129 Lafayette Street is a turn of the century former manufacturing building that was converted to residential condominiums in 2004 and is recognized as one of SoHo’s premiere full service loft buildings.. Residences range from 1212 square foot, one bedroom loft’s to 5200+ square foot Penthouse Duplexes. All apartments feature twelve foot high concrete beamed [...]
Nolita Neighborhood Guide
60 Spring Street, more commonly referred to as 225 Lafayette Street, was originally built in 1927 for The East River Savings Bank. The Cass Gilbert designed building was converted in 2004 by Africa Israel into 40 apartments, ranging from one to three bedrooms. All apartments feature loft-like layouts, oversized windows and have been finished with [...]
When making the list of architectural wonders in Nolita, the list pretty much boils down to the former Police Headquarters Building and The Spring at 225 Lafayette Street.
The Spring was built in 1927 originally as the East River Savings Bank and was designed by the famous Woolworth Building architect, Cass Gilbert. He beautifully crafted this Beaux Arts building with an imposing three-story limestone base and stone columns to greet visitors. It was converted in 2004 to house 12,000-square feet of retail space and 40 condo apartments. And if you’re looking for a great view, a rooftop penthouse with a wrap-around terrace sits atop the structure.
If you’ve been looking to live downtown and haven’t given Nolita (North of Little Italy) a thought, you’re making a mistake. This quaint, but lively neighborhood bordered by Houston Street, Bowery, Broome Street and Lafayette Street is a great place to call home. From unique art galleries to bars and restaurants, neighborhood parks to historic cathedrals, the area has everything that a Manhattan urbanite could want.
One of the best locations in the city is 50 Prince Street. It was built in 1988 so it has the large post war cookie cutter apartments that actually allow for a couch and a dining table in the living room. Its interiors are new and the views from 50 Prince are stunning - many of the units overlook the 200 year old St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral and its brick wall.
This might just be the best block in Manhattan – 227 Mulberry is located in Nolita right in between Spring and Prince. This is a part time doorman building was built in 2001 and because of this, its apartments allow for more square footage than the neighboring pre-war walkup buildings in the area. The penthouses have outdoor space and high ceilings.
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New York is a city that you can spend all day walking around in and pass a lot of strange stuff. (So far, my favorite has been a guy I see who walks around with a cat perched on top of his head – no joke.) Sometimes though, you stumble upon something that is odd, but cool. The Elizabeth Street Gallery is one of those things.
Located in one of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods on Spring and Lafayette Streets, Spring Street Condominiums is home to 41 luxury residences boasting luxury finishes and high-end design. Previously the headquarters of a bank designed by Cass Gilbert in 1924, Spring represents 13 stories of early 20th century neo-classical architecture, as reflected in its impressive ring of columns adorning its first four stories. Surrounded on all sides by the Lower East Side, Nolita, and SoHo, the building is coddled by vibrant nightlife, culture and fashion in one of the most central transportation hubs of Manhattan.
For those looking for a refuge from the flood of modern, glassy, glitzy condominiums, but with the shininess of new development, look no further. 211 Elizabeth Street brings pre-war grace and charm downtown in a new construction package. Each of its 15 residences is distinctive and gracious, and in direct contrast to the recent wave of geometric residential design. From its traditional design to its use of hand-crafted materials, the classic nature of this building is sure to make old-school feel new and desirable once more.
Described as “an expression of contemporary living” by its award-winning architects, 290 Mulberry has already been turning heads. Its undulating brick walls pay tribute to the historical architectural styles of nearby buildings, the perfect juxtaposition between modernity and urban living. Each residence has triple exposures, with beautiful western views of its neighbor, the Puck Building, as well as Old Saint Patrick’s to the south.
Originally a horse stable and carriage house in the late 19th century, then the most famous canvas for street art in NYC, 11 Spring Street is now home to three incredible condominiums in the heart of Nolita. The Flat, its first unit, has two bedrooms and two baths, spreading its 2,085 square feet over an entire floor. The Townhouse is a duplex with a 595 square foot private garage, boasting three bedrooms, three bathrooms and two half baths in 4,025 square feet. Last but certainly not least, The Penthouse triplex has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and comes in at 4,600 square feet. The private garage and lack of full service amenities gives the units the feel of private home living, rather than the apartment ambiance of most condominiums. Residents enjoy Nolita’s charming boutiques and restaurants, along with the proximity to most downtown attractions.