The Skinny On A New York Real Estate Deal

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Someone's paying a lot for what's known as the skinniest house in New York. The 9 1/2-feet-wide home, whose former residents include the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, recently sold for almost $2.2 million.


Here's some real estate numbers from New York City, where prices are down, but you can still pay a lot of money to live in an alley, more or less. That's our last word in business today.

The address is number 75 1/2 Bedford Street. It's Greenwich Village, and it was built in 1873 over an alleyway between two other buildings. It's three stories high and nine-and-a-half feet wide. Former residents include the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Somebody's paying a lot for what is known as the skinniest house in New York. The recently sold for almost $2.2 million.

And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.


And I'm Renee Montagne.

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