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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
Avg. Price / ft2
Avg. Price / ft2
Avg. Price / ft2

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
  • Resident Storage
  • Central AC
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Live-In Superintendent

Apartments for Sale at 240 Centre Street (3)

3
Available Apts
$2M - $14.9M
Price Range
$2,252
Avg. Price / ft2
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Apartments for Rent at 240 Centre Street (1)

1
Available Apts
$12,995
Prices Start At
$111
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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
  • #25 Rated co-op in Manhattan
  • #1 Rated co-op - Downtown
  • #1 Rated co-op - NoLiTa/Little Italy
 
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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
  • Health club
  • Garden
  • Some fireplaces
  • Doorman
  • Concierge
  • Unusual and spectacular layouts
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No sundeck
  • No garage
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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
 
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$6,220,000
Avg. Price
Based on 2 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$1.6M - $10.5M
Price Range
$2,068
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 30 Available for Sale
  • $2,731 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $7,571,300 Avg. Price
  • $4,972,500 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Puck Penthouses Apt PH1 | $42,500,000
    Price / ft2 $5,869
  2. Least Expensive 75 Kenmare Street Apt 2C | $1,750,000
    Price / ft2 $2,540
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  • 31 Available for Rent
  • $90 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $16,296 Avg. Price
  • $8,900 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Puck Penthouses Apt PH1 | $125,000
    Price / ft2 $207
  2. Least Expensive The Royal Elizabeth Apt 5N | $3,395
Data is based on sales from past 12 months and only transactions for which we have approximate square footage information available are included above
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  • 48 Total Sales
  • $2,240 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $3,520,937 Avg. Price
  • $2,675,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 152 Elizabeth Street Apt 4 | $11,230,500
    Price / ft2 $2,701
  2. Least Expensive 45 Spring Street Apt 4B | $555,000
    Price / ft2 $1,110

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