1990s to 2000s
As successful as comedian Jerry Seinfeld became in real life, his “Seinfeld” character wasn’t as high on the comedy food chain, leading us to question his spacious one-bedroom. Although the ever-infamous “rent control” claim was made, it still seems fishy that he would pay one-third of the average price. Funny indeed.
Location: Upper West Side (129 W. 81st St.) Character: Jerry Seinfeld Job: Comedian Show’s claimed cost: Rent-controlled; another apartment in his building opens up for $400 per month. Real-life cost: $1,550 per month for a one-bedroom in 1993