For anyone who's ever wondered what it's like to have Roberta Flack or Yoko Ono as your neighbor but couldn't afford it, now might be the perfect opportunity to score a luxury apartment on the cheap. Sort of.
Apartment No. 66 at 1 West 72nd Street — otherwise known as the famed Dakota — was just listed at a bargain basement price of $15 million, according to New York City's online database of properties for sale. The four-bedroom, 4 1/2-bath property is currently owned by Sean Goodrich and Leslie Finerman, features seven wood-burning fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows and hardwood floors, according to the listing.
Illustrating that even New York's sizzling real estate market is subject to the laws of gravity, Apt. 66 is down from its $24 million asking price in 2008, the last time it was on the market. In September, the unit was last listed by Southeby's International Realty for $17.5 million.
The sale occurs against a backdrop that suggests NYC's torrid luxury market may be showing signs of slowing down.