Neighborhood Living: Central Greenwich Village

By Kelly Craig

This month’s featured property for sale is at 69 West 9th Street, Unit 2B. This very special and unique doorman home has stunning views of the Jefferson Market Library and Garden to the west, and historic townhouses to the south. This light-filled apartment is an excellent find for those looking for a spacious and flexible forever home right in the center of this prime location. Within there is a private terrace, 13 closets, a living room, dining room, media room, and an enormous windowed chef’s eat-in kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and a home office. The apartment’s spacious floor plan offers plenty of room for living, dining, entertaining, and working from home all going on simultaneously. With beautiful hardwood floors, top-of-the-line appliances, a washer/dryer, sound-proof windows and plenty of closet space, this beautiful apartment can fulfill everyone’s needs. It is the perfect place to build a lifetime of memories. The building is well-managed, with a 24-hour doorman and a live-in super to ensure ongoing comfort, safety and quality of life. Price is $4,995,000. 
For more information contact Debra Kameros at

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FEATURED PROPERTY: 69 West 9th Street, Unit 2B. Photos courtesy of Compass.

The Central Village is one of the most sought-after residential neighborhoods in New York City, and for good reason! The area is known for its charming tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and vibrant culture. Living in this neighborhood means having easy access to some of the best restaurants, cafes and shops in the city. For anyone wishing to make this their forever home, the benefits include many schools, both public and private, and an abundance of activities and amenities suitable for every age and stage of life. And with convenient transportation options, you can easily access any other other part of the city.

The Jefferson Market Library and Garden are the most popular nearby notable and recognizable historic landmarks, and an important neighborhood hub. Its red brick design and unique architecture, with the turret and clock, can be seen by afar and serve as both a library and community center for the neighborhood. The library has regular programming for all, including discussions, book readings and lectures, story time, classes, and arts and crafts, community meetings and more. It was built in the late 19th century and originally had a civil court on the second floor, which is now the library’s adult reading room, and a police court, which is currently the first-floor children’s room. The brick lower level, which is currently the library’s reference room, used to be a holding area for prisoners on their way to jail or trial. There are many offices and rooms throughout the building holding different functions. The tower, with the turret, is still accessible and provides a spectacular view of Greenwich Village, and continues to contain the bell that used to call volunteer firemen.

The Jefferson Market garden is a hidden oasis on the grounds of the library and offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The garden is open to the public during the warmer months, and there are often events and programs held there throughout the year.
Another nearby landmark that makes this area so special is Washington Square Park. This iconic park is nearby and offers a wonderful playground with a water feature, a greenspace to get some exercise or to relax on the grass, have a picnic with friends, play a game of chess, or listen to live music. The park is also home to the Washington Square Arch. There are concerts, outdoor movies and festivals held here throughout the year.

There are also many theaters, museums and galleries in the area, and some of the best restaurants and cafes in the city. The neighborhood offers many dining options, from casual pizza joints to upscale restaurants. Hudson River Park is nearby as well. And if you love to shop, the neighborhood offers a mix of both high-end boutiques and unique local shops. Make sure to stop into nearby C.O. Bigelow’s, New York’s oldest apothecary, for luxury and everyday needs as well as for their excellent and reliable pharmacy. Grocery shopping is a delight at nearby Citarella, Lifethyme Natural Market, and Yamadaya Japanese Grocery. The Children’s Museum of the Arts and the New York City Fire Museum are also popular nearby attractions. Living in central Greenwich Village means you’ll have everything you need right at your doorstep. This neighborhood has something for everyone.

For more information contact Debra Kameros at

Kelly Craig writes monthly about Greenwich Village real estate.