NY POSTJennifer Gould Keil
Oct. 6, 2011
Nicola Formichetti, Lady Gaga’s style guru, has rented a two-story SoHo building on Greene Street for $20,000 a month. It’s a 6,000-square-foot space with a 2,000-square-foot, upper-floor residence and a private rooftop.
The building will include a fashion gallery on the main floor and an office space to store Formichetti’s archives.
“It’s going to be fabulous,” says broker Stefania Cardinali of Citi Habitats.
Bassett stays on Broadway
Angela Bassett, in town to star with Samuel L. Jackson in Broadway’s “The Mountaintop,” has taken her pied-à-terre at 3 Lincoln Center off the market and moved back in.
The one-bedroom, 1 1/2-bathroom condo, which is close to 1,000 square feet, had recently been on the market as a rental for about $4,000 per month. Bassett bought the apartment in 2004 for $845,000.
Toni Haber, the Prudential Douglas Elliman broker who sold the unit to Bassett and had the rental listing, declined to comment.
McCain goes West
Meghan McCain is back in the city, in a West Village brownstone rental.
Brokers Alison Rogers of DG Neary Realty and Velvet Abashian of Avian Village Realty could not be reached for comment, but we hear the one-bedroom apartment -- with a woodburning fireplace, beamed ceilings, an office area and lots of closet space -- is a step up from the one-bedroom she rented at 24 Fifth Ave. two years ago.
After living at 24 Fifth, where she moved after starting work for the Daily Beast, McCain headed to Los Angeles. She is now working on a book with Michael Ian Black.
It’s $2.25 million to ‘Corle-own’
One of these offers must be refused.
There are now two offers for the historic “Godfather” house at 110 Longfellow Ave. in the posh Todt Hill section of Staten Island. The property, which was used as the Corleone clan’s sprawling mansion in “The Godfather,” had most recently been reduced from $2.9 million to $2.25 million.
The 6,248-square-foot mansion was originally built for Joseph Palma in 1930 to accommodate his brood of 11 children. Palma would go on to become Staten Island’s borough president in 1933. The eight-bedroom house sits on more than a half-acre of land.
Edward Norton III, part of a family that has been in the house for nearly six decades, put the house on the market late last year.
Connie Profaci of Connie Profaci Realty has the listing.
We hear . . .
That Gee Roberson, the new chairman of Geffen Records, is renting a two-bedroom unit with a home office at the Aldyn. Another large unit in the building, a three-bedroom on the 31st floor, is available for rent at $25,000 per month and listed by Jessica Campbell of Nest Seekers International ... That 64 Perry St., a four-story, four-bedroom townhouse gem with six fireplaces, is on the market for $8.5 million with Corcoran Group broker Robby Browne.