Levin's tech-fueled 1991 novel was filmed in 1993 starring Sharon Stone and William Baldwin, after an ardent campaign by Producer Robert Evans to acquire the screen rights from Levin, with which Evans was hoping to stage a broadly-publicized career revival. (See our page-bottom note.) Evans had earlier overseen production of Rosemary's Baby while in charge at Paramount.
With a script from Basic Instinct scribe Joe Eszterhas, the resultant film unfortunately failed to lift anyone's boats in particular. And while it's main location (the 'sliver' building in question) sat some three miles off from Levin's setting of his own real-life Carnegie Hill neighborhood), the movie still managed to shoot in and around some of the locations cited in the book, such as those on this street.
“If you can get this book, you'll be back in business.” In his effort to secure the rights from Levin, Evans was further counseled by no less than actor Warren Beatty. (New York Times, 1993)