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Morning View - Narrowest House

The narrowest house in New York City, at 75 1/2 Bedford Street in Greenwich Village, is just 9.5 feet wide. Former residents of the house include poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, Margaret Mead, John Barrymore, and Cary Grant. The house is 36 feet deep and all three floors are open, without any actual rooms save a second floor bathroom. The house is assumed to have been built sometime prior to 1873, when it was first noted in city records. Before it was a home, the building was used a cobbler's shop and a candy factory. In 1999, it sold for $1.6 million. the Cherry Lane Theatre is two building away.


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