Bird's House: Charlie Parker's New York City Home Is Up For Sale
"You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong. Charlie Parker." - Miles Davis
On the ground floor of 151 Avenue B, directly across the street from Tompkins Square Park in the East Village, Charlie Parker laid his head to rest in his final years. It was a haven for some of the most cherished players in jazz, and though the residence has changed hands several times in the years since, one fortunate, and sure enough affluent, bidder could soon lay their own heads down in the swanky four-floor townhouse. BrooklynVegan reports that The Charlie Parker Residence has hit the market, evaluated at a whopping $9.25 million for those actually in the tax bracket to put down a down-payment on Bird's House, which is now furnished with a koi pond, parlor floor and three fireplaces to keep you warm as you bump "Billie's Bounce" between the walls of that lavish home. So stack that paper, as you too could one day live as a giant once did. We're certainly pulling for ya.