720 Greenwich Street
720 Greenwich Street, New York City
|720 Greenwich Street|
720 Greenwich Street in the West Village of Manhattan
|Developer||Amos Kaminski (conversion)|
|Architect||Avinash Malhotra (conversion)|
|Number of Units||158|
|Number of Floors||10|
|Type of Roof||IRMA|
|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|
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.
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. 
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. 
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.  Today, this building is a landmarked building. 
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. 
With over 50 floor plans available, a selection is presented.
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.   The management for this building is headed up by Caran Properties. 
|720 Greenwich Street Bylaws|
This building allows for rentals, pied-a-terres, co-purchases, and is pet friendly. There are no age restrictions for this building.  This building also allows for parents to purchase units for their children. 
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.
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. 
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