Work is underway on 118 West 13th Street, a seven-story residential conversion in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village Historic District. Designed by BKSK Architects and developed by Slate Property Group, which acquired the property for $22.85 million and is partnering with private equity firm Avenue Realty Capital, the project will create eight condominium units spread across 34,000 square feet. The structure was originally built in 1931 and formerly served as the 175-room Eugene Lang College dormitory for The New School, once touted as the most expensive college dorm in the United States. The project is located on an interior lot between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.
A sidewalk shed has been assembled around the ground level, and interior gutting appears to have begun, with one of the columns of windows already removed.
The U-shaped building features a rear yard at cellar level and two bulkheads flanking the eastern and western ends of the roof parapet. Modifications to the main northern exterior include new sidewalk fencing, a canvas awning with a metal frame above the lobby entryway, a painted wooden rooftop trellis, new metal guardrails along the roof parapet, new sconce light fixtures, and the removal of window guards at ground level. The windows will all be replaced with modern double-hung and -glazed glass, and the window openings on the seventh floor will be expanded. The second-story windows will also be expanded to fill their arched surrounds.
The opposite southern profile will feature a carved-out space on the ground floor for a new terrace, an additional terrace on the second floor, and the extension of the existing centralized bay window on the second floor to the seventh story. There will also be a new elevator bulkhead on the rooftop and new, larger windows on each end of the building’s wings.
The closest subways from the property are the F, M, and L at the 14th Street station on Sixth Avenue and the 1, 2, and 3 trains at the 14th Street station on Seventh Avenue.
118 West 13th Street’s anticipated completion date is slated for the spring of 2026, as noted on site.