Novelist Puts Washington Heights Apartment On The Market For $1.3 Million

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

Novelist Michael Idov Washington Heights Apartment

Photo: Halstead Property, LLC

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…

Related:

Finding Washington Heights | NY Times

Who Lives There – A Face in the Crowd | NY Times

An Appetite for Harlem Apartments | NY Times

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One Response to “Novelist Puts Washington Heights Apartment On The Market For $1.3 Million”

  1. Tom D says:

    ” the forces of gentrification and big money are ascendant and are poised to devour this neighborhood” Already happening. Another unit at 807 asking 995K. Another sold nearby for about same price. Small one BRs in the Audubon triangle have been selling around 500K for last year or more. And another on 154th near Amsterdam priced at 1.2 million.

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