Tribeca Might Get Its Own A-List "Halfway House"
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The Real Deal says that Hazelden, the renowned, Minnesoate-based addiction clinic, is eyeing a $10 million spot in a Tribeca condominium on West Broadway. Finally, New York's celebrity alkies and drug addicts can get clean in the kind of luxury their fame affords!
The $10 million deal is not yet done, but it will be interesting to see what the neighbors think. When halfway houses and methadone clinics comes to outer-borough neighborhoods, as is often the case, there is plenty of local outcry. What about in one of the city's toniest corners? It would be more equitable not to warehouse addicts only in poor neighborhoods, but also all the more controversial.Then again, just a block south of Canal, the center will be on the border of Soho and Tribeca, notorious celeb haunts. Perhaps this will become a happy alternative to Thai monasteries for the likes of Lilo and TKTKanother debauched NY celebTKTK.
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