The Post reports that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz‘s Hamilton Heights townhouse at 529 West 141st Street has entered contract for $2.3 million, after he paid a mere $380,000 for it in 2002. He won’t be pocketing all of it, though, as the sale comes amid an “an ugly, five-year court battle” with ex-girlfriend and state Senate candidate Marisol Alcantara over ownership of the three-family home. But $2 million split two ways is not too shabby.
The house is nothing fancy, but it is located in the Hamilton Heights Historic District and has a spacious outdoor garden. It’s 4,755 square feet total; the first and second floors are two floor-through, two-bedroom units, and the third and fourth floor is a four-bedroom duplex. Diaz works as a professor at MIT, so it makes sense that he wanted to unload the house.
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