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Mansion Global
09/28/2016
The Very Real Homes of Our Favorite Fictional Characters
By: Kathryn Hopkins

Superhero enthusiasts might jump (or, more appropriately, fly) at the chance to live in Superman’s apartment, so when DDG and Westbrook Properties launched sales at their new condominium building in Brooklyn Heights earlier this month, the fact that it was “Superman’s condo” dominated press coverage. […]

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Superhero enthusiasts might jump (or, more appropriately, fly) at the chance to live in Superman’s apartment, so when DDG and Westbrook Properties launched sales at their new condominium building in Brooklyn Heights earlier this month, the fact that it was “Superman’s condo” dominated press coverage. This building stands on the site of The Standish Arms Hotel — now rebranded as simply The Standish — which was the home of Clark Kent, a.k.a. Superman.

But this isn’t the only luxurious abode in New York City that was once home to a famous fictional character beloved by children. Others include: 4 Gramercy Park West, The Plaza, and 558 East 87th Street.

The Standish

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In the Superman comic book, Clark Kent lived in apartment 5H at The Standish Arms Hotel in Metropolis, where his famous suit was stolen by the Rope Burglar. In reality, the hotel that apparently inspired Kent’s pad in the comic was actually located in the posh Brooklyn Heights neighborhood and is now being redeveloped into a luxury condominium block called “The Standish.” It’s quite unlikely, though, that a reporter’s salary at the fictional Daily Planet would allow Clark Kent to buy a home at The Standish, with current availability prices ranging from $1.3 million for a one-bedroom condo to $4.5 million for a four-bedroom.

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