Faye Dunaway gives up rent-controlled NYC apartment
November 24th, 2011
09:31 AM ET

Faye Dunaway gives up rent-controlled NYC apartment

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.”


soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Rent car Bucuresti

    1000 usd for a house in NYC is affordable, a real deal foe whovere got the house in the end.

    April 27, 2012 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. Nathan Newman

    I remember when she lived on the top floor of the Eldorado with Peter Wolf in the 70s.

    December 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Chuck

    I live just down the street from Faye's home in West Hollywood. When she had it on the market to rent I gave it a 'once over'. She had done a wonderful redecorating job but the asking rent was way up there and 'perhaps' worth it, but with the amount she wanted one could buy a decent home and the mortage would be about the same as she was asking in rent. Bottom line. Come on back Faye, you were a great neighbor.

    December 4, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. @SKY

    I'M A HYPOCRITE AND I COME ON HERE AND JUDGE PEOPLE BECAUSE I AM GOD. BOW DOWN TO ME AND WATCH ME RAISE THE DEAD. I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD. I AM HERE TO PREACH TO YOU BCAUSE I DO NO WRONG.

    November 25, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  5. SKY

    FACT: MANY STARS ARE GOING BROKE....DO TO NO JOBS., AND TRYING TO IMPRESS PEOPLE
    WITH MONEY WHO CARE LESS ABOUT THEM....THEY SPEND, SPEND, SPEND.
    UNTIL ONE DAY THEY WAKE-UP ALL THE SO CALLED FRIENDS AND USER ARE GONE...
    AND SO IS THE MONEY...WANTING SOMETHING FOR NOTHING....

    November 25, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  6. jb2817

    People with that sort of income to throw around probably pay more in taxes than you've made in your miserable socialist whiney a$$ life. Go back to your occupy slum

    November 25, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Battyone

      Saying probably betrays the fact you are a have not, and have no clue just how much income is taxed vs loopholed out of? Accelerated depreciation on my new jet? Yes please. <3

      November 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. @radioactive redhead

    My thought exactly. why is it Hollywood tells us we need to make sacrifices while they do everything to pay as little as possible. Sickening.

    November 24, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. madhater

    Mommy Dearest was the bomb yo.

    November 24, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. radioactive redhead

    People that have this sort of a budget to throw around need to pay more taxes!!!! That way it would be a help to lower the debt instead of dipping into medicare and social security

    November 24, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. madhater

    She should move to Florida w/ Mickey Rourke.

    November 24, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  11. asif

    as

    November 24, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |

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