Trailblazer and feminist icon Gloria Steinem appears to be expanding her Upper East Side digs. The Post reports that Steinem has just purchased a $1.1M floor-through on the third floor of 118 East 73rd Street, a brownstone where according to property records—and this Oprah video—she already owns two floors.
In 2012, just before acquiring the first floor of the multi-family, Steinem gave Oprah Winfrey a tour of her second-floor home. In the video, she shares she moved into the residence with a roommate in 1966 when she was just 31. Then in the 1980s, there was an opportunity to purchase the house, and she and four other friends bought the whole structure for a mere $160,000.
Times have certainly changed since, as the third-floor apartment just bought by Steinem was first listed for $975,000 a few months ago.
As described in the listing, the unit is an “elegant” and a “true diamond in the rough.” Details include tall ceilings and a grand living room complemented with two working fireplaces.
Rooms are also touted as generously sized, with “great lines, good bones and rich with classic details.”
Beyond its obvious beauty, the brownstone is also the birthplace of “Ms.” magazine, the revolutionary publication that helped shape contemporary feminism.
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