Sales Begin at Anna Wintour’s Bleecker Street Condo Nemesis

Posted on: January 12th, 2017 at 5:12 am by

178bleecker-night

Despite the protestations of Vogue overlord Anna Wintour, the eight-story replacement building at 178 Bleecker Street is complete and ready for open wallets. Branded as Dolce Greenwich Village, the luxury development is taller than its neighbors on the block, and already boasting the requisite teaser signage geared toward the upper crust.

Yep, it’s been a long nine years since Magic Shoes closed shop and the wrecking ball pulverized the century-old Federal row house. The property was part of a strip of 1861-era real estate that included Le Figaro Cafe and the top-floor studio of the author James Agee. Preservationists were rightly pissed with the demolition, as the property was historically significant and, at the time, lacked protections of the later-implemented South Village Historic District.

Wintour and her high-class neighbors pleaded with the Landmarks Preservation Commission not to allow the new construction to sprout, claiming the design was “inappropriate” and “out of scale,” and would block the shared private garden in the rear yard.

178bleecker-press

Back to the Dolce. Here’s a bit more on what this development is about, thanks to the broker-babble in recent press materials for the development. Keep in mind that each of the three condos start north of $3 million…

Newly-constructed, this seven-story boutique condominium is now offering three luxury residences for sale.  Complete with sleek geometric lines, solid masonry construction, oversized windows and stainless steel balcony railings, DOLCE features a striking, industrial-inspired façade.
However, the real magic remains hidden from the street.  To the rear, the building overlooks the landmarked Macdougal-Sullivan Garden, an English-style planted courtyard shaded by mature maple and elm trees.

Every standard residence at DOLCE spans a full-floor and boasts a private elevator landing.  Each encompassing approximately 1,200 sq ft with two bedrooms and two full baths, these homes are complete with oak hardwood floors, custom interior doors from Italy, and private balconies with tranquil garden views.  A video surveillance system and intercom looks after residents’ security – and offers peace of mind.

The homes’ open kitchens are complete with European white lacquer cabinetry and Caesarstone countertops – and buyers are able to customize their appliance package.  All baths feature marble tile, while master baths include rainfall showers with pebble-textured floors.  Secondary baths feature soaking tub/shower combos.  Buyers are also able to customize the lighting package and selected finishes in all baths.

Floors six and seven are home to DOLCE’s one-of-a-kind duplex penthouse.  Reminiscent of a single-family home in the sky, the penthouse features three bedrooms and two baths across approximately 1,700 sq ft of elevator-accessible interior space.  In addition to the garden-facing private balcony, this special home also features two private roof decks – for a grand total of nearly 800 sq ft of outdoor space.

The full apartment listing does add insult to injury, championing the three-year-old neighborhood landmark status as selling point.

Recent Stories

LES School Again Raising Money to Buy Thanksgiving Turkeys for its Students in Need

For the second year in a row, the folks at P.S. 140 Nathan Straus School are giving back to the community this Thanksgiving. This time, the PTA is doubling down, aiming to donate 200 turkeys to students and their families in need for the upcoming holiday. So far, $540 of the $4,000 goal has been […]

‘Country Of’ Boutique Delivers Vintage Ephemera to Essex Street

Retail veterans of the Hester Fair continue to pollinate vacant storefronts on the other side of the street. Two in just the last few weeks, in fact. Partybus Bakeshop soft-opened on Tuesday. Down the block, Country Of also joins the fray. Country Of is a small pop-vintage boutique which took over the short-lived Cafe Grumpy […]

At the New Metro Acres on Clinton Street, Traces of a Long Lost Supermarket

Back in June, news dropped that Fine Fare would cease operations at 175 Clinton Street, and that City Acres Market was opening. Now, the transition to the locals-branded Metro Acres is nearly complete. Change abounds inside the supermarket where everything is getting a tune-up, from aisles and signage, to the product itself. Notably, though, workers […]

Construction Resumes at 139 Bowery, Awaiting 14-Story Payload

There is finally construction activity to report at the 139-141 Bowery development site. The spot has been largely dormant ever since the double-wide walk-ups were summarily razed three years ago. With the area now buzzing, the march toward a fourteen-story future continues. Plans to redevelop the properties, in one form or another, date back to […]

Partybus Bakeshop Soft Opens on Essex Street

The Partybus is parked on Essex Street and now serving. The new bakeshop – situated directly across from Seward Park – soft opened to the public yesterday. Founded by baker Jacqueline Russo Eng, Partybus Bakeshop got its start in the nearby Hester Fair before going brick-and-mortar at 31 Essex. It offers a “rotating seasonal menu […]