The red, 9 1/2 by 42 foot-long brick building on Bedford Street was built in 1873 on land used as an alley between homes. The town house was listed for sale last August at $2.7 million. The 2 bedroom, 2 bath home last sold in 2000 for $1.6 million.
A plaque on the narrow Greenwich Village home notes poet Edna St. Vincent Millay once lived there; so did anthropologist Margaret Mead.
The newly-sold building was listed on real estate Web sites Wednesday as a rental available for $10,000 a month. An e-mail seeking comment from the listed rental agent Wednesday was not immediately returned.