It will cost you more than a few dimes, but the Woolworth Mansion at 4 East 80th Street can now be had for $150,000 a month. And while it may sound steep, consider that the townhouse owned by late exercise guru Lucille Roberts was asking $210,000 a month when it came on the market at a record-setting $90,000,000 in March 2011.
Brown Harris Stevens broker Paula Del Nunzio told The Observer that the owners—that would be the estate of Ms. Roberts—have decided they want to lease the house for a minimum of two years.
Lucille Roberts, the late, great princess of fitness, was known for whipping women into shape. Her girls-only meccas of cardio cross training dot New York where floundering females can find new confidence, sculpting themselves new hot bods. Men need not apply. Curiously, however, the franchise does employ males, at least for now. One spurned Y-chromosomal ex-employee is lashing out at a very personal piece of the Roberts empire: her old Upper East Side home.
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Lucille Roberts is not a woman in a hurry. The womens-only-health-club-owner panted over the former mansion of Barbara Hutton (4 East 80th Street) from two doors away for 12 years before buying it for a measly $6 million in 1995. It’s taken her five years to renovate the French Renaissance-style home, commissioned by Frank Woolworth Read More