Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded

One last thing about corners on the Bowery... here at Bleecker, above Double Crown (these are older photos... they've gussied up the front since these were taken...)

For months I've been looking at that Star Wars pinball machine up on the second floor...

I walk by here a lot... and I've never seen anyone playing the damn thing...It just sits there, posing. A forgotten toy. Something to show off to the world below.

Then I realized the apartment is for sale (almost on the market for three months) ... and the pinball machine is there to -- possibly! -- lure in wealthy geeks...

It's listed at $2.6 million (the home, not the pinball machine):

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom, Private Keyed elevator and washer/dryer! This amazing loft at Bowery and Bleecker combines Landmark Status and Modern Luxury. Originally constructed in 1866 and now meticulously recrafted and enhanced, this full floor loft has 14’ floor to ceiling windows on both the North and East sides, with the finest modern interiors.

Features: 14’ ceilings, fabulous Poliform kitchens accented with Corian counter tops featuring Miele appliances, Sub Zero and Bosch technology. Each unit comes with a pre-wired sound system and 50” plasma TV, California Closets, PRIVATE key lock elevator and video security. You’ll enjoy amazing light & views, an inviting and totally livable layout, all in the epicenter of Downtowns most exciting neighborhood.

And not a word about the pinball machine in the pitch!

Here are some photos of the unit ... the two renderings are entertaining ...and the pinball machine makes an appearance here...

The last one is my favorite. Looks like a comfy position to read a book, dude...what, accidentally sit on one of the GF's stiletto heels?

Anyway, Star Wars pinball? Half-naked women in towels? I'm shocked this placed hasn't already been sold...


Anonymous said...

I've seen that Star Wars pinball machine in action only once, in either January or February. I too walk by it daily and dream of an invitation to play it!

VH McKenzie said...

Makes me think of the apartment Tom Hanks moved into in "Big" for boys.