Justin Theroux’s ‘nuisance’ neighbor Norman Resnicow lists posh NYC duplex for $4M after years-long legal fight

by NEW YORK DIGITAL NEWS



The war on Washington Place might finally be ending.

Justin Theroux’s Greenwich Village “nuisance” neighbor — who allegedly killed the actor’s beloved ivy, spied on him and sparked a years-long court battle — is moving out.

Norman Resnicow, 76, whose headline-making clashes with Jennifer Aniston’s ex-hubby have been clogging the courts for six years and counting, listed his posh duplex at 71 Washington Pl. last week for $4 million.

The “Mulholland Drive” star has claimed Resnicow, a lawyer by trade, trespassed on his property, peeped in his windows, and killed his greenery.

After 20 years, Resnicow and his wife Barbara are giving up their three-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 2,420-square-foot pad in the historic, six-story, circa-1848 building.

“This home has a thoughtful layout, charming and unique interior, high ceilings, and plenty of natural light,” according to the listing.

Justin Theroux says his downstairs neighbor at 71 West Washington Place, center, spied on him and trespassed.

The listing, first reported by Curbed.com, mentions the apartment’s private garden — but not the home’s rancorous history.

The fight began in 2015, when Theroux, 52, and his then-wife Aniston, began a $1 million renovation of Theroux’s pad, which is above Resnicow’s first-floor apartment. The two share a rear terrace.

Resnicow “made it his twisted sport to bully and intimidate” and engaged in “tyrannical conduct,” the actor said in a still-ongoing 2017 Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit against Resnicow.

Justin Theroux’s 2017 lawsuit against his downstairs neighbor, Norman Resnicow, can continue even after Resnicow moves out, Resnicow’s lawyer told The Post. Shutterstock

Resnicow responded with his own legal salvo, denying the accusations as “fictional” and counter-suing months later, claiming Theroux “exploded in out-of-control anger” at him and for years created “extreme noise” in the building with “the continuous tramping of people and the yowling of multiple dogs.”

Resnicow wanted the court to toss Theroux’s lawsuit, and have the actor pay his legal fees, but courts have largely found in Theroux’s favor.

A judge in 2019 found that Resnicow trespassed on the actor’s side of the terrace, and in August, a different judge decided Theroux’s case against his neighbor could go to trial, where the actor seeks more than $4 million in damages.

Norman Resnicow has denied Theroux’s allegations. He’s selling his duplex for $4 million. Steven Hirsch

The board of the 10-unit building also joined the fray with a separate lawsuit seeking to oust Resnicow and his wife from the co-op, claiming Resnicow has been verbally abusive and interfered with work on the roof.

Theroux, whose own duplex is worth at least $4.2 million, and his fellow board members also want the couple to pay the cost of the board’s legal fees during the years-long brouhaha.

“It is self-evident that the Resnicows understand their time in the cooperative has come to an end,” said attorney Joshua Kopelowitz, who reps the building. “It’s unfortunate that the Resnicows did not reach this conclusion sooner. It could have obviated the need for litigation.”

A surveillance camera image of Norman Resnicow near Theroux’s rear terrace, which sits above Resnicow’s private, ground floor garden.

In an email between Theroux and his lawyer, on which The Post was copied, the actor directed his attorney not to comment and to “let gravity do its work.”

When asked about Resnicow, Theroux — who now dates Big Apple-based actress Nicole Bryden Bloom, 29 — did not reply.

Resnicow could not be reached, but his attorney Peter Levine said the sale does not necessarily end the fight.

“There are many reasons why people buy and sell real estate and I don’t presume to read anybody’s mind,” Levine said.



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