Dominique Strauss-Kahn Has Nowhere to Live in NYC


The ex-IMF director was granted $1 million bail yesterday after being indicted on seven counts in the attempted rape of a hotel maid, but his plans to stay in a Manhattan apartment on East 65th Street while he awaits trial have fallen through, NBC New York reports. Dominique Strauss-Kahn is required by the terms of his bond to wear a monitoring ankle bracelet and live under video watch at a local residence. His wife thought she had something lined up at “the luxurious Bristol Plaza” for his release from Rikers Island today, but a lawyer now says “a lot has to happen” before Strauss-Kahn will see daylight — or rain, actually. (Update: When the building heard who their new tenant would be, they said no thanks.) Hotels are presumably not an option, but if Brooklyn’s allowed, there’s always Bushwick. Or the kindness of strangers. [NBC NY]