In a cool post on a blog devoted to Manhattan Kids (cute, but why are you guys following Sonia Sotomayor around?), we discovered that the future Supreme Court justice and former Bronx dweller, owns her own pad at 3 Bedford St, #5B, a tiny 12 unit condo building riiiiight on the border between the West Village and the Central Village. Judge Sotomayor bought the 999 sq ft apartment back in 1998 for the choke on our milk price of $360,000. Although the judge has paid off her original mortgage of $324,000, freeing her up to sell at a huge profit (a similar unit sold in that building for $1.2 million in 2006) and move on out to DC, for some reason the judge has been mortgaging her apartment repeatedly since 2007 and now looks to be carrying a fresh $533k in loans on #5B.
According to Streeteasy, there are no units currently on the market at 3 Bedford Street (we guess the judge isn't counting her chickens yet) and there have only been three sales in the building (two of them for the same unit) since 2004. There is one apartment for rent at 3 Bedford, a $1750 per month