Friday, May 12, 2017

Cyndi Lauper Lists Connecticut Spread for $1.25 Million


I'm a longtime fan of her music, and her heart seems to frequently be in the right place. But her 2012 memoir confirmed that she's a handful -- her belief that Tommy Mottola ruined her (already over pop-music) career is borderline delusional. And reading that she has a million-dollar-plus home in Stamford that she's selling makes her living in a HUGE rent-stabilized apartment in the historic Apthorp on the Upper West Side -- onetime home to Nora Ephron, George Balanchine and Joseph Heller -- for which she SUED to have the rent reduced to $508 a month all the more off-putting. (She "lost" and had to pay a whopping $989!)


I guess no matter how well-off you are, everyone's looking for a deal. But surely she must realize there's a low- or moderate-income family that needs her apartment more than she does.


The three-bedroom home measures 3,900 square feet and features a guesthouse Lauper used for writing.


Most hilarious/embarrassing detail: Her son, Declyn Thornton, is pursuing a hip-hop music career under the name "Dex Lauper," because Lauper has a lot more street cred than his real name!


8 comments:

Dwight Williamson said...

I guess. I give her a pass unless she shoots a gay man in the middle of Fifth Avenue. I just think she is a true blue advocate for all of us.

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

@Dwight: Come on, that apartment should be given to some plebeian like me!!!!!

Dwight Williamson said...

Well if they were giving it to you , I would say fuck her in a NewYork Minute !

Jordy said...

Girls just wanna have funds.

Jeffrey said...

Her net worth since creating the Kinky Boots musical has skyrocketed. There is no reason she needs a $989 a month rent stabilization. But she's done a ton of good in the world so Id rather her get that benefit than the countless scumbags who are probably just as rich and living in a rent stabilized apartment.

Rick said...

The place is in serious need of a redo.

CastleChilll said...

Maybe she needed room for all of the Grammys, Emmy, Tony, MTV VMA, AMA, Billboard and countless other trophy’s and awards she’s won!
Cyndi is a tireless advocate and a pop/rock LEGEND! She can do whatever the hell she wants, she’s earned it! Regardless of what Dex is doing that doesn’t reflect on Cyndi’s amazing career. Once you sell 50 million albums and grace the covers of Rolling Stone, Newsweek , US and People all within a year of each other then you can talk shit about Cyndi Lauper.

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

@CastleChilll: Yes. Everyone knows being successful gives you a pass for taking coveted housing intended for people with modest incomes.

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