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Brevoort East, 20 East 9th Street

Between University Place & Fifth Avenue   |    Greenwich Village

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Key Details

  • Co-op
  • Built in 1965
  • 320 Apartments
  • 28 Floors
$1,690 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • STUDIO $877,500 4
  • 1 BED $1,522,500 4
  • 3 BEDS $3,450,000 1
  • Avg. Price based on 9 closings during past 12 months Last updated Jun 22, 2018
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$1,556 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

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Brevoort East, 20 East 9th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 76, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

28
Out of 44
+
23
Out of 36
+
17
Out of 39
+
8
=
76
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Attractive 4 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Attractive 4 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but OK 1 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Enclosed 1 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Discrete 1 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
Attractive 2 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Part of Historic District 1 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Attractive / Pleasant 3 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 50 blocks 1 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Spacious 4 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
10-15 1 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Many 2 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
None 0 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
No 0 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • #40 Rated co-op - Downtown
  • #14 Rated co-op - Greenwich Village
How was this building rated?

Lower Fifth Avenue changed dramatically after World War I as high-rise buildings began to replace many of the former mansions of some of the city's most illustrious citizens who were moving north.

The first move was highlighted by the apartment tower at One Fifth Avenue, a new landmark because of its height for the area and Greenwich Village and it was followed by several attractive mid-rise apartment houses.

The second change occurred in the early 1950's when the first major postwar apartment buildings began to transform the area in the era before the creation of the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission.

This period was highlighted by the construction of 2 Fifth Avenue, but also heavily accented, a couple of years later in 1956, by the Brevoort at 11 Fifth Avenue on a site formerly occupied by the Brevoort Hotel, one of the neighborhood's most famous gathering spots in years gone by.

Built in 1965, this 25-story building has 327 apartments and was converted to a cooperative in 1979. It is very similar in design and form with the Brevoort although it is taller and larger and has a sidestreet entrance without a driveway. The light-colored, glazed brick buildings are quite attractive of their kind and despite the fact that they were erected almost a decade apart they represent an attractive ensemble on a large, entire block.

The buildings are named after the hotel that occupied the Fifth Avenue site that was named after one of the oldest and most famous Dutch families in New York.

In 1714, Kate Simon wrote in her book, "Fifth Avenue, A Very Social History," (Harcourt Brace & Jovanovich, 1978), Henrick Van Brevoort "acquired for the sum of four hundred pounds land that straddled Fifth Avenue for a short distance and ran eastward to the Bowery and then took a long stretch northward."

"The family," she continued, "sold portions off at great profit, holding on a to a section below Eleventh Street where they meant to stay. A later Henry Brevoort, of the 1840's, guarded his farm, his kitchen gardens, his pet bear and his tavern with high passions. Behind a blunderbuss he refused to the let the city drive Eleventh Street through his land for access to the new Grace Church, in spirit of the fact that the architect was esteemed James Renwick and a relative...Another Henry Brevoort built a spectacular house at 24 Fifth Avenue (Ninth Street) in 1834 with the proceeds of Wall Street investments based on real estate sales. The house was almost square in a faintly Palladian manner, the doorway supported by fluted columns, the roof ornamented with runs of Greek key, the spacious rooms introduced by a graceful stairway. It was in these rooms that a masked ball was held which put a halt, for a time, to this form of "continental" entertainment. One of the guests was Miss Matilda Barclay, the daughter of the British consul; another was the young man she loved, a Southern gallant, all manner and little substance, of whom Matty's parents did not approve. The masked lovers stole away and were married early in the morning of the ball. Masked balls were obviously hazardous and it was decreed that anyone who offered such divertissements would be fined one thousand dollars, the fine reduced to five hundred dollars if a host confessed to having staged such an entertainment and avowed he was very sorry. It was inevitable that the confession fee would be collected among friends in advance of the balls, a system that evolved as subscriptions. Always in the forefront of fashion, it might easily have been the Brevoorts who first served dinner in the newfangled, disconcerting French style where, instead of the usual everything-out spread, like an indoor picnic, the table bore only ornaments when one sat down....The Brevoorts were also the first family to allow a report - a reporter of the scandalous Herald at that - to witness a ball."

Four years after Henry Brevoort sold his house to Henry de Rham, the Hotel Brevoort opened on this site and was described by Kate Simon as "especially hospitable to English ships' captains who might influence custom its way." The Cafe Brevoort became a popular restaurant and nightclub and Simon recounted that its "wake on the last night before Prohibition set in was a memorable Saturnalia, or at least remembered so by misty participants," adding that "all the liquor in the Brevoort cellars was brought up and sold to the guests at nonprofit prices."

The building occupies almost half its entire block and many revelers from the old Cafe Brevoort probably wandered eventually into the Cedar Tavern that became the famous hang-out of the Abstract Expressionists until its building was torn down to make way for an annex to this building known as the Brevoort East at 20 East Ninth Street.

The building has a landscaped roof deck, a gym and sidewalk landscaping.

In a city where the names of residential buildings usually have no historical connection to the site, it is pleasing that this building and the Brevoort paid proper homage to its history.

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Carter Horsley's Review

Brevoort East, 20 East 9th Street Carter Horsley's Building Review
"Lower Fifth Avenue changed dramatically after World War I as high-rise buildings began to replace many of the former mansions of some of the city's most illustrious citizens who were moving north." Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Landscaped roof deck
  • Health Club / Gym
  • Excellent public transportation
  • Balconies
  • Garage
  • Concierge
  • Large modern apartments for the area
  • Superb views from high apartments
  • Close to Subway
  • Excellent Greenwich Village location
Cons
  • Low ceilings
  • Many apartments
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Brevoort East, 20 East 9th Street - 10 year Sales History

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Brevoort East, 20 East 9th Street 12 Month Sales Summary

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$1,450,000
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Brevoort East, 20 East 9th Street Alternate Address

  • 20 University Place

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In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 219 Available for Sale
  • $1,486 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,918,055 Avg. Price
  • $1,385,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 534 LaGuardia Place Apt 5N | $15,000,000
    Price / ft2 $3,000
  2. Least Expensive 24 Fifth Avenue Apt 1221 | $395,000
    Price / ft2 $1,122
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  • 320 Total Sales
  • $1,365 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,450,226 Avg. Price
  • $1,117,500 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 2 Fifth Avenue Apt 12S | $7,350,000
  2. Least Expensive 26 Cornelia Street Apt 18 | $212,500
    Price / ft2 $531

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