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There are 3 apartments for sale/rent at 59 West 12th Street (last updated on Apr 21, 2024)

The Governor, 59 West 12th Street

Condo located in Greenwich Village, between Fifth Avenue & Avenue Of The Americas

Description of The Governor at 59 West 12th Street

59 West 12th Street was built in 1931 and converted to condos in 1986. The Governor has a total of 101 apartments and is located in Greenwich Village, very close to the M, 1, 2, 3, F and L subway lines.

There are currently 2 apartments for sale at 59 West 12th Street, ranging in price from $1,975,000 to $3,500,000. The most recent closing in the building was in July 2023 - a two bedroom that closed for $2,240,000.

During the past two years, 5 apartments have sold: the most expensive was a three bedroom that sold for $5,662,500, and the least expensive was a six plus bedroom that sold for $601,000.

Amenities at this pet friendly pre war building include doorman, children's playroom, bike room and resident storage.

Similar nearby buildings include 50 West 15th Street, 22 West 15th Street and 12 East 13th Street.

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Building Facts

  • Year Built: 1931
    Converted Year: 1986
    Building Type: Condo
    Neighborhood: Greenwich Village (Manhattan)
    Minimum Down: 20%
  • Total Apartments: 101 101
    Total Floors: 16
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Pets: Allowed
    Total Floorplans:

Apartment Pricing Stats

Avg. Price / ft2
$89
Avg. Price / ft2
Avg. Price / ft2

Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Central AC
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Children's Playroom
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • Bike Room
  • Fireplaces
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Terraces / Balconies

Apartments for Sale at 59 West 12th Street (2) View history of all units

2
Available Apts
$1.975M - $3.5M
Price Range
$2,448
Avg. Price / ft2
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Apartments for Rent at 59 West 12th Street (1) View history of all units

1
Available Apt
$6,600
Prices Start At
$89
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The Governor: Rating

25
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 25 / 44

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26
Out of 36

Location Rating: 26 / 36

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12
Out of 39

Features Rating: 12 / 39

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CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #20 Rated condo - Greenwich Village
 

Carter Horsley's Review of The Governor

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"One of the handsomest pre-war apartment houses in Greenwich Village, this 16-story building has a great location in a very desirable neighborhood.It is a block north of the Jefferson Grocery, the real Ray's Pizza, a wonderful magazine store, and the excellent PS 41, two blocks north of the landmark Jefferson Market Courthouse Library and Balducci's, and across the street from the New School for Social Research.This block, 11th, Tenth and Ninth Streets between the Avenue of the Americas and Fifth Avenue are widely considered among the most attractive in the city.The building has a finely detailed, brown brick façade with classical trim, terraces and an imposing and attractive watertank enclosure. It was built in 1931 and converted to a cooperative in 1986. It has 107 apartments and is one block from an express subway station on Seventh Avenue and two blocks from cross-town buses on 14th Street.Its midblock location on one of the most attractive streets in the Lower Fifth Avenue area affords it great views of downtown from its upper floors facing south." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Prime Greenwich Village location
  • Across the street from New School for Social Research
  • Close to famous food stores
  • Close to subway
  • Close to fine public school
  • Doorman
  • Side street is one of the best in area
  • One of the most attractive prewar apartment buildings in the area
  • Superb southern views from upper floors
Cons
  • Across the street from New School for Social Research
  • No garage
  • No sundeck
  • No health club
  • No balconies
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Subways

  1. M
  2. F
  3. 1
  4. L
  5. 3
  6. 2
at 6th Ave and 14th 0.11 miles
  1. B
  2. D
  3. A
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  5. E
at 6th Ave and Waverly Pl 0.31 miles
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  3. 4
  4. 5
  5. 6
  6. Q
at Broadway and 14th 0.32 miles
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$1,757
Avg. Price / ft2
Based on 2 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$601K - $5.7M
Price Range
$2,944
Avg. Price / ft2

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Alternate Addresses

  • 59 West 12th Street
  • 61 West 12th Street
  • 63 West 12th Street
  • 65 West 12th Street
  • 67 West 12th Street
  • 69 West 12th Street
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