Big Bang! Jim Parsons Closes On Two Units At 36 Gramercy Park East.
Jim Parsons, better known as Sheldon–everyone’s favorite socially awkward physicist–on The Big Bang Theory, isn’t just an hilarious on-air curmudgeon, he’s also quite the real estate magnate.
The actor’s most recent acquisitions are a $2.8 million penthouse and a more modest unit that tipped the scales at a mere $815,000 (this whole acting gig is something we should really look into). Anyhoo.
He’s in good company in that neighborhood, too, with folks like Jimmy Fallon, Uma Thurman (she’s just ’round the corner on Lexington Ave.), Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts (who live in the same building on Gramercy Park South … do you think they hang out and do each other’s hair?) all within a few steps of Sheldon’s lair.
But for all the grandeur and opulence of the building—the Gothic-style building is clad in white terra cotta and is sublimely lovely—are there problems lurking within?
Survey says … YES.
Revaluate’s livability report on the property says there is definitely stuff to give one pause here.
Let’s start with the good (we think going with the good news first is good form, don’t you?)
“Living at 36 Gramercy Park East is such a steal, you might want to call your attorney.”
If you’re looking for a place that comes without major-league expenses, well, 36 Gramercy Park East is the place for you. Score! On Revaluate’s Livability Report, the building earns a score of 90, which is darned close to perfect (if such a thing was to exist). The expenses—and this covers heat, water, gas, maintenance fees and other such stuff—are among the better deals in the city.
From there, though, the news isn’t quite so good.
We’ve all heard the old line about how beauty is only skin-deep. That can apply to buildings as much as it can to people.
With 13 open reports of unsafe conditions outside the building and another 9 about the building itself, there might be some things to look out for with respect to this joint’s safety.
And when it comes to the environment? We think the term “yeesh” fits the bill nicely.
“The rats own this place–you just get to live here.”
There are 28 reports of questionable health-related conditions here. Mold? Yep. Lead paint? Whoa. That, too. Asbestos? Oy.
Now, we’re not saying that any of these conditions is present now, but there have been reports, and lots of them are pretty recent. Maybe the situations have been mitigated, maybe they haven’t; the point is that you should demonstrate constant vigilance. Be aware.
Knowledge is power, people.
Maybe there’s nothing to sweat about this place, nothing is that black and white. But with Revaluate, you know, at least, to ask questions and that there have been issues raised.
We’ve got your back over here, ya know.
We’re sure Mr. Parsons (and all the residents at 36 Gramercy Park East) are just fine. The building, really, is lovely, at least that’s how it appears. But when you’re armed with information, with data, with knowledge, you’re armed with power. You know to ask the hard questions and where the potential pitfalls are for the apartments you’re looking at in New York City (this goes for each and every building in the city, yo).