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Greenwich Village Knickerbocker Mansion Sells for $15 Million

New York has never really styled itself a town of pedigrees—what with Ellis Island, the ostensible welcome extended to the tired, the poor and the unwashed, etc. But one need look no further than the facades of our great cultural institutions to discern the importance to the city of a handful of families and, by extension, to grasp the advantages that come along with notable lineage. The four-bedroom townhouse at 156 West 13th Street, in Greenwich Village, which just sold for an even $15 million, according to city records, boasts a variously impressive heritage. Built in 1846, the home was constructed for the estate of Peter Remsen, a member of the Knickerbocker family, according to the listing held by Town Residential’s Ted Karagannis.

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