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

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.

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.

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]