Condo Rental at Jewish Daily Forward Building

Posted on: June 24th, 2010 at 6:12 am by

One unit inside the Jewish Daily Forward condo building at 175 East Broadway is now available…to rent.  Just last week, a listing recently surfaced on Halstead via Craigslist for a one-bedroom apartment on the fourth floor.  And we’re still scratching our heads at the asking price – $3,300!

And according to Streeteasy, this is actually down from its April listing price of $3,450.  What does the lucky renter receive for such a high price tag?  That’s a good question.  The answer is, well, nothing too crazy.

Mint One Bed Loft space in a Landmark 24hr DM Bldg. look out the Large windows facing North-Westerly offering plenty of Sun, Open views of the City, Parks and more, Hard-Wood Floors, Great Open Kitchen with High end appliances, Miele Washer & Dryer in the unit, 1/2 block from the F-Train East B. Way Stop, Awesome Common Roof Deck, A refrigerator in lobby is available for fresh direct deliveries and the like. large Storage Cage in the cellar, Dog okay, but No Cats. Move in upon Condo board approval. NO FEE.

Of course, before the Jewish Daily Forward building was converted into posh luxury condos, it was home to a Yiddish-language daily periodical of the same name.  The paper still exists, by the way.  The ten-story building was completed in 1912, and held the offices until 1974, when the Forward sold to the Lau family and moved to midtown.  For many years, a Chinese church occupied part of the space. Condos took over by the late 1990s.

If only we had a Bill-and-Ted telephone time machine to bring those early editors to current day.  What would they say about their old digs?  Be excellent to each other…?

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  • Bradlejo

    That’s actually a reasonable asking rent. Love how the post on Craigslist capitalizes everything that doesn’t need to be capitalized and doesn’t capitalize words that should be capitalized (like at the beginning of sentences, fresh direct, etc.).

    • Joe

      Agreed. A non-renovated one bedroom in Seward Park goes for about $2500. This is definitely a significant step up from that. Not a great value, but luxury never is.