Pop culture fans take note: TV and real estate collide in these available NYC homes

By Lucy Cohen Blatter  | September 15, 2016 - 1:59PM

I couldn't help but wonder... doesn't this place look familiar?


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If you're like us—equal parts pop-culture and real-estate fanatics—there's no greater fantasy than living in a home with serious TV cred. CityLab recently ran a story looking into some of the (rather high-priced) homes available across the United States that have made cameos on television. They point to the Full House townhouse in San Francisco that is currently available for $14,000 a month, and mention that the Archie Bunker house in Queens (which is actually at 89-70 Cooper Avenue in Glendale, in case you were wondering), would be worth $600,000 today, which sounds about right if you look at comparable listings on StreetEasy.

But what of other NYC homes featured prominently on TV? Well, luckily you can follow in the footsteps of some of your favorite small screen stars:

  • While she was supposed to live on the Upper East Side, the brownstone facade of Carrie Bradshaw's apartment on Sex and the City was actually 66 Perry Street in the West Village. And believe it or not, there' s a studio for rent there, for $3,300! We'd imagine there's no Carrie-style walk-in closet, though.
  • The building that the Jeffersons "moved on up" to—185 East 85th Street, a.k.a. Park Lane Towers—has apartments ranging from a $2,900 studio to a $20,000 four-bedroom, according to StreetEasy.
  • Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser's characters on Mad About You lived at 51 Fifth Avenue in the West Village; these days, Paul and Jamie Buchman would have to pay between $7,500 and $9,000 for a two-bedroom.
  • The family in Diff'rent Strokes lived at 900 Park Avenue, a building you may recognize as the one on the corner of 79th and Park Avenue with a big sculpture of a cat in front of its driveway. The condo building has apartments for sale and for rent, ranging from $1.749 million for a one-bedroom to $2.75 million for a two-bedroom. Rentals range from $3,300 to $21,500.


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