NEW YORK: A Famous Person Is Buying This Penthouse
The duplex penthouse (rendered above) in Moinian's W Downtown New York Residences at 123 Washington St is on the market for $42M, and the rich and famous have indeed been looking. Moinian's Mitch Moinian tells us the first penthouse tour was for one of NYC's greatest athletes, who's interested. That person would be in good company, considering we hear a few supermodels and a big-deal musician own units in the building. And Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts were lunching in the property's BLT Bar & Grill while we were there. (They politely left us alone.)
The Marketing Directors' Carolyn Sebba and Mitch (snapped in the resident lobby) showed us around. Carolyn’s company has advanced to selling the W's higher floors and has one- and two-bedroom units available in addition to the penthouse. Mitch adds that Adrian Brody is a huge fan of the property and is interested in buying when he returns from a film shoot in Hungary this month. He tells us this 57-story building is the only W Hotel with residences in NYC but has separate residential and hotel amenities, lobbies, and entrances. Combining them would have been a deal breaker for Moinian, he says.