Tompkins Square Park
Long-regarded as a focal point for artists and musicians, Tompkins Square Park is one of New York's most iconic gathering points for East Village residents and visitors from around the world who come to New York in search the artistry and inspiration that drew so many notables over the years. From the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival to the Allen Ginsburg-inspired Howl Fesitval of poetry, Tompkins has also served as a gathering place for voicing dissent as early as the 1870s through the 1980s.
This park honors Daniel Tompkins, who served as Governor of New York from 1807 to 1817 and as Vice President of the United States under James Monroe until 1825. Peter Stuyvesant owned this property during the 17th century, and Tompkins later acquired it; by the 19th century, it was marked for development as a public square.
A major renovation in the late 1990s brought a dog run, new playgrounds, 450 trees, new turf and sidewalks, access to CitiBike, WiFi hotspots, monuments to artists and early settlers, as well as basketball, tennis, and handball courts.
Today, the Queen-Anne and Neo-Federal architecture augmented by the surrounding restaurants and coffee shops, serve to enhance the ten acres of Tompkins Square Park and the experience of living perfectly centered on its northern end at 307 East 10th Street. Historic District Designation
In 2012, a public hearing proposed the designation of 26 buildings along East 10th Street starting at Avenue A, which led to the creation of the East 10th Street Historic District. Historians and researchers have cataloged the unique history of these buildings from 293 East 10th to 345 East 10th Street, to the benefit of those who live there and those who seek to renovate and build while maintaining the character for which the block is so well known. The Residence Today
Upon entering the property, the 25 feet in width can be felt immediately on every floor. Incredible floor-to-ceiling windows on the parlor help bathe the property in southern light from Tompkins, while the 114.5-foot deep lot leaves you with one of Manhattan's deepest private gardens in a townhouse.
On all floors, the 114.5-foot lot depth adds green views and sunlight while inside the home. This remarkable property depth cannot be duplicated and is quite uncommon to Manhattan townhouses.
Originally built in 1845 by architect and builder Joseph Trench, this townhouse originally had a parlor floor stoop on its western side. The Queen-Anne style residence was originally designed in a Greek Revival/Italianate style which can be seen on the block in other townhouses that Trench designed.
Currently arranged as five floor-through fair-market rental units, 307 East 10th Street possesses the ceiling heights, locations, scale, and incredible footprint that make it an ideal candidate for a single-family renovation or enhancing the income-producing configuration.
An unusual opportunity on a positively East Village block.
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