"Check out the price history on this," writes a Curbed tipster of #2N at 173 Perry Street, an 1,859-square-foot 1BR apartment in the north tower of architect Richard Meier's glassy West Village triplets. "They have been trying to sell it for years, but got greedy last year and and raised prices. Now are chopping it monthly. Problem is that it's on the second floor, right on the highway. And has no closets. Corcoran and Brown Harris Stevens are involved, but I believe at least 2 more firms have tried to sell it." That's one way to interpret the story of #2N, but like any great epic tale filled with twists and turns, it means different things to different people. And this tale is epic. In fact, the StreetEasy timeline might be this year's Da Vinci Code.
2005-2006: The first period was a rocky one, with a couple of of brokerages involved, an asking price fluctuating between $3.6M and $2.999M and a few brushes with being pulled off the market. And what was this that two-day "in contract" scare? Ah, that was just to get the audience hooked.
2007: Yikes, that's one long-as-hell second act, marked by a lot of bouncing around and the eventual departure for good of Citi-Habitats. Wake us when this gets exciting.
2008-2009: Yes, now we're talking! The introduction of a new love interest in Brown Harris Stevens and the climax of the highest asking price yet ($3.95M!). But now we appear to be in the falling action stage, with price declines taking the price down to a new low of $2,500,000. Is there any drama left?