Are there any “monsters” out there? You won’t want to miss this! Like all of our Rentals of the Week, this downtown 1 bedroom is great in a great NYC neighborhood. But 176 Stanton St. has a fairly unique feature. Many years ago a struggling young musician named Stefani Germanotta lived here. Shortly afterwards, a star was born. Right: Welcome to Lady Gaga’s Lower East Side apartment.
Address: 176 Stanton St. number 4A
Price: $ 2,000
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Best feature: Is it getting more New York than this? When Gaga was just Stefani, she was one of the many downtown club kids struggling to make it big in New York City. And she lived here at 176 Stanton. In fact, according to the New York Post, this is exactly where she wrote her debut album, aptly named “The Fame”.
Lady Gaga’s Lower East Side apartment is actually spacious enough for a downtown walk. There are many wooden ornaments and inhabited lights all over the world. French doors separate the bedroom from the main apartment. And the space is flooded with sunshine thanks to large windows and a considerable skylight in the living room / kitchen.
To be fair, the description of the list is a bit vague about whether Gaga lived in this exact unit, or simply in this building. But this is definitely the address: She once brought Anderson Cooper here during an interview “60 Minutes”. And she is known to return periodically for nostalgic photo shoots, as in the picture BuzzFeed. So there is always a chance that you could meet the Lady herself below!
Why it is a deal: The average asking rent at the Lower East Side is $ 2,750, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Rent of the Week at $ 750 a month below average for the area. It’s a bargain on its own, not even counting the star link.
Greater disadvantage: This place may be famous, but it is certainly not perfect. For example, Lady Gaga’s Lower East Side apartment has only one closet. (Where did she keep all those fabulous clothes then? It’s a monstrous mystery.) Plus there’s no dishwasher and not much space in the kitchen. As BuzzFeed happily points out, the location of the fridge is also a bit unpleasant. But that’s not uncommon in New York City, where small kitchens are standard. And for a fan, this space will have a powerful appeal that far exceeds the negatives. “The Fame,” indeed.