A fact that people are finding pretty startling. Late actress Patricia O’Grady apparently moved into the apartment for the first time in 1955 — with the help of three other young aspiring actresses. For decades, she would go on to live in the apartment, but then, it was sold in 2002 Adam Pomerantz.
Here’s where it gets interesting. Because of the fact O’Grady moved into the apartment in 1955, Pomerantz, never actually drastically raised her rent. In fact, he literally raised it from $26 to $28. “I had to consult a rent-control worksheet” Pomerantz reportedly told the New York Post (who was first to discover the shocking amount in rent).
O’Grady herself died after being hit by a car near her Greenwich Vilalge home. Meanwhile, Pomerantz is now seeking up to $5,000 a month for the apartment.