Assistants have been known to fetch coffee or pick up dry cleaning for their bosses, but usually not sell them their apartments. Marlene Mancini, production assistant and acting teacher, however, has just sold her Greenwich Village studio to her former boss, actor Judd Hirsch, best known for his role as Alex Rieger on “Taxi,” for $400,000 according to city records released today.
Hirsch also owns a larger one-bedroom at 345 East 93rd Street, which he bought in 2013 for $500,000, so we’re guessing his latest purchase is more of a downtown pied-à-terre. We’re also guessing he’ll have to bring a big bucket of spackle with him on move-in day, as Mancini has the walls completely covered in quirky frames.
The long entry hallway is a bit awkward, but offered even more wall space for Mancini’s collection of framed television and film posters. Though considered a studio, the kitchen/dining room is separate from the living/sleeping area, a major selling point. The galley kitchen makes the most of its size with plenty of shelves and hanging pot racks. The dining area could easily double as an office, and the bedroom can also fit a small desk.
Judd currently appears in the television series “Forever,” which has been the subject of some controversy since it shares its title with a 2003 novel by writer Pete Hamill with a similar premise. The show films in Hanover Square, likely the reason Hirsch wants to be closer to lower Manhattan.
Photos via Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Greenwich Village