In the News: The Buyer of the $30 Million Penthouse at 250 West

••• Michael S. Smith, chairman and CEO of Freeport LNG Development [natural gas] bought the 250 West penthouse for $30 million. —New York Post (that’s really the best stock photo they could find?)

••• “Bond New York founders Bruno Ricciotti and Noah Freedman, and an entity they used to sign a lease for their brokerage’s Tribeca office [25 Hudson], are being sued by their landlord for allegedly breaking their lease.” —Real Deal

••• The New York Times profiles Meaghan Dorman, bar director at the Bennett and its sister bars: “She met her beau, Frank Mazzarella, a director at Bank of America, at Lantern’s Keep. On the Bennett’s cocktail menu is a drink named in his honor: Frank of America, a strong, stirred rye drink. ‘I had the idea for the drink there before we started dating,’ Ms. Dorman said, ‘but I never made anything worthy of the name until this most recent attempt.'”

••• “A struggling Manhattan artist [Eileen Hickey] has gone to extreme lengths to stay in her rent-stabilized Tribeca loft [460 Greenwich]—forging a letter to try to beat claims that she illegally rented the unit on Airbnb, court papers allege.” —New York Post

••• Kendall and Kylie Jenner celebrated their new fashion line at a “multi-floor private residence” on Duane last night. —Fashionista



  1. My powerful command of Google Images show it to be the same loft at 144 Duane used as the villain’s lair in Jessica Jones.

  2. This week, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Nancy Bannon authorized a city sheriff to “take all necessary steps . . . to effect the removal and ejection of Eileen Hickey . . . from said premises at 460 Greenwich St.”

    Hickey, a downtown-gallery fixture, has until June 9 to get out. “To have no place to go at age 72 is quite horrible,” she said.