Is This the Most Star-Studded Block in New York City?

Is This the Most Star-Studded Block in New York City?Is This the Most Star-Studded Block in New York City?

Decades ago New York’s West Village was a haven for hippies, artists, beatniks, and other creative outsiders. These days, the neighborhood’s charming brownstone-lined streets are still filled with artistic inhabitants— with decidedly deeper pockets than their midcentury predecessors. One particularly tony block of this desirable Manhattan district is West 11th Street between West 4th Street and Bleecker Street.

The roughly 500-foot residential stretch is bookended by French bistro Tartine to the west and Magnolia Bakery of “Sex and the City” fame to the east, with notable residents such as the HBO show’s star, Sarah Jessica Parker, and husband Matthew Broderick. The couple is renovating a pair of adjoining brownstones they reportedly purchased for a combined $34.5 million in 2016. According to public records, the pair sold another home on nearby West 10th Street in 2015 for $18.25 million.

Liv Tyler also lives on the famous block.

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On the West 4th Street end of the block, Chipotle Mexican Grill founder Steve Ells is building a complex within two adjacent buildings that encompasses nearly 16,000 square feet and was purchased by the Indiana-born businessman through an LLC for nearly $32.5 million in 2014 and 2015. Nearly four years ago, Ells’s company reportedly filed a request to the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to combine the two addresses into one massive property, which was designed by German-born architect Annabelle Selldorf.

Marcelo Claure, former CEO of Sprint and COO of the Japanese-based SoftBank Group, purchased his West 11th Street home in 2017 for $27.4 million. Other neighbors include actress Liv Tyler (daughter of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler), Melissa Schiff Soros (whose ex-husband is the son of billionaire investor George Soros), and Stuart Peterson, cofounder of San Francisco–based venture capital firm ARTIS Ventures, who purchased his home on the coveted stretch for $27.5 million in 2016.

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