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Rentals Days at Devonshire House Doomed?

As far as pre-war Greenwich Village rental buildings designed by eminent architects go, the Devonshire House at 28 East 10th Street is pretty much aces. While most of its Central Village (yeah, we can call it that, too) neighbors have gone co-op over the years, the Emery Roth-sketched Dev has held out?but for how much longer? Cash bids for the 131-unit building were due in late June, and we're hearing from conflicting sources on whether or not a deal has been struck. For what it's worth, a doorman says not yet. The listing also has some stats on the stabies in the building:

The long-term upside in the stabilized and controlled units is readily apparent, as is the near-term ability to raise rents on the free market units. DHCR documents show 20 units were de-stabilized from 2002 through 2006 simply by renovating vacated units to push the legal rent above the $2,000 threshold.Certainly one to keep an eye on, because as we all know, the world draws all its strength from the Central Village.
· Listing: Prime Greenwich Village Residential Building [Eastern Consolidated]

Devonshire House

28 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003