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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[1] 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. [1] Russell M. Boak and Hyman F. Paris left the architectural firm
of Emery Roth to start their own practice in 1927. [2]
The building opened in the late summer of 1931 and currently houses 129
condominium apartments.

                           Contents
 1 One of five buildings
 2 To rival Central Park West and "fashionable east side"
 3 External links
 4 References


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.[3]                          On Abingdon Square Park

                                                                                                    General information
They chose architect Emery Roth for both 299 West 12th Street [4] and 59 West
12th Street.[5]                                                                       Type                Condominium apartment

                                                                                      Architectural       Art Deco
And they chose to work with architect Robert T. Lyons on 2 Horatio Street. [6]
                                                                                      style

To rival Central Park West and "fashionable east side"                                Location            Abingdon Square Park
                                                                                                          Greenwich Village
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.[7]
                                                                                      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
                                                                                      Construction        1929
West and the fashionable east side within a few years." He cited the goal of
                                                                                      started
neighborhood reinvention as the reason for the simultaneous building, saying his
                                                                                      Completed           1931
hope was that "complete transformation of the section may be achieved as
quickly as possible.”[7]                                                                              Technical details

                                                                                      Floor count         18 including two
Also, in more practical terms, he mentioned the "imminent" IND Eighth Avenue
                                                                                                          penthouse floors
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. [8]
                                                                                      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.” [9]
External links
  Building website
  Emporis listing.

References
  1.   ^   Columbia University Libraries, New York Real Estate   Brochure Collection "302 W. 12 St."[1]
  2.   ^   [2] New York Times, July 15, 2001.]
  3.   ^   Columbia University Libraries, New York Real Estate   Brochure Collection "45 Christopher St."[3]
  4.   ^   Columbia University Libraries, New York Real Estate   Brochure Collection "299 W. 12 St." "[4]
  5.   ^   Columbia University Libraries, New York Real Estate   Brochure Collection "59-69 W. 12 St." [5]
  6.   ^   Columbia University Libraries, New York Real Estate   Brochure Collection "2 Horatio St." [6]
  7. ^ a b "Bing & Bing Plan $40,000,000 Apartment Development on Lower West Side," New York Times, April 2, 1929 [7]
  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 [8]



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