211 Thompson Street
211 Thompson Street, New York City, NY
|211 Thompson Street|
211 Thompson Street in Greenwich Village, NYC; Photo credit to CityRealty
|Number of Units||97|
|Number of Floors||6|
|211 Thompson Street, New York City, NY|
|Distance to Public Transit||Over 50 nearby routes|
|Region||New York City|
|Municipality||New York City|
|Zoning||R7 - 2|
|Title of Land||Cooperative|
Located on a tree lined street in the heart of the vibrant neighborhood of Greenwich Village, 211 Thompson Street is an established cooperative building that is blocks away from all that the Village has to offer.
Many of the units in this building are multi-level, and combined with the exterior julliet balconies attached to select units, residents of this building enjoy a unique living space within one of New York City’s most coveted neighborhoods.
Greenwich Village is a neighborhood that is centered around Washington Square Park, and as 211 Thompson Street is less than two blocks south of the park, this building is right in the heart of all that Greenwich Village has to offer. Known simply as the Village, Greenwich Village spans the area between Broadway and the Hudson River east to west, and 14th Street and Houston Street, north to south, and has been the creative heartbeat of New York City for years.
Neighborhood gentrification and the area’s appeal have driven up rents in recent years and therefore today the neighborhood’s primary demographic is upper middle class families. However, the Village remains an important destination for cultural and artistic workers who continue the area’s long and storied history of American bohemian culture.
Greenwich Village takes pride in being the focal point for new artistic, social, and political movements. In the 1950s, Greenwich Village was the birthplace of the Beat Generation, producing such celebrated writers as Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Maya Angelou, and Truman Capote. The 1969, the Stonewall Riots took place at the Stonewall Inn in the West Village area of Greenwich, the event which arguably kick-started the modern gay rights movement.
In 1958, the theatrical movement of off-off-Broadway was started in Greenwich Village to counteract the increasingly commercial off-Broadway ventures, and as a result, experimental theater has flourished in the area for decades. Finally, Greenwich Village was the site of New York City’s first racially integrated night club when the Cafe Society was opened in 1938.
Countless influential artists, activists, and political workers have lived and worked in Greenwich Village, including John Reed, Marcel Duchamp, Isadora Duncan, William Faulkner, Eugene O’Neil, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Bob Dylan, Dylan Thomas, Liza Minnelli, James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell, Anderson Cooper, Anna Wintour, and Calvin Trillin. 
With a Walk Score and Transit Score of 100 out of 100, residents of 211 Thompson Street do not require a car to complete their daily errands, as they are close to an abundance of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, performance spaces, grocery stores, and transit options.
Built in 1930, this red brick building was converted into a cooperative in 1988.
Layout and Features
211 Thompson Street is a pre-war cooperative building that is six stories high and contains 97 apartment units. These units range in size from studios to three bedrooms, and the building features some duplex and triplex apartments. Select units have julliet balconies, while others have their own private outdoor space.
Due to the building’s age, the amenities and features within the apartments vary greatly, but some listed features include hardwood floors, over sized ceilings, sleeping lofts, through the wall air conditioning, exposed brick walls, and granite counter tops in the kitchen.
With over 35 floor plans available, a selection is presented.
211 Thompson is staffed by a part time doorman and a live-in superintendent. Additional amenities include laundry facilities located on every floor, an intercom system, and an elevator.
|211 Thompson Street Bylaws|
This building does not allow pets, but it does allow rentals and sublets after two years, as well as guarantors at signing. Parents buying for their children and pied-a-terres are decided upon on a case by case basis. This building does not allow undergraduate students.
Built in 1930, this building was constructed long before the era of sustainable living and therefore, it is not designated as a green building.
Residents wishing to help improve the building’s overall sustainability can do so by participating in New York City’s recycling programs, forsaking car ownership in favor of walking and taking transit, and by installing energy efficient materials and appliances when updating and/or renovating their apartments.
- Thompson Street, on which this building resides, is named after the American Revolutionary War General William Thompson. An immigrant from Ireland, Thompson served as colonel of the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment and led his troops in successfully preventing a group of English troops from landing in Massachusetts in 1775. This victory led to his promotion, despite George Washington's objections. Thompson was later captured in Canada and held for four years, effectively ending his participation in the war.
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