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Mapping the Prettiest of Pink Buildings in New York City

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New York City's red brick buildings are considered charming and quaint, but their paler brethren get a bad rap. It could be because pink is often paired with over-the-top architectural flair (looking at you, Palazzo Chupi) or it could be that the bright bubblegum hue is jarringly different from the neighbors. Either way, New York's quirky rose-colored buildings deserve to be celebrated, so in honor of Valentine's Day, we're mapping out the places that are pretty in pink. We're sure to have missed some, so leave a comment or hit up the tipline, and we'll add it to the map.

· The Pinkest House in New York City [Ephemeral NY]


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1. Palazzo Chupi

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360 West 11th Street
New York, NY 10014

The grand dame of pink buildings in NYC, Palazzo Chupi inspires a lot of opinions. Artist Julian Schnabel created the five-unit condo building in the style of a Northern Italian palazzo, and while the color may look pink to us lay people, Schnabel called it "Pompei red." The color had faded since 2007, but last year, a new coating brought it back to its Pepto-pink glory.

2. 114 Waverly Place

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114 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10011

This quirky salmon-colored Village house has been rocking its pink hue since 1920, when the owner hired an architect to reimagine his traditional rowhouse. The style is inspired by Jugendstil, a style that pulls from Art Nouveau and Japanese prints.

3. 37 West 10th Street

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37 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10011

This pink townhouse on West 10th Street was actually put up for sale last year. The lower three floors were vacant, and the listing made it sound like some renovations were needed. It was asking $7.95 million and was delisted without a sale. Infamous New York details the building's tumultuous history in the early 1900s—apparently Sinclair Lewis and his wife unhappily lived here.

4. 177 Kingston Avenue

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177 Kingston Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213

In Crown Heights, the rowhouse on the corner of Kingston Avenue and Prospect Place is painted a pale pink with mauve trim. [Photo via Ephemeral NY]

5. Grand and Orchard Streets

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63 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002

The tenement buildings on Grand and Orchard Street rock a pink pastel, giving the Lower East Side a pop of color. [Photo via Ephemeral NY]

6. 161 Prince Street

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161 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

In prime Soho, every inch of two buildings on Prince Street are painted a Pepto-pink. Both are walk-up apartment buildings. Anyone know when or why the owner did this? [Photo via Ephemeral NY]

7. 379 Bedford Park Blvd.

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379 Bedford Park Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10458

Not far form the New York Botanical Garden, a brick townhouse on Bedford Park Boulveard boasts a bubblegum-colored facade. The pink stops on the building's face, but the enter cornice has been painted red. [Photo via Ephemeral NY]

8. 122 East 95th Street

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122 East 95th Street
New York, NY 10128

The Upper East Side is home to one of the prettiest of pink houses—the 20-foot-wide home that belonged to caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. It sold last year for $5.31 million, and we hear that the new owners have embarked on a gut renovation.

9. 210 West 15th Street

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210 West 15th Street
New York, NY 10011

A three-family townhouse on West 15th has a light pink facade.

10. 311 Bedford Avenue

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311 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Someone tried to cheer up this rather sad-looking pair of rowhouses in Williamsburg with a coat of bright pink paint.

11. Formerly Pink Brownstone

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233 Garfield Place
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Sadly, the brownstone at 233 Garfield Place is no longer pink, but we included it as an honorary member of the Pink Brigade.

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1. Palazzo Chupi

360 West 11th Street, New York, NY 10014

The grand dame of pink buildings in NYC, Palazzo Chupi inspires a lot of opinions. Artist Julian Schnabel created the five-unit condo building in the style of a Northern Italian palazzo, and while the color may look pink to us lay people, Schnabel called it "Pompei red." The color had faded since 2007, but last year, a new coating brought it back to its Pepto-pink glory.

360 West 11th Street
New York, NY 10014

2. 114 Waverly Place

114 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10011

This quirky salmon-colored Village house has been rocking its pink hue since 1920, when the owner hired an architect to reimagine his traditional rowhouse. The style is inspired by Jugendstil, a style that pulls from Art Nouveau and Japanese prints.

114 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10011

3. 37 West 10th Street

37 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10011

This pink townhouse on West 10th Street was actually put up for sale last year. The lower three floors were vacant, and the listing made it sound like some renovations were needed. It was asking $7.95 million and was delisted without a sale. Infamous New York details the building's tumultuous history in the early 1900s—apparently Sinclair Lewis and his wife unhappily lived here.

37 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10011

4. 177 Kingston Avenue

177 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213

In Crown Heights, the rowhouse on the corner of Kingston Avenue and Prospect Place is painted a pale pink with mauve trim. [Photo via Ephemeral NY]

177 Kingston Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213

5. Grand and Orchard Streets

63 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

The tenement buildings on Grand and Orchard Street rock a pink pastel, giving the Lower East Side a pop of color. [Photo via Ephemeral NY]

63 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002

6. 161 Prince Street

161 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

In prime Soho, every inch of two buildings on Prince Street are painted a Pepto-pink. Both are walk-up apartment buildings. Anyone know when or why the owner did this? [Photo via Ephemeral NY]

161 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

7. 379 Bedford Park Blvd.

379 Bedford Park Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458

Not far form the New York Botanical Garden, a brick townhouse on Bedford Park Boulveard boasts a bubblegum-colored facade. The pink stops on the building's face, but the enter cornice has been painted red. [Photo via Ephemeral NY]

379 Bedford Park Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10458

8. 122 East 95th Street

122 East 95th Street, New York, NY 10128

The Upper East Side is home to one of the prettiest of pink houses—the 20-foot-wide home that belonged to caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. It sold last year for $5.31 million, and we hear that the new owners have embarked on a gut renovation.

122 East 95th Street
New York, NY 10128

9. 210 West 15th Street

210 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011

A three-family townhouse on West 15th has a light pink facade.

210 West 15th Street
New York, NY 10011

10. 311 Bedford Avenue

311 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Someone tried to cheer up this rather sad-looking pair of rowhouses in Williamsburg with a coat of bright pink paint.

311 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

11. Formerly Pink Brownstone

233 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Sadly, the brownstone at 233 Garfield Place is no longer pink, but we included it as an honorary member of the Pink Brigade.

233 Garfield Place
Brooklyn, NY 11215