Friday, April 20, 2012

Is James Bond moving to the East Village?

Well, at least Daniel Craig, the actor who has played James Bond of late ... along with his wife Rachel Weisz, the Academy Award-winning actress ... The Post reported yesterday that Weisz looked at the soon-to-be-on-the-market 238 E. Fourth St., that condo with a private garage (paparazzi shield, as Curbed put it) near Avenue B.

This address is/was a favorite of EV Grieve, who, we're told, posted a lot of items on the construction. (Obsessively so, to be honest.)

Let's take a quick look back at the EVG archives...

In November 2008, Grieve noted that Bellet Construction at 238 E. 4th Street near Avenue B was coming down... At that time, the paperwork taped to the front said the space will become a two-family residence....



Soon enough!



Turns out that those Novogratz people with 38 kids designed the penthouse...



In any event, Weisz-Craig have reportedly been looking all over town for a place to live ... so the chances of them landing here seem somewhat remote...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love all the James Bonds..Sean Connery my fave still,,shaken not stirred..or a creme de menthe n the rocks or a black or white Russian..

Anonymous said...

Please don't move here. Thanks.

We are hanging by a thread, don't need any publicity from celebs, also causes a chain reaction, says ok to take everything from a formerly working class neighborhood once full of poor genius artists and bohemians.

Save the hood and stay out. Thanks.

Jen said...

I saw him once going up to her apartment the weekend after they got married (she lives above the St. Mark's Market, always walking with her adorable kid in the morning). He had groceries and a giant bouquet of flowers--so sexy.

Anonymous said...

Please move out of the hood.

Dave - everywhere said...

Anonymous 2:26 and 3:15 -

Snap out of it!Do you really think that if Craig and Weisz don't move here that the building will become available for "poor genius artists and bohemians"? Those days are over and they ain't coming back.

The fact of the matter is that even folks with reasonablly upper-middle class incomes (that's where I sit) can't even dream about reting or owning in these kinds of neighborhoods any more. Be happy that if they do take this space, at least the early impression is that they will actually be part of the neighborhood. Better that than some party-hearty "celebrity" that makes a mess and doesn't give a hoot in hell for the neighborhood.