In the News: Robert De Niro’s $6 Million Tax Lien

••• “155 Franklin Street loft sells in a reverse flip (viewer discretion is advised).” A better phrase might be “belly flop.” I thought this was one of Manhattan Loft Guy‘s best posts ever; Steven Soderbergh and Jules Asner might find it less entertaining.

••• “Robert De Niro has been clobbered with a $6.4 million tax lien by the IRS, according to city documents. The two-time Academy Award winner and Tribeca icon owes a total of $6,410,449.20 to Uncle Sam, according to documents first uncovered by The Smoking Gun website. The tax lien lists the actor’s address as 114 Hudson St., De Niro’s investment property between N. Moore and Franklin.” —New York Post

••• Condé Nast employees whinge about their new building and neighborhood. “There are literally no places to get your nails done,” said a Vogue staffer. Wake up and smell the acetone, babe! And Anna Wintour is unhappy there’s not a Starbucks closer by. Waiting for one of her assistants to fetch coffee must be murder. —New York Post

••• “Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Councilwoman Margaret Chin say they are in talks with developers to come up with an alternative to Howard Hughes Corp.’s plan at the South Street Seaport.” Totally unclear to me whether anyone has the power to bring in other developers…? —Crain’s

••• “A 63-year-old Battery Park City woman was struck by a van on Canal St. on Wed., Feb. 18, shortly after 11 a.m., and died from her injuries the next day, police said. Following an investigation, police reported that Yu-O Pan, of 380 Rector Place, was attempting to cross Canal St. midblock from south to north near Mott St. when she was hit by a 1998 Ford van traveling eastbound on Canal St.” —Downtown Express

••• “A group of Southbridge Towers residents who are opposed to the plan that would withdraw the giant complex from Mitchell-Lama and convert it to market prices, have begun a lawsuit that seeks to halt the process.” —Broadsheet

••• “The city is seeking proposals to develop a Civic Center site—with a preference for 7,000 square feet of space for a pre-K center. The classes at 137 Centre St. could potentially add 72 full-day pre-K seats in Lower Manhattan, which largely missed out on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pre-K expansion last year because of a dearth of kindergarten spaces.” —Downtown Express



  1. they had a terrible architect who botched the whole thing and they wanted out.

  2. I think people really don’t want to live in that Taylor Swift building. Her live in bodyguards/security and the fans camped out 24/7 when she’s in town isn’t fun.

  3. No Starbucks nearby? Ms. Wintour needs to fire someone. There’s like four Starbucks within blocks of the Lack of Freedom Tower.