2 Cornelia Street, also known as the Varitype Building and “the Greenwich Flatiron,” is a distinctive wedge-shaped loft building turned residential condominium in 1982.
The building was originally intended for light manufacturing, offices, and artists’ lofts, according to the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission. As a result, the apartments have ample windows under 11-foot ceilings. Thanks to the neighborhood’s landmark status, views all around are protected from high-rise incursion.
Even though the building isn’t particularly luxurious, a 2 BR/2 Bath unit on the 2nd floor is renting for $7,500/month, while a 4 BR/3.5 Bath 10th/11th floor duplex is offered at $23,000/month. A 6th floor 2 BR/2.5 Bath apartment is listed for sale at $2.5 million.
2 Cornelia Street Vital Statistics
- Location: 2 Cornelia Street at Sixth Avenue
- Year completed: 1907
- Architect: Fred Ebeling
- Floors: 12
- Style: Arts and Crafts
- New York City Landmark: 2010 (Greenwich Village Historic District Extension II)
2 Cornelia Street Recommended Reading
- NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report
- The New York Times About Real Estate; NEW ‘VILLAGE’ CONVERSION OFFERING UNUSUAL DESIGNS (August 28, 1981)
- Street Easy NY listing (includes floor plans)
- City Realty review
- Emporis database