Carl Bernstein’s old Soho apartment has tighter security than Watergate

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Carl Bernstein and the penthouse at 145 Spring Street (photo credit: Larry D. Moore via Wikipedia)

An apartment formerly occupied by legendary Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein has just been listed on the rental market for $22,000-a-month — only slightly out of range for most journalists.

Located at 145 Spring Street, the bi-level penthouse apartment is 3,000 square feet, and has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a private roof terrace and an open chef’s kitchen. The listing broker told the New York Post that Bernstein installed a bulletproof door and a security camera. He moved out of the apartment in 2015.

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Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward made their name in 1972 when reporting on the Watergate scandal that eventually led to Richard Nixon’s resignation. The pair won a Pulitzer prize for their reporting, and later released a book “All the President’s Men” about their work, which was made into a movie starring Robert Redford as Woodward and Dustin Hoffman as Bernstein. Bernstein is also the author of a bestselling biography of Hillary Clinton.

Dustin Hoffman as Carl Bernstein (credit: Warner Brothers)
Dustin Hoffman as Carl Bernstein (credit: Warner Brothers)

Bernstein was married to Nora Ephron from 1976 to 1980, though their marriage ended when Bernstein was caught having a much-publicized affair with the daughter of the British Prime Minster, Margaret Jay. Ephron later turned the events into the plot of her 1983 novel, “Heartburn.” [NYP]

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