Mary Sargent © 2009 ………….. click to enlarge
We're looking at this skinny building from the north side of 14th Street. That's Hudson Street on the left and Ninth Avenue on the right. Remember, Ninth Avenue begins below 14th Street at Gansevoort Street.
At street level is Vento Trattoria, favorably reviewed in New York Magazine. The building itself was built in 1849 as a factory, according to New York Songlines, which also reveals some other fascinating facts, such as, this is where Glenn Close's apartment was in Fatal Attraction.