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The Police Building, 240 Centre Street

Between Broome Street & Grand Street

Key Details

  • Year Built 1909
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood NoLiTa/Little Italy
  • Total Apartments 55
    Total Floors 6
    Doorman FT Doorman
$1,932
Avg. Price / ft2
$72
Avg. Price / ft2

Rating

33
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 33 / 44

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24
Out of 36

Location Rating: 24 / 36

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25
Out of 39

Features Rating: 25 / 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
  • #24 Rated co-op in Manhattan
  • #1 Rated co-op - Downtown
  • #1 Rated co-op - NoLiTa/Little Italy
 

Description

The Police Building is located at 240 Centre Street in Little Italy and previously served as the headquarters for the NYPD.

Originally constructed in 1909, the Police Building was vacant for more than a decade following the NYPD’s transition to a new facility near City Hall. It was ultimately converted into 55 apartments in the 1980s, with the group overseeing the renovation ensuring residences maintained the building’s singular architectural touches. There are varied floor plans, as a result, and units are spacious with tall ceilings – many higher than 15 feet – and open layouts.

Amenities include an attended lobby, a garden and a health club. It is conveniently located close to the shops and restaurants in Nolita, TriBeCa, SoHo and NoHo. Public transportation is also nearby.

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Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Central AC
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Live-In Superintendent
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Apartments for Sale at 240 Centre Street (1)

1
Available Apts
$12.8M - $12.8M
Price Range
$1,932
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Apartments for Rent at 240 Centre Street (2)

2
Available Apts
$6,800
Prices Start At
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Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"Smack in the middle of Little Italy's tenements, the Police Building at 240 Centre Street between Broome and Grand streets is a spectacular Baroque-revival-style palace.
It was designed by Hoppin & Koen in 1909, when architects and planners were still under the influence of the image of the "White City," the Beaux Arts inspired notion of a beautiful city that had been highlighted at the World's Colombian Exposition in Chicago in 1893." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Grand architecture
  • Some fireplaces
  • Doorman
  • Concierge
  • Health club
  • Garden
  • Close to Subway
  • Unusual and spectacular layouts
Cons
  • No garage
  • No sundeck

Broker & Buyer Comments

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at Lafayette 0.15 miles
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at Chrystie 0.25 miles
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at Houston 0.37 miles
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at Thompson 0.38 miles
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at Varick and North Moore 0.47 miles
 
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

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10
Units Sold
$1.5M - $3.9M
Price Range
$2,220
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 60 Available for Sale
  • $2,383 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $4,282,196 Avg. Price
  • $2,985,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 129 Lafayette Street Apt PHA | $15,950,000
    Price / ft2 $3,423
  2. Least Expensive 243 Mulberry Street Apt 3R | $750,000
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  • 22 Available for Rent
  • $74 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $8,838 Avg. Price
  • $7,098 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 129 Lafayette Street Apt PHA | $40,000
    Price / ft2 $103
  2. Least Expensive 259 Elizabeth Street Apt 5B | $3,450

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