184 Thompson Street

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184 Thompson Street, New York City, NY

184 Thompson Street
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The exterior view of 184 Thompson Street
Building Information
Developer Broad Street Development
Architect CMA Design Studio
Management Company Douglas Elliman Property Management
Number of Units 140
Number of Floors 7
Year Built 1970
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof PMR
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184 Thompson Street, New York City, NY
Distance to Public Transit Over 40 options nearby
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning R7-2
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Situated on the southeast corner of Bleecker Street, 184 Thompson Street is a mixed-use residential and retail building in New York's historic Greenwich Village. It was originally built as a rental in 1970 until Broad Street Development bought it in 2005 and converted it into condominium apartments. Within just a year of opening, the condominium conversion was 98% sold out.[1]

The red brick exterior blends into the quaint architectural style of Greenwich Village while the interior units are outfitted with modern, state of the art features.


Location

184 Thompson Street is located in the heart of Greenwich Village at Bleecker and Thompson Streets. This vibrant neighborhood has long been the home of writers, artists, students, and bohemians, and still reflects this identity today, although the soaring cost of housing is bringing in more established professionals.

Given 184 Thompson Street’s proximity to New York University, or NYU, and Washington Square Park, the condominium tends to attract young urban professionals. The area is also known for its happening nightlife. The Back Fence and The Bitter End are popular nightclubs just steps away from 184 Thompson Street.

Many specialty restaurants, cafés, funky boutiques, bakeries, cheese shops, and used record stores dot the Village, particularly along Bleecker Street. Washington Square Park is a popular hangout for residents, students, people-watchers and street performers.

184 Thompson Street is easy walking distance to restaurants, shopping, parks, and schools. Apart from New York University, a mixture of adult and children education centers exist nearby, including New York Film Academy, Barrow Street Nursery, Our Lady of Pompeii School, and the Cooke Center for Learning. Public transit services the area with multiple subway and bus connections. [2]


Construction

This seven story concrete building was constructed in 1970 in the postwar loft style. Its concrete frame is clad in brick on the outside, with decorative brick on some inside units as well. Most of the units feature Juliet balconies.

It was only recently bought by Broad Street Development in April 2005 and converted by the architect CMA Design Studio into condominium apartments, although rentals are still available. The building has a renovated lobby and hallways.

Layout and Features

View of Greenwich Village from the balcony
Stainless steel appliances in modern kitchen

184 Thompson features loft-like condominium apartments, many offering balconies, gardens, or roof decks that are ideal for entertaining. Of the approximate 140 units, there are 93 studios, 43 one-bedroom apartments, and four two-bedroom apartments. The first and six floors have duplex (meaning two-stories) and loft units, many of which feature gardens and roof decks.[3] Some units provide picturesque views of tree-lined Thompson Street, while higher units can spot the iconic Empire State Building in the distance.

High ceilings and large windows flood the space with light and ample room. The loft and duplex-style layouts keep sleeping, living, and eating quarters separate. Units come with walk-in-closets, glass cabinets, Avanti stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and hardwood floors for a sleek, modern finish.

Floor Plans

There are more than 50 plans available for this building. Here are a few examples.

Amenities

The building offers the following amenities for its residents:

  • Full-time doorman
  • Outdoor space
  • Laundry room on every floor
  • Private storage
  • While there is no gym, residents get a discounted membership to Crunch Fitness a few blocks away[4]


Bylaws

184 Thompson Street Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes


Rental units are available for studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom layouts.

While there are no age restrictions, the Village's bohemian vibe, nightlife, and proximity to NYU attracts younger residents.

Barbecues may be permitted on units with roof decks.

Sustainability

184 Thompson Street’s central location is its main sustainability feature. With designated bike lanes and flat roads, Greenwich Village provides an ideal location from which to bike and walk for daily errands.

A section of Bleecker Street, the main artery of Greenwich Village that intersects with Thompson Street, is set aside for bike traffic.

The building was not specifically designed to be 'green,' although with its conversion to condominium units, many modern appliances and finishes in the bathroom and kitchens have been added.

Residents who enjoy gardening can do so in their garden or roof deck units.

Trivia

Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village
  • While a bank is currently on the ground floor of 184 Thompson Street, the site used to be the location of Lush Life, a restaurant and jazz club[5]
  • Bleecker Street is frequently referenced in popular culture, such as in movies Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist, No Reservations, the TV series Friends, Stephen King's The Dark Tower Series, and music by Simon and Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, and Joni Mitchell, to name a few[6]
  • The nearby music venue Cafe Wha? is where Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen and others launched their careers[7]
  • The arch in nearby Washington Square Park is modeled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It commemorates the centennial of George Washington's inauguration as US president[8]

References

  1. Broad Street Development
  2. Walk Score website
  3. City Realty
  4. Elligran Real Estate
  5. Flickr - Greenwich Village
  6. Wikipedia - Bleecker Street
  7. Wikipedia - Bleecker Street
  8. Wikipedia - Washington Square Park


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