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Photo of the Week: Cast-Iron Classic

Featured Properties // Jun 15, 2012


When people think of historic cast-iron architecture in New York, SoHo is the neighborhood that immediately springs to mind. But the cast-iron style — prominent in the Industrial Revolution when iron was a cheap building material and modern steel was not yet available — pops up elsewhere around town. Above is a great example: 67 East 11th Street on the border of Greenwich Village and the East Village near Union Square. The landmarked building, built in 1869 and turned into a residential co-op in the late 1970s, even has the nickname the Cast-Iron Building, which must anger more than a few SoHo-ites. Landmarks aren’t typically associated with starter homes, but CORE’s Christopher Massey has the listing for a lovely studio apartment in the building featuring exposed brick walls and unobstructed south-facing views — a perfect introduction to this cast-iron classic.