God Gets Into Real Estate

135 West Fourth Street.

City Realty has the goods on 135 West Fourth Street, the site of the former Washington Square Methodist Church currently being converted to eight condominiums by FLAnk Architects.

Demolition is underway in the interior of the 1860 Romanesque Revival church designed by Charles Hadden. According to City Realty, the two-bedroom and three-bedroom duplex units will fetch $2.3 million to $6 million, and the building’s lobby will have 50-foot hight ceilings and the church’s old stained-glass windows.

The building’s name will be changed to “Novare,” which means “to be reborn” in Latin. Who says it’s a dead language?

(Previously reported here.)
City Realty (Second item; see also the first item about rezoning parts of the Upper West Side above 96th Street. Community Board 7’s West 96th-110th Street planning task force is looking at possibilities in response to Extell Development’s two apartment buildings going up at Broadway and 99th and 100th streets.)

-Matthew Grace God Gets Into Real Estate