720 Greenwich Street

From Condopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

720 Greenwich Street, New York City

720 Greenwich Street
720GreenwichStreetNYC.jpg

720 Greenwich Street in the West Village of Manhattan
Building Information
Developer Amos Kaminski (conversion)
Architect Avinash Malhotra (conversion)
Number of Units 158
Number of Floors 10
Year Built 1930
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
Loading map...
720 Greenwich Street, New York City
Distance to Public Transit Less than one block
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning C1 - 6A
Title of Land Cooperative


Contents

Background

Located on a quiet, tree lined street in the West Village of Manhattan, 720 Greenwich Street is a 10 story red brick building that began life as a printing warehouse. Today it is a cooperative apartment residence, and because the conversion did not occur until the mid 1990s, the residences are fairly new. Given the building’s landmarked status, residents can say that they live in a piece of history in the famed Greenwich Village, a neighborhood with a long and storied cultural history.

Location

This building is located at the intersection of Greenwich Street and Charles Street in the Far West Village of Greenwich Village, known simply as the Village. A primarily residential neighborhood, the area is centered around New York University and Washington Square Park, and encompasses the area bordered by Broadway and the Hudson River east to west, and 14th Street and Houston Street north to south.

Today, gentrification of the neighborhood has resulted in a largely upper middle class make up of residents. However, the Village has been known for decades as an artistic haven with the West Village earning the moniker of Little Bohemia in 1916. The artists who have lived and worked in this area are numerous, and include Isadora Duncan, Eugene O’Neil, William Faulkner, Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, James Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Carly Simon, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Samuel Beckett, T.S. Elliot, Terrence McNally, Sam Shepard, and Tennessee Williams, to name a few. Greenwich Village famously was the birthplace of the Beat Generation, producing influential writers such as Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Maya Angelou, Dylan Thomas, and Truman Capote. [1]

With a Walk and Transit Score of 100 out of 100, residents of 720 Greenwich Street do not require a car to complete their daily errands, as they are close to an abundance of shops, restaurants, home services, cultural spaces, and transit options. [2]

Construction

720 Greenwich Street was originally a commercial building used as a printing warehouse. Built in 1930, it wasn’t until 1995 that the building was converted into a cooperative residential building. Amos Kaminski led the conversion with a design by architect Avinash Malhotra. [3] Today, this building is a landmarked building. [4]

Layout and Features

Constructed using red bricks, 720 Greenwich Street stands 10 stories high, and contains 158 cooperative apartments, ranging in size from studios to three bedroom units, with some of the apartments spanning two levels.

Features found in some units include hardwood flooring, exposed brick walls, oversized windows, vaulted ceilings, and large entrance foyers. [4]

Floor Plans

With over 50 floor plans available, a selection is presented.

Amenities

This building is attended to by a live-in superintendent and doormen who are part time during the week and full time on weekends. Additional amenities include a landscaped roof deck, laundry facilities on every floor, a full service garage, storage facilities, a bicycle room, and two elevators. [5] [6] The management for this building is headed up by Caran Properties. [7]

Bylaws

720 Greenwich Street Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No


This building allows for rentals, pied-a-terres, co-purchases, and is pet friendly. There are no age restrictions for this building. [3] This building also allows for parents to purchase units for their children. [4]

Sustainability

Built long before the era of sustainability, this building is not designated as a green building. Therefore, if residents would like to help improve the building’s overall sustainability they will have to do this on their own by participating in New York City’s recycling programs, and by installing energy efficient appliances and materials when renovating/updating their apartments.

Trivia

Although this building’s official address is 720 Greenwich Street, it also has the addresses of 124-130 Perry Street, and 125-127 Charles Street. [3]

References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Walk Score
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 City Realty
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Trulia
  5. NYbits
  6. Douglas Elliman Real Estate
  7. Street Easy

Discussion Forum

blog comments powered by Disqus

Building Ratings

Ratings are submitted by users like you - Condopedia makes no guarantees or endorsements.

Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
Cities and Regions
Condo Facts
Navigation
Contact Condopedia
Toolbox
Share