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The Sugar Warehouse, 79 Laight Street

Between Washington Street & West Street

Key Details

  • Year Built 1853
    Converted Year 2002
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Tribeca
  • Total Apartments 34
    Total Floors 10
    Doorman FT Doorman
$1,960
Avg. Price / ft2
$1,440
Avg. Price / ft2

Rating

25
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 25 / 44

+
30
Out of 36

Location Rating: 30 / 36

+
16
Out of 39

Features Rating: 16 / 39

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9
=
80

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
  • #33 Rated condo - Tribeca
 

Description

The Sugar Warehouse at 79 Laight Street on the southwest corner of West Street in TriBeCa was built in 1853 by the Grocers Steam Sugar Refining Company and later sold to the United States Sugar Refining Company. 

According to Joseph Pell Lombardi, the architect involved in this impressive project's 2002 restoration and conversion to condominium apartments, this 10-story building was one of the tallest in the city when it was built. In a March 15, 2002 article by Nadine Brozan in The New York Times, Mr. Lombardi, one of the city’s most active converters, was quoted as saying "It was tall and proud on the skyline, one of our more important buildings." 

The 10-story building has 34 apartments. 

It was acquired in 2000 by Alex Forkosh of Forkosh Construction and Mr. Lombardi noted that its conversion was "one of the more complex" he had ever done because its core was 10 stories tall but other parts were five or six stories. 

"All the Landmarks Preservation Commission requirements were things we wanted to do anyway, like restoring the shutters and bricks and repainting the sign and street names on the sides," Mr. Lombardi was quoted in The Times article.

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Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Pre War
  • Central AC
  • Health Club
  • Roof Deck
  • Elevator
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Apartments for Sale at 79 Laight Street (2)

2
Available Apts
$4.7M - $7.3M
Price Range
$1,960
Avg. Price / ft2
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Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"The Sugar Warehouse at 79 Laight Street on the southwest corner of West Street in TriBeCa was built in 1853 by the Grocers Steam Sugar Refining Company and later sold to the United States Sugar Refining Company. 
According to Joseph Pell Lombardi, the architect involved in this impressive project's 2002 restoration and conversion to condominium apartments, this 10-story building was one of the tallest in the city when it was built. In a March 15, 2002 article by Nadine Brozan in The New York Times, Mr. Lombardi, one of the city’s most active converters, was quoted as saying "It was tall and proud on the skyline, one of our more important buildings." " Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Handsome building in historic district
  • Close to Hudson River Park
  • Good TriBeCa location
  • Concierge
  • Some skylights
  • Some split-level units
  • Shuttered windows on lower two floors
  • Very high ceilings
  • Two interior courts
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No garage
  • Three-step-up entrance
  • No sidewalk landscaping
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Subways

  1. 1
at Varick 0.26 miles
  1. A
  2. C
  3. E
at Thompson 0.32 miles
  1. 2
  2. 3
at West Broadway 0.47 miles
 
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$1,440
Avg. Price / ft2
Based on 1 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

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10
Units Sold
$1.8M - $5.7M
Price Range
$1,349
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 492 Available for Sale
  • $2,183 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $5,387,483 Avg. Price
  • $3,670,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 443 Greenwich Street Apt PHH | $57,000,000
    Price / ft2 $6,399
  2. Least Expensive The Powell Building Apt 412 | $560,000
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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  • 360 Total Sales
  • $2,285 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $5,553,126 Avg. Price
  • $4,100,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 70 Vestry Street Apt PHS | $56,010,250
    Price / ft2 $7,173
  2. Least Expensive 295 Greenwich Street Apt 8J-N | $640,000
    Price / ft2 $1,481

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