New York home of 'The Odd Couple' - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

New York home of 'The Odd Couple'

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Ever since actor Jack Klugman died on Christmas Eve, more and more people are coming by 1049 Park Avenue in Manhattan to check out where Oscar and Felix lived. The building was used as the exterior for "The Odd Couple."

It's an iconic sitcom credit opening "The Odd Couple" exits their New York City apartment building, and Felix disposes of Oscar's cigar. That scene was shot in the 1970s.

"Everyone asks me if we still have the ash tray, which unfortunately, no we don't," says doorman Sean Kavanagh. He says he has seen it all in his three years on the job.

"Constant fans, tour buses from Jersey make their trip, the occasional pieces of mail, in their name which is funny," he says.

But ever since Klugman, who played Oscar, died people are flocking to the building to pay their respects. The building has even proudly displayed Klugman's obituary in the lobby.

Although They had the fancy address in the 1970s, now it might be impossible for Oscar, a sportswriter, and Felix, a photographer, to live here since the average apartment costs almost $1.8 million.

  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • Toddler falls from 3-story window, not hurt

    Toddler falls from 3-story window, not hurt

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:42:24 GMT
    New York City police say a 2-year-old boy fell out of a third-story window overnight but was not hurt.
    New York City police say a 2-year-old boy fell out of a third-story window overnight but was not hurt.
  • De Blasio's carriage horse ban stalls

    De Blasio's carriage horse ban stalls

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:20:13 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City's horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. A campaign pledge to take on the horses during his first week as mayor was eclipsed by other issues.
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City's horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. A campaign pledge to take on the horses during his first week as mayor was eclipsed by other issues.
  • NYPD Twitter hashtag backfires

    NYPD Twitter hashtag backfires

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:23:11 GMT
    A NYPD plan intended to better connect with the community seems to have backfired a bit. The police department asked its twitter followers to share pictures of themselves with New York City police officers using the hashtag "myNYPD." Some did share nice pictures, but others not so much.Some of the first pictures posted showed regular citizens standing with very friendly looking police officers.
    A NYPD plan intended to better connect with the community seems to have backfired a bit. The police department asked its twitter followers to share pictures of themselves with New York City police officers using the hashtag "myNYPD." Some did share nice pictures, but others not so much.Some of the first pictures posted showed regular citizens standing with very friendly looking police officers.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices