address a perfect 100 for both walking for day to day needs and access to public transit, indicating over 50 bus and rail options for this neighborhood. It is further designated a bike score of 85 out of 100, as very bike-able in an area described by walk score as flat-as-a-pancake.[2]

Greenwich Village, famous for its selection of eating and drinking spots, provides many options of r residents in this neighborhood. Regular and specialty grocery stores are nearby, including Whole Foods Markets, M & M Stores, farm vegetables and vitamin shops. Under half a mile away, you will find more than a dozen schools, from preschool to prep school. The New York University is about a third of a mile away. Residents of Greenwich Village love their coffee. At least two dozen are within a quarter of a mile from 15 West 11th Street.

Construction

15 West 11th Street, completed in 1923, is a nine storey concrete building faced with reddish-brown brick and trimmed with terra cotta accents. The architectural firm of J.M. Felson used an interesting mix of brick work and terra cotta. At every sixth course of brick work, rows of headers are introduced with the terra cotta band trims at the top.

Symmetrically arranged, small wrought iron balconies are on the main facade giving a lively character to the building. Despite being taller than most of the neighboring buildings, it blends in well with the character of the street. The facade of the main entrance from west 11th Street uses elaborately designed limestone extending several feet to each side and up to the second level, giving a sharp contrast to the red brick of the rest of the building.[3]

A low decorative parapet of brick lines the roof edge. It displays an undulating flow with a few symmetrical curves at the corners and the center. Various inlays of lighter material, possible limestone, are dotted along its length.

Layout and Features

  • 15 West 11th Street features 48 apartments from one bedroom to 3 bedroom configurations.
  • Laundry is in the building and there is a doorman on duty.
  • The superintendent lives in the building.

Floor Plans

15 West 11th Street has 10 floor plans for its 48 units. Here are some of them:[4]

Amenities

  • Some building amenities include the doorman, even though there is also an intercom system.
  • Laundry facilities are within the building and the live in superintendent is there for quick response.
  • The fabulous location of 15 West 11th Street alone should be considered an amenity. Services and sights are steps from the door.

Bylaws

15 West 11th Street Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No



  • Probably one of the most frequently asked questions when people look for anew home - Are pets allowed? In the case of 15 West 11th Street, they are.
  • Rentals of the apartments is allowed and there seems to be no apparent restriction on residents' ages.

Sustainability

  • Residents themselves have contributed to the sustainability of the environment by renovating and installing energy efficient windows and appliances, and by using easily renewable materials for floors and counter tops.
  • Utilizing New York City's recycling programs will also assist in reducing impact on the environment.
  • The proximity of 15 West 11th Street to services and amenities means that residents do not need to use a vehicle for day to day needs.

Trivia

  • March 9, 1822: Charles M. Graham of New York City receives the first US patent for artificial teeth.
  • First Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, known as "old first," at the end of the block on Fifth Avenue, was built from 1844 to 1846, in a Gothic revival style. The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York was founded in 1716, and held its first services in 1719 at its sanctuary at 10 Wall Street.
  • In modern times, the church commissioned organ-builder Sebastian M. Glück, to build two pipe organs. The smaller of the two instruments was installed in Alexander Chapel in 2003. The mammoth IV-manual, 93-rank sanctuary organ was completed in 2009.[5]

References

  1. Greenwich Village Historic District Designation Report
  2. Walk Score
  3. Greenwich Village Historic District Designation Report
  4. Street Easy
  5. Wikipedia - First Presbyterian Church (Manhattan)


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