When we heard this morning that disgraced former Times editor Howell Raines had sold his West Village townhouse and would likely be remaining at his erstwhile vacation place in Pennsylvania, we figured we'd go take a look at what he's leaving behind. Turns out the Howell house has long been, coincidentally, our favorite on its block, with a pretty fabulous old portico (that's not the right word, but we don't know what is) over the front door. It is also, perhaps more interestingly, just down West 11th from the home of Raines' literary antagonist, Seth Mnookin. (Google Maps calls it .3 miles.)
No wonder he's moving.
A few more pics after the jump.