"Cyndi Lauper Just Wanna Have Her Rent Cheaper
We knew that 80s icon Cyndi Lauper lived on the Upper West Side, but Gothamist didn't realize she was trying to ONLY PAY $508 in her rent!
Lauper, who sublets an apartment at the Apthorp, the apartment building that takes up Broadway to West End Avenue, 78th to 79th Streets, is suing the owners of the building because they had been paying $3,250 a month for many years, while the previous owner had paid only $508.
Lauper's "landlord," Shlomo Baron, agreed to pay $2,400 a month for the apartment because it was not his primary residence. Lauper sued Baron in 1996 for overcharging her, and after much legal mishegas, a court said that using a real estate formula, Lauper should pay $989.
Of course, Lauper and her husband are arguing that they should only pay $508, because it seems those music royalties aren't what they used to be, and now they are taking it all the way to courts in Albany.
If Lauper does get her rent lowered to $508, or even to $989, Gothamist expects Lauper to generously tip every service person she comes into contact with, waiters, cabbies, doormen, you name it, plus give nice gifts to her personal assistants and the like, because rent of $508 sounds more like what you pay when you share an apartment with four other people in a Greenpoint loft. NY Magazine even lists rental prices at around $10,000!"
R265, I don't give a shit what she paid, while this was going on, I read that she was paying $650 in a local NYC newspaper. I wasn't pulling amounts out of my ass!
My info is what I remembered reading, besides the AUDACITY of wanting to get that $3,000+ rent lowered to $508 is a damn fucking JOKE!
So what's the point of your post? MY POINT is a millionaire wanted to pay a VERY LOW RENT in a posh Manhattan building!
I don't know why this article mentions the apartment "previous owner", because the Apthorp only became a co-op (or condo) a few years ago and Lauper was renting there for many years.
A close friend, who moved out to California lived there, in the 1980 through the late 1990s, it was a rental when he lived there. Unless it was both a rental AND a co-op, there are some buildings in NYC. I recall him saying it was a rental.
OF COURSE, Lauper's a millionaire, even non-famous people can become millionaires, one of my accountant's clients, a blue collar guy who worked construction jobs and invested very well is a millionaire!
Anyone who assumes that most musicians who had huge hit records are not millionaires is being utterly ridiculous, some musicians are actually smart enough to invest very well or they don't have drugs habits like Lindsey Lohan!
Alanis Morrissette made 60 MILLION on her first album and tour alone!
You'd be surprised what lesser musicians have made.