A few commenters howled over the thought of charging over $1,000-a-square-foot for apartments in Alphabet City (typing that feels so retro), so how about $369 a foot? That's as low as you're going to get in the neighborhood, and the listing brings new meaning to "bring your architect," though it somehow omits those words. We're looking at 3,780 square feet of raw ground-floor and basement space at 428 East 10th Street, between Avenues C and D. How raw? Well, check out the pictures. The space is a former wood/metal shop that now has "lots of potential for creative re-use." It's a legal live/work space, and the brokerbabble spells out all sorts of potential tweaks, including turning the loading dock into a private garage. Not a bad idea, but other improvements may be higher on the checklist. $1.395 million is the ask, down from $2.4 million.
· Listing: 428 East 10th Street [Corcoran]