Sarah Bean Apmann >> 23 Third Avenue: An Interesting History and Uncertain Future

Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP)


by Sarah Bean Apmann


If you look at Astor Place and Cooper Square on a map, it looks as though somebody took a lasso and tied a bunch of streets together. Multiple streets and thoroughfares converge and diverge here, and perhaps because of that, this New York City nexus has a long and varied history. One longtime witness to this history is a somewhat quirky but charming building at 23 Third Avenue, also known as 1 St. Mark’s Place.