MARCH 17, 2011
Mr. Big picks the Upper West; Mets man moves East; a pair of the city’s biggest, oldest, priciest mansions
Chris Noth may have checked out Rachel Uchitel’s Murray Hill 3-bed, but The Good Wife star and family (including fiancée Tara Wilson and their 3-year-old son, Orion Christopher) will be renting a two bedroom penthouse duplex near Lincoln Center for around $9,000 a month (via My Upper West).
The over-the-top eyeful of old-world opulence that is the $90 million mega-manison built by Frank Woolworth and most recently the home of late fitness queen Lucille Roberts just hit the market for the aforementioned asking price. Beneath the roof of the 4 East 80th Street townhouse there are 10 bedrooms, 11.5 bathrooms, and 18,000 square feet of kitchen. Add a dining room that seats 50, a gym, a fourth-floor master suite with two sitting rooms (CurbedNY).
Mets third baseman David Wright will be running home to a two-bedroom, $12,000 a month rental in the Lucida on East 85th Street. There’s some speculation about what he’ll do with the 4,100-square-foot loft-slash-bachelor-pad in Infinity Flats on East 21st Street that he bought for $6.1 million in 2006 (CurbedNY).
Doogie Housing: 26-year old SNL writer Simon Rich (who looks about 14) will be laughing all the way home to his recently-purchased $1.98 million, three-story Brooklyn Heights brownstone at 12 Warren Place. The hard-working baby-faced writer is the show’s youngest ever (The New York Observer).
Executive $uites: Carlos Slim Helu, the world’s wealthiest hombré according to Forbes recently acquired the Duke Semans Mansion at 1009 5th Avenue for a cool $45 million. The Mexican telecom mogul—worth $74 ginormous—$18 billion more than Bill Gates, in case anyone’s counting–plans to turn the Avenue’s only remaining single-family home into a museum for his art collection (CurbedNY).