Narrowest Buildings in NYC

Narrowest Buildings in New York City


In New York City they say you can never be too thin or too rich, but we’re not so sure this applies to New York City apartments. Small dwellings are commonplace in NYC, but these anorexic abodes take the cake (but like good New Yorkers don’t eat it!). We bring you the top 10 narrowest residential buildings in NYC in order from widest to skinniest.

All data have been compiled from ACRIS, NYC DOB, Zillow and Trulia.

Top 10 Narrowest Residential Buildings in NYC

10. 55A Monroe Street, Brooklyn NY

width 12 ft | 3.66 m Area  1,980 ft² | 184 m²

Built in 1920, this is converted two-family duplex is located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn . The property sold for $7,500 in 2013 according to the Office of the City Register.

355A Monroe St Brooklyn NY

9. 22 East 84th Street, New York, NY

width 12 ft | 3.66 m Area  1,980 ft² | 184 m²

This four-story single family home built in 1950 last sold in 1999 for $3,018,750.

22 East 84th St New York, NY

8. 404 Greenwood Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

width 12 ft | 3.66 m Area  2,556 ft² | 237 m²

Located in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn, this three-story building was built in 1899. The slender property last changed hands in 1977 for an undisclosed amount.

404 Greenwood Ave Brooklyn NY

7. 1054 62nd Street, Brooklyn, NY

width 12 ft | 3.66 m Area  2,880 ft² | 268 m²

This slim three-story multi-family home was built in 2004 and has been occupied since 2006 according to the NYC Department of Buildings.

1054 62nd Street, Brooklyn, NY

 

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6. 31 West 94th St, New York NY

width 12 ft | 3.66 m Area  4,309 ft² | 400 m²

Built in 1909, this classy three-story coop is perfect for slim model types. In 2006 apartment #2R sold for $275,000.

31 West 94th St, New York NY

5. 261 West 93rd Street, New York, NY

width 11 ft | 3.66 m Area  4,734 ft² | 440 m²

This slim seven-unit five-story walkup was built in 1900.

261 West 93rd Street, New York, NY

4. 481 Lexington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

width 10.33 ft | 3.15 m Area  1,395 ft² | 130 m²

Built in 1899, this slender single-family Bed-Stuy home sold in 2014 for $25,000.

481 Lexington Avenue, Brooklyn

3. 58 Hunter Avenue, Staten Island, NY

width 10 ft | 3 m Area  1,320 ft² | 120 m²

Constructed in 1986, this single-family Staten Island home was sold in 2012 for $265,000.

58 Hunter Avenue, Staten Island

2. 83 South 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

width 10 ft | 3 m Area  1,050 ft² | 98 m²

83 South 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

 

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1. 75 1/2 Bedford Street, NY

width 9.5 ft | 2.8 m Area  999 ft² | 93 m²

The narrowest and most famous of the narrow houses is located in the West Village on Bedford at Commerce St. Built in 1873, many bold-faced names called this townhouse on 75 1/2 Bedford home including Cary Grant, Edna St Vincent Millay, William Steig, and John Barrymore. The slender structure boasts an envious backyard complete with brick pavers and greenery (see pictures below). In 2013, the skinny historic home sold for a fat $3.25 million.

75 1/2 Bedford Street, NY

Backyard of 75 1/2 Bedford Street, New York, NY

75 1/2 Bedford Street