Location: 160 West 10th Street at the corner of 7th Avenue
Block/Lot: 610 / 17
Number of Floors: 2 floors plus a full basement
Lot Size: 10,612 square feet
Buildable Square Feet (incl. Basement): 35,000 square feet plus garden terraces
Zoning: C4-5, R6 (C4-5 applies to the entire lot)
This handsome building was built in 1891, reflecting the Romanesque Revival tradition. Altered as a garage in 1914, it was used to house John Wannamaker Department Store’s electric delivery trucks.
The original design of this building had interesting features. The lower storied rock-face stone contrasts with the second-floor brickwork. It has two forward-projecting end bays simulating low towers. The roofline between these towers is connected by a rectilinear wrought iron railing. Refinements may be seen in the curved corners where the wall breaks forward and in the use of stone band courses. The total construction is of steel, brick and concrete.
The lot area is 10,612 square feet. Currently, the building has 3 floors: a windowed basement, an elevated main floor and a third floor. It is possible to construct an additional floor within the building. There is a right to add 5,000 FAR atop the roof with extensive gardens and a panoramic view.
There are windows in the front and rear of the building on all floors and a skylight into the cellar. A skylight could be installed on the top floor. The slab to ceiling heights are 12’ in the basement, 14’ 8” on the ground floor and 12’ 5” on the top floor.
The property abuts the busy commercial thoroughfare of 7th Avenue and is minutes away from famed Sheridan Square, Northwell Medical Complex, from major universities and from Washington Square Park. Transportation facilities are available on 7th or 6th Avenues.