Triplemint analyzes the most notorious How I Met Your Mother apartment to show you where – and for how much – you could get an Upper West Side pad like Ted’s.
Show Duration: 2005 – 2014 (In 9th and final season)
Plot: The series follows Ted Mosby and his group of friends in Manhattan. During their adventures, the show also features Ted in 2030 giving an account to his children on how he came to meet their mother, who remains a mystery throughout the series.
Awards and Nominations: HIMYM has been nominated for 28 Emmy Awards, winning nine. In 2010, Alyson Hannigan won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actress. In 2012, seven years after its premiere, the series won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Network TV Comedy, and Neil Patrick Harris won the award for Favorite TV Comedy Actor.
How I Met Your Mother has become one of the most relevant New York City-based television shows of the last decade. I mean, what other show accurately depicts dating in the treacherous ponds of Manhattan as well as this one? One of the focal points of the show is Ted Mosby’s Upper West Side apartment. Let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the awesomeness that took place in this apartment: Puzzles, three sword fights, two brokenhearted paint jobs, and fourteen interventions – to name a few. How much would it cost to rent Ted’s den of epicness?
Location: 86th and Broadway (Upper West Side) – as seen in Subway Wars when Lily runs across the street from MacLaren’s to the subway entrance
Size: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath
Floor: 4th (apartment 4c)
Square footage: 1000
What would we pay today for it? $3,700 – $4,200:
The unit closest to what Ted’s in How I Met Your Mother is located at 728 Amsterdam Avenue. This building is a five floor, multi-family walk-up. The square footage is pretty comparable and there are definitely hints of character, especially in the awesome post war renovations.
Location:728 Amsterdam Avenue
Size: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom
Renovation: Recently renovated
Description: Amazing very spacious apartment available for immediate move in. Well maintained building. Trains 1, 2, 3, B, C one block away! Central Park; food markets, groceries down the block.