Thursday, June 14, 2012

You can now rent Bret Easton Ellis' apartment in the American Felt Building

Yesterday afternoon, Foster Kamer at The Observer noted that L.A.-based writer Bret Easton Ellis was renting out his American Felt Building apartment on East 13th Street. (Ellis announced the rental via Twitter.)

Here's the listing via Warburg:

This is your opportunity to rent at the famed American Felt Building, one of the best-known and most coveted addresses in the Union Square vicinity. The area where this apartment is located actually includes eight different neighborhoods, as this former factory building is ideally situated at the crossroads of Gramercy, Union Square, and the East & West Village. . . . The food shopping alone makes the area a destination: the original Greenmarket, Trader Joe's, and Whole Foods are all only minutes away. The apartment features maple floors, double sinks, 14' ceilings, oversized windows, and a washer/dryer. Building amenities include a common garden off the lobby and a roof deck. Topping it off is a private, exclusive, 400 square foot terrace. This is an open loft. There is no separate bedroom - but lots of open space where you can live the life you love.

[How loud can you play the Huey Lewis and The News here?]

Price: $5,000 a month. And you can see it during an Open House Friday evening 6-7 and Sunday afternoon 2:30-3:30. And you never know who you'll bump into.


marjorie said...

Ha! I like imagining bret and tom cruise as neighbors, popping by to borrow a cup of sugar or jump on a couch or serial-kill.

You really could do a whole site of celeb photoshop real-estate listings. In your copious spare time.

btw, apropos of nothing: American Psycho is one of the few movies I can name in which the movie is MUCH better than the book. (The Godfather is another.)

randall said...

Haven't read American Psycho, but I've got to disagree with your assessment of The Godfather.

Hey19 said...

@Marjorie - Wow, disagree on both counts.

DrGecko said...

@ Marjorie, yeah, that's why, in spite of my modest protestations to the contrary, I don't *really* want to sell the movie rights to my dissertation. I'd have nightmares thinking about what some hotshit producer could do with "The Pronounciation of Latin in Medieval Paris," and that's not even the most exciting chapter. Much better to rest on my laurels, tiny though they be.

Anonymous said...

less than zero is a very good first novel. anyway, this whole thing makes me think that maybe bret easton ellis is low on cash and needs the money...

Hey19 said...

His more recent books have not done well. Of the stuff I have read I go:
1. Glamarama
2. AP
3. LTZ

Jill said...

I think I might have gone to a party there 20 years ago. I seem to remember a lot of oysters. Or I dreamt it. My memory is burned and everything in the past is like a fuzzy dreamscape that happened to someone who looked a lot like me, but less raggedy looking.