For a bushy-browed and curmudgeonly old coot of a commentator, Andy Rooney had another calmer and more streamlined side. Take a look at the “60 Minutes” critic’s Manhattan apartment at 522 West End Avenue.
Four years after Rooney’s death, the Upper West Side co-op apartment has been listed for sale by his heirs for $2.385 million.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Rooney and his wife, who preceded him in death in 2004, bought the 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment 15 years ago as a pied-a-terre to use in conjunction with their primary residence in Connecticut. However, Rooney wound up using the apartment more consistently in the last years of his life in order to be closer the CBS studio. Rooney provided a running feature of cutting social commentary on the program for 33 years.
The 1,500-square-foot unit has been staged with several of the wood furnishings and pieces Rooney crafted by hand, as was his great hobby. The items are being used to stage the dwelling and are not for sale, according to the WSJ.