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29 East 9th Street: Review and Ratings

Carter Horsley
Review of 29 East 9th Street by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of

The unassuming, yellow-brick apartment building at 29, 35 and 45 East 9th Street on the northeast corner at University Place is one of the finest pre-war apartment complexes in Greenwich Village with high ceilings, duplexes and three gardens. 

The building was designed in 1925 by Harvey Wiley Corbett of Helme & Corbett Architects, one of three firms that designed Rockefeller Center. Mr. Corbett also designed the pre-war residential skyscraper at 1 Fifth Avenue on the southeast corner at 8th Street.

Bottom Line

A very desirable pre-war building with duplex apartments and high ceilings in the heart of Greenwich Village, close to Washington Square Park and N.Y.U., and convenient to public transportation and many restaurants.



The building has canopied, one-step-up entrances flanked by bollards at 29, 35 and 45 East 49th Street. 

The 11-story building has unusual fenestration with arched windows on the 4th, 6th and 8th floors and double-height windows with slightly curved Juliet balconies on the other floors. 

The building permits protruding window air-conditioners. 

Each of the separate entrances has a full-time doorman, a roof deck, a laundry room, private storage units and a separate lobby.


The building has three entrances, each with doormen and lobbies. The building has a roof deck, a laundry and private storage, and it allows pets.




 Apartment 4B is a one-bedroom unit with a large foyer that leads to a 22-foot-long living room with a curved Juliet Balcony, a 15-foot long dining room next to an enclosed, windowed 15-foot long kitchen. 

Apartment 9B is a one –bedroom unit that has a 14-foot-long foyer that leads to a sunken living room that is 22-foot-long with a wood-burning fireplace, a 16-foot-dining room next to a 16-foot long enclosed windowed kitchen. 

Apartment 76 is a one-bedroom duplex with a 8-foot-wide entry foyer that leads to a double-height 22-foot-long living room with a wood-burning fireplace, an 11-foot-long, eat-in kitchen and a 15-foot-long library/bedroom on the lower level and a 13-foot-long bedroom and an 11-foot-long study on the upper level. 

Apartment 60 has an 8-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a four-step-down living /dining room that is 22-foot-long living room with a fireplace and a 15-foot-long windowed kitchen. 

Apartment 9 is a three-bedroom unit that has a 14-foot-long entry foyer on the lower level that opens onto a 16-foot-long, double-height dining room next to a 16-foot-long kitchen and a 22-foot-long living room with a fireplace and a 17-foot-long bedroom.  The upper level has two bedrooms. 

Apartment 74 is has a 20-foot-living room with a fireplace next to a 17-foot-long dining room and a 16-foot-long windowed kitchen on the lower level and two bedrooms on the upper level.


Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 29 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 22 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 20 / 39


CityRealty Rating Reference

  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #27 Rated co-op - Downtown
  • #9 Rated co-op - Greenwich Village
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