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Prime Property: Sandy-damaged prison to be sold in heart of trendy Manhattan

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    In this Sept. 30, 2013 photo shows a high rise condominium designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, right, is shown. The high rise is adjacent to the Bayview Correctional Facility, center, a minimum security women's prison in the Chelsea section of New York. The eight-story building, surrounded by upscale restaurants, luxury condos, high-end shops and steps away from the popular Highline elevated park, remains closed after damage during superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)The Associated Press

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    The closed Bayview Correctional Facility, center, is viewed from the High Line, an elevated linear park created from a former railroad, on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 in the Chelsea section of New York. The minimum security women's facility, which had a capacity of housing over 200 inmates, was damaged during superstorm Sandy and is now closed. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)The Associated Press

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    A high rise condominium designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, is viewed from behind the a steel-mesh covered rooftop playground of the Bayview Correctional Facility on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 in the Chelsea section of New York. The minimum security women's facility, which had a capacity of housing over 200 inmates, was damaged during superstorm Sandy and remains closed. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)The Associated Press

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    In this undated photo from 2001 provided by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS), female inmates play volleyball on the rooftop playground of the Bayview Correctional Facility, minimum security women's prison in the Chelsea section of New York. The former women's prison remains closed a year after Superstorm Sandy caused $600,000 in damages. (AP Photo/DOCCS, Handout)The Associated Press

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    Former superintendent of the Bayview Correctional Facility, Wendy Featherstone, tours a rooftop recreational area of the closed building on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 in the Chelsea section of New York. The former women's prison remains closed a year after Superstorm Sandy caused $600,000 in damages. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)The Associated Press

A former women's prison in Manhattan that few New Yorkers knew about remains closed a year after Superstorm Sandy caused $600,000 in damage.

After the storm, state officials decided to close Bayview Correctional Facility, and they're still trying to figure out what to do with it.

But Bayview's location in the heart of the city's trendy Chelsea neighborhood suggests it has potential.

The eight-story building is surrounded by upscale restaurants, luxury condos and high-end shops. It's also within steps of the popular Highline elevated park.

The 153 women inmates housed at Bayview were evacuated to other facilities before the storm hit. They never returned.

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