Perhaps 532 East 5th Street got fed up with the comparisons to Greenpoint and wants to broadcast its complete East Village-ness. The initial listing, for a 2BR, 2BA asking $4,495/month, now seems tame compared to the 2BR, 2BA duplex with private garden just listed for?$13,500/month. (EV Grieve notes that the property was listed once before and then taken off the market.) This time there's some very enthusiastic all-caps brokerabble:
OUTSTANDING ONE OF A KIND DUPLEX APARTMENT with your very own THREE LEVEL PRIVATE PLANTED ZEN GARDEN. The main level of this amazing apartment home features an open chef's kitchen and dining room bathed in southern light overlooking your private garden, a spacious queen sized bedroom and a stone tiled bathroom. The garden level features a huge living room with stone floors, an additional half bath, in unit washer and dryer and access to the STUNNING THREE LEVEL GARDEN that must be seen to be believed. Plus, if the fish-eye photos are anything to go by, living here is like living inside a funhouse mirror.
Here's the floorplan:
· Listing: 532 East 5th Street [Nofeerentals via StreetEasy]
· Why yes -- you can rent an apartment on East Fifth Street between A and B for $13,500 a month now,/A> [EVG]
· 532 East 5th Street coverage [Curbed]