In 2006, most people gave little-to-no thought to Stefani Germanotta, a woman who lived in an apartment on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Since then, she has developed quite the public persona, so much so that the average New Yorker has, at the very least, heard of the woman who went on to become Lady Gaga.
Before her explosion of fame, she worked on her debut album The Fame in her modest LES apartment, and for a short time last recently – and for just $2,000 per month – you could sit where Lady Gaga sat when hit with a musical epiphany, look out of the same window she pensively gazed out of after super-gluing her first costumes together, and even shower where Lady Gaga showered (in the least creepy way possible). When Lady Gaga lived in this apartment on Stanton Street, it was $1,850 per month, but the unit recently hit the market for $2,000 per month via NakedApartments. The listing lasted only three days before getting scooped up.
When Lady Gaga returned to her former home with Anderson Cooper, the current resident refused to let her in or have even a peek inside. She later said that she declined because she had the flu and was self-conscious about the messy state of the apartment (via Spin).
The apartment features a living room with a french door that opens up to the bedroom, a kitchenette, a closet, a bathroom, and a skylight. It also has several windows that bathe the apartment in natural light.
Although this cozy apartment is filled with memories, Lady Gaga has moved on and is currently renting an apartment in the 40 Central Park South building for a whopping $22,000 per month.