Who knew that the former editor of Russian GQ magazine had a crib Uptown? Novelist Michael Idov, who is based in Berlin, has put his swank pied-à-terre in the stately edifice at 790 Riverside Drive on the market for a cool $1.3 million, according to the New York Post.
Located in the Audubon Park Historic District, the three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom unit is a truly beautiful apartment in an equally beautiful building that is aptly named the Riviera. But the fact that it is going for $1.3 million in a working class community like Washington Heights is a sure sign that the forces of gentrification and big money are ascendant and are poised to devour this neighborhood. This is not a good thing for the working people that have made Washington Heights what it is.
Michael Idov penned a much talked about piece in the NY Times earlier this year about his life in Putin-controlled Russia. It might be a good read since you know who is about to be President in a few weeks. Just saying…