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Horizon Group Launches Sales at LES Library Branch Turned Condos

The Horizon Group has launched sales at The Library, an 11-unit residential conversion with a contemporary glass addition at 61 Rivington St. on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Originally built in 1905 by architects McKim, Mead & White, the building served as the downtown branch of the New York Public Library until 1950, when it became a dance hall and restaurant, and later the Church of Nazarene.

“When planning the transformation of 61 Rivington St., we wanted to create a one-of-a-kind, timeless residential building in the heart of the Lower East Side,” said Jillian Forman, director, marketing and operations of The Horizon Group.

Jennifer Alese, director of new development at SERHANT, which is marketing the property, said, “As New York comes back to life, we’ve seen an increased appetite for Lower East Side properties and so we’re excited to bring The Library at 61 Rivington St. to market.”


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