NYC's 'Skinniest' House Sells For $2.1M

In this Aug. 26, 2009 file photo, a pedestrian takes a picture of the skinniest house in New York City. The red, 9 1/2 by 42 foot-long brick building has sold for $2.1 million, the realtor said Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Yanina Manolova, File)
AP Photo/Yanina Manolova
A town house dubbed New York City's skinniest house has sold for $2.1 million.

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.