November 24th, 2011
09:31 AM ET
It sounds like Faye Dunaway's former NYC digs are now back on the market. The New York Times reports that she’s just been forced to give up her $1,048-a-month Upper East Side apartment.
But, the rent-stabilized one-bedroom is not her only home. That's exactly why her former landlord, Henry Moses, sued in August.
Moses argued that Dunaway, 70, had no right to the cheap NYC abode because her car is registered to her California home, where she is also registered to vote. (Rent regulation requires the tenant use the rent-controlled apartment as a primary residence.)
For those not familiar with Manhattan real estate, just over $1,000-a-month is incredibly cheap, even for a one-bedroom. And no wonder – Dunaway has rented the apartment since 1994.
In August, a lawyer for Dunaway said the actress would fight to keep the place, because “New York is her home,” but it seems that’s no longer the case.
Earlier this month, a lawyer gave notice that the actress was moving out. According to her Twitter feed, Faye flew back to Los Angeles on November 15.
Though the apartment recently housed a famous resident, the landlord’s lawyer, Craig S. Charie, said that fact won’t be a draw for young renters.
“The moniker of her name won’t make it more remarkable for the audience of who is going to rent it,” Mr. Charie said. “If Britney Spears rented it, it would fly off the market.”
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