clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Getting to the Bottom of the 11th St. Hooker Scene

Late last week, a reader expressed disbelief over the price of Rachel Wiesz's new EVill townhouse, citing the nabe's sex trade and fast food fare. Another reader begs to differ with that characterization:

I've lived on East 12th Street between 2nd & 3rd for 2 years now, I keep late hours, and I've never seen a prostitute or a john anywhere on this block or 11th. I think your tipster either has an overactive imagination or hasn't been in the area in a few years. As for the townhouse not being in a "ritzy nabe:" nobody said it's the Gold Coast, but for those of us who prefer East Village to West (yes there are legit reasons why one would!) the area between 2nd & 3rd is great, transport-wise. And keep in mind that the last time I checked CB3's website there were only ~30 single-family lots in the whole area -- low supply = you know what.
Aw, yeah, we know what that means ? steep prices for a handjob.
· Curbed Readers Write: Brunching at 70 Washington [Curbed]