Robin Williams Back in the Big Apple, For $15,000 Per Month

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams just rented a fourth-floor condo (see photos below) on New York City's Upper West Side that was recently listed for almost $4 million, the New York Post reports. Williams is in town for the Broadway premiere of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, a new play about a tiger walking the streets of Baghdad in search of the meaning of life.

Williams is paying about $15,000 monthly for the 2,489-square foot 4-bedroom, 3-bath spread in The Rushmore, a family-friendly luxury building overlooking the Hudson River at 64th Street. The custom-designed unit had been up for sale for the past eight months, according to the listing at StreetEasy.

The Rushmore, which also houses a La Palestra Wellness Center, indoor swimming pool and Kidville indoor playground, has not been the easiest sell since opening in 2006. The Rushmore was one of those Manhattan buildings that started selling just as the real estate market began to crest. For the past year and a half, building developer Extell has been fighting with a group of 41 purchasers suffering from buyers' remorse want $16 million in deposits returned.

It's anyone's guess how the lawsuits will pan out. But uncertainty surrounding the building hasn't turned off another celebrity resident also moving in to the Rushmore: baseball star and Cameron Diaz main man Alex Rodriguez. Unlike new neighbor Robin Williams, Rodriguez is buying, a 3,600 square-foot penthouse, thank you very much -- for a cool $6.5 million.

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