It’s Free to Look: 85 Mercer Street

Not many luxury apartments come with a built-in method of paying the mortgage. But 85 Mercer is specifically designed to accommodate the biggest garage sale New York City has ever seen—every single business day of the year.

The 7,000-square-foot triplex loft, with 16.5-foot ceilings, can be used as either residential or retail space, or both. On this point, the Bellmarc listing cannot contain its excitement and is worth quoting at length: "A Must See!!!! 2 for 1 Deal !!! Want coop residential loft? Want retail store? Can't decide? What [sic] not BOTH !!! Life just got better. See you at the Closing." Indeed.

Regardless of whether life will get "better," it will certainly get different, unless you currently live in a three-floor gymnasium. There is so much floor space in this downtown loft, you could probably host all of your neighbors' garage sales as well, and thereby help them finance big real estate deals of their own. Or you could just throw a really big party. — William Alden

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Not many luxury apartments come with a built-in method of paying the mortgage. But 85 Mercer is specifically designed to accommodate the biggest garage sale New York City has ever seen-every single business day of the year.

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