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The Police Building, 240 Centre Street, #2L

$1,875,000 ($1,705 per ft2) -5.1% | 1 bed, 1.5 baths | Approx. 1,100 ft2

Key Details

  • Listed Jul 28, 2020
    Last Price Change -5.1% ($100,000) on Aug 14
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood NoLiTa/Little Italy
  • Monthly Maintenance $1,975
    Minimum Down Payment 25%
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

Voluminous light-bathed duplex loft in an iconic prewar gem, NYC's prestigious and unique Police Building at 240 Centre Street. A true exceptional architectural landmark, this stunning classic yet contemporary one-bedroom 1.5 bath residence is a loft-lover's dream in a prime location in Nolita. Soaring ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, original details and refined finishes are complemented by generous windows brightening the ambience all day.

Come home to a modern jewel boasting an expansive open-plan main level affording effortless living and entertaining.

Relax or host guests in the spacious open living and dining room punctuated by double-height ceilings, thin graceful columns into the open kitchen, and massive 10-foot east-facing windows overlooking Centre Market Place. The chef in you will be inspired in the sun-filled renovated gourmet kitchen appointed with sleek white cabinetry and black countertops, tiled floors and premium stainless steel appliances. A floating steel staircase ascends to the upper open yet private loft level perched above, housing the sunny king-size master bedroom with high beamed ceilings and room for a sitting area.

An elegant high-end tiled spa bath with glass-enclosed tub/shower, lovely powder room with white tile flooring and black border accents, convenient washer-dryer and central air conditioning heighten the allure of this rare, wonderful home.

Built in 1905-1909, and designed by Hoppin & Koen, 240 Centre Street served as the headquarters for the New York City Police Department from 1909 to 1973. The striking, architecturally significant 6-story landmark was converted into a 55-residence luxury cooperative in 1988 by Ehrenkranz Group & Eckstut, and greets residents with a spectacular lobby. Amenities include a full-time doorman, concierge, resident manager, live-in super, elevator, fitness room, communal garden, and basement storage.

The exceptional location between Broome and Grand Streets puts you at the crossroads of Soho, Nolita and Little Italy, minutes from parks, subways, and all conveniences.

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About The Police Building, 240 Centre Street

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The Police Building, 240 Centre Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 91, 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

33
Out of 44
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24
Out of 36
+
25
Out of 39
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9
=
91
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Architectural Masterpiece 8 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Well Done 1 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but Very Good 3 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Not Allowed 2 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Free Standing 2 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:
No 0 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:
Average Mix 2 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 20 blocks 4 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Bland 1 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Very Little 3 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:
14 or more Feet 4 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes, with Swimming Pool 2 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
Substantial 2 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Considerable 2 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 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:
None 0 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:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1909
  • 55 Apartments
  • 6 Floors

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

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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 Chrystie 0.25 miles
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at Houston 0.37 miles
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