180 West Houston Street

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180 West Houston Street, New York City, NY

180 West Houston Street
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180 West Houston Street in the West Village, NYC
Building Information
Developer Joseph Realities Corp
Architect Greenberg & Ames
Number of Units 115
Number of Floors 13
Year Built 1952
Construction Method Brick
Type of Roof Water Tower Enclosure
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180 West Houston 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 Cooperative


Contents

Background

Located in the West Village, 180 West Houston is a 13 story cooperative apartment building containing 115 units. With such luxury amenities as a staff of doormen and a porter, 180 West Houston is a desirable building in a highly sought after neighborhood.

Location

180 West Houston is located in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan, an area nicknamed Little Bohemia. Bordered by Chelsea to the North, the Hudson River to the West, Central Village to the East, and South Village to the South, the West Village is a cultural melting pot, where artists of all disciplines have lived and worked for decades.

The West Village is home to many famous buildings, including the White Horse Tavern, the location where Dylan Thomas drank his ultimately fatal amount of alcohol, Cherry Lane Theater, the longest continuously operational off-Broadway theater, and Stonewall Inn, the site of the Stonewall Riots of 1969 that ignited the modern gay rights movement. The West Village also maintains a reputation of being “off the grid”, as its streets run at an angle to those of Manhattan’s main city grid, disorientating both tourists and locals alike.[1]

With a Walk Score of 100 out of 100, residents of 180 Houston Street do not require a car to complete their daily errands, as they are within walking distance to an abundance of restaurants, grocery stores, shop, home services, and transit options.[2]

Construction

180 West Houston was built between 1950 and 1952, and given its age, periodic updates have been completed to maintain the integrity of the building. In April of 2007, a new roof was installed on the building, and the exterior facade was repaired in accordance with Local Law 11. Preventative maintenance on the building’s facade was also carried out at this time, including the replacement of the parapet wall, lintel and sill, and brick. In December of 2009, the passenger elevators in the building had their mechanical systems updated, as well as replacing the elevator cabs and lobby call buttons.[3]

Layout and Features

Apartment layouts in 180 West Houston include studios, one bedroom, and two bedroom units, with select units having their own terraces.[4] Within the building, residents have access to storage facilities, a bicycle room, and a laundry room. [5]

Floor Plans

A selection of floor plans is presented.

Amenities

This building has a five person staff, including a project manager, a live-in superintendent, two doormen, and a porter. There is also a virtual concierge service available for residents to use.[6] There are storage facilities in the basement of the building, as well as a bicycle room that is lit 24 hours a day for security purposes.[7] The building also offers residents private outdoor space and a garden. [8]

Bylaws

180 West Houston Street Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No


This building allows for rentals and there are no age restrictions.[9] 180 West Houston also allows for pets and pied-a-terres.[10][11]

Sustainability

Built in 1952, 180 West Houston is a product of its time, and therefore is not a designated green building. Residents can help to improve the sustainability of the building by participating in New York City’s recycling programs, and by installing energy efficient appliances and materials when updating/renovating their apartments.

Trivia

In August of 2010 the building was equipped with Verizon FiOS access in order to give residents more choice with regards to their telephone, Internet, and cable provider.[12]

180 West Houston is also known as 241 Sixth Avenue and as Breen Towers.[13]

References

  1. Not For Tourists - West Village
  2. Walk Score
  3. Internal Building Communication
  4. Street Easy
  5. Rent Hop Website
  6. Building Communication
  7. Elliman Website
  8. Elliman Website
  9. City Realty
  10. Elliman Website
  11. Rent Hop Website
  12. Building Communication
  13. Building Communication


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