The Archive, the largest structure in the West Village, was built in the 1890's as New York City's Appraiser's Warehouse, the place where customs agents inspected imported goods and imposed duties and tariffs upon them. Despite the "interesting" block that it's on , The Archive is one of the hottest addresses in Lower Manhattan, as artists and celebs jostle for one of its 479 "loftlike" apartments. Last I heard, one bedrooms were going for around $6000. The best part about living at The Archive? Knife-wielding teen-trannys are never more than 20 feet away!
Trivia: I think it's a good bet that just about every homo in the West Village knows who lives in the far left unit of the apartments with the semi-circle windows.