Legendary Upper West Side landmark, coveted luxury rental building, celebrity-filled hideaway?the Apthorp is/was all of these things, and now thanks to an epic and bitter condo conversion, the
1920th-century beauty at Broadway and 78th Street is now on sale. And what timing! Five listings have hit the Elliman website, under the Apthorp's address of 390 West End Avenue, and there are sample floorplans available on the Apthorp's website (some examples above). Things we know: the apartment are sprawling (even the one-bedrooms have grand entry foyers), the prices are staggering?a $2,200/sqft average right now?and Nora Ephron wants no part of it. Still unclear: how many of the 163 units are still rent-stabilized, the maintenance/tax damages per apartment, and who still has the beaucoup bucks to buy. If you recall, developers Mann Realty and Lev Leviev's Africa-Israel jacked up rents to drive people off, then took back control of the outsourced in-building parking garage after the structure was suspiciously deemed unsound. Now the real fun begins!
· Listings: The Apthorp [StreetEasy]
· The Apthorp [Official Site]
· Apthorp coverage [Curbed]