140 Franklin Street

At The Northeast Corner of Varick Street   |    Tribeca

140 Franklin Street
  • Condo
  • Built in 1887
  • 14 Apartments
  • 6 Floors

140 Franklin Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 85, based on:

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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. J
    • Canal Street (at Broadway) (0.28 miles)
  2. Z
    • Canal Street (at Broadway) (0.28 miles)
  3. 1
    • Franklin Street (at Varick and North Moore) (0.01 miles)
  4. 2
    • Chambers Street (at West Broadway) (0.28 miles)
  5. 3
    • Chambers Street (at West Broadway) (0.28 miles)
  6. N
    • Canal Street (at Broadway) (0.28 miles)
  7. Q
    • Canal Street (at Broadway) (0.28 miles)
  8. R
    • Canal Street (at Broadway) (0.28 miles)
  9. 4
    • Brooklyn Bridge - City Hall (at Centre and Reade) (0.46 miles)
  10. 5
    • Brooklyn Bridge - City Hall (at Centre and Reade) (0.46 miles)
  11. 6
    • Canal Street (at Broadway) (0.28 miles)
  12. A
    • Canal Street (at Thompson) (0.15 miles)
  13. C
    • Canal Street (at Thompson) (0.15 miles)
  14. E
    • Canal Street (at Thompson) (0.15 miles)


One of the city's most handsome Romanesque-Revival-style buildings, this structure was erected in 1887 and designed by Albert Wagner, who was also the architect of the famous Puck Building on Lafayette Street at Houston Street.

It is distinguished by its very lively façades that feature balustraded rooflines, large arched windows on the fifth floor and small arched windows on the third and fifth floors, and strong rustication on the first floor that has very wide windows in contrast with the very narrow windows on the top floor. Windows are inset on the richly modulated façades and the corner is highlighted by a protruding element on the top floor that is a particularly nice and interesting design touch.

Sanba International Inc., of which Aldo Andreoli, an architect, is the principal, renovated the building and converted it into 14 condominium apartments.

The street is cobblestoned and there is a subway station at the corner.

The cream-colored-brick building has a doorman and a superintendent. It was originally erected for the Walton Company, a manufacturer of wrapping papers.

This building is not far from several of TriBeCa's most important landmarks such as the former New York Mercantile Exchange Building of 1884 at 6 Harrison Street that was converted to condominiums in 1987, the great Art-Deco-style Western Union Building at 60 Hudson Street between Thomas and Worth Streets, and the fine Art-Deco-style A. T. & T. Long Lines Building of 1918 at...

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Features & Amenities

  • Attended Lobby
  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Elevator


  • Great TriBeCa location
  • Lobby has Sol LeWitt mural
  • Subway station at the corner
  • Doorman
  • Superintendent
  • Some arched windows
  • Convenient to City Hall Park
  • Convenient to many restaurants
  • Not too far from Ground Zero


  • No garage
  • No sundeck
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • No balconies
  • No health club

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