Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Undisclosed New Location Very Quickly Disclosed; Is Fancy
That didn't take long! Dominique Strauss-Kahn's new lodgings have been identified as "a posh pad in Tribeca" with all the amenities, secured by his wife, Anne Sinclair, reports the New York Post. The three-story, 6,800-square-foot townhouse on 153 Franklin Street rents for $50,000 a month, which may be the priciest rental in all of Tribeca. The Post fills their story with disgust for the "frisky frog" -- how dare he live in such a place while awaiting trial for sex assault? -- a feeling that comes with, perhaps, a dose of jealousy. After all, the place does have a home theater, gym, spa, bar, heated floors, proximity to Nobu, and even a "Duravit jet tub and waterfall shower -- for relaxing after a hard day dueling with the prosecutors who want to lock him up in Manhattan Supreme Court."
Still, it's not all wine and roses. Upon entering the new place yesterday, a female passer-by apparently welcomed DSK by shouting, "Pig!" And the neighbors are already "not thrilled."
The intention, of course, in describing the lavish accommodations and home-bound lifestyle of DSK is to create a sense of grave injustice as we recall that his alleged victim is a hardworking African immigrant who is certainly not living in such luxury. How dare he? How snootily, self-entitledly French! But...did anyone really expect him to be living in a hovel until trial? And, in any case, the gravest injustice is not about real estate, but about what has been allegedly done.
At the same time, a good PR person might have recommended otherwise -- what about a reasonable two- or even three-bedroom on the Upper East Side? -- for a guy who's already been taken down publicly for his opulent lifestyle.
Yes, there's a photo gallery.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.