302 West 12th Street
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302 West 12th Street is a landmarked residential building facing west onto
Abingdon Square Park in the Greenwich Village Historic District on the west 302 West 12th Street
side of lower Manhattan in New York City.
It was built by the developer brothers Bing & Bing with the architectural firm of
Boak and Paris.  Russell M. Boak and Hyman F. Paris left the architectural firm
of Emery Roth to start their own practice in 1927. 
The building opened in the late summer of 1931 and currently houses 129
1 One of five buildings
2 To rival Central Park West and "fashionable east side"
3 External links
One of five buildings
It was part of a simultaneous development of five buildings in the area.
Bing & Bing also worked with Boak and Paris on 45 Christopher Street. On Abingdon Square Park
They chose architect Emery Roth for both 299 West 12th Street  and 59 West
12th Street. Type Condominium apartment
Architectural Art Deco
And they chose to work with architect Robert T. Lyons on 2 Horatio Street. 
To rival Central Park West and "fashionable east side" Location Abingdon Square Park
Leo Bing, announced on April 1, 1929 that his firm had quietly acquired 75 small Town or city New York, New York
lots and old buildings largely around Abingdon Square, Sheridan Square and 10014
Jackson Square Park. And the lots would be combined to allow for a set of Country United States
larger-scale, 17-story apartment buildings.
Coordinates 40°44′15″N 74°0′17″W
He said his goal was to "recreate the entire district as a modern counterpart of Current tenants 129 apartments
the high-class residential section it once was" saying it would "rival Central Park
West and the fashionable east side within a few years." He cited the goal of
neighborhood reinvention as the reason for the simultaneous building, saying his
hope was that "complete transformation of the section may be achieved as
quickly as possible.” Technical details
Floor count 18 including two
Also, in more practical terms, he mentioned the "imminent" IND Eighth Avenue
Line, and recent completion of the West Side Elevated Highway and even the
Design and construction
Holland Tunnel as increasing accessibility to—and demand for—the area. 
Architect Boak and Paris
Despite the start of the Great Depression just months after Leo Bing's
announcement, by September 1931 Bing & Bing reported that the "five new Developer Bing & Bing
buildings on Christopher, Horatio and West Twelfth Streets are proving among the Awards and City Landmark
most popular of all the Bing & Bing apartment properties. Callers have been prizes
numerous…and a high percentage of the space has been leased.” 
1. ^ Columbia University Libraries, New York Real Estate Brochure Collection "302 W. 12 St."
2. ^  New York Times, July 15, 2001.]
3. ^ Columbia University Libraries, New York Real Estate Brochure Collection "45 Christopher St."
4. ^ Columbia University Libraries, New York Real Estate Brochure Collection "299 W. 12 St." "
5. ^ Columbia University Libraries, New York Real Estate Brochure Collection "59-69 W. 12 St." 
6. ^ Columbia University Libraries, New York Real Estate Brochure Collection "2 Horatio St." 
7. ^ a b "Bing & Bing Plan $40,000,000 Apartment Development on Lower West Side," New York Times, April 2, 1929 
8. ^ "Bing & Bing start building campaign." New York Times, Nov. 30, 1930
9. ^ "Tall apartments in Village centre. Presents rental problem."New York Times, Sept. 27, 1931 
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