As The Observer reported yesterday, our well-heeled mayor Michael Bloomberg has paid about $40 million for the art gallery mansion at 1014 Madison Avenue, which happens to be next-door to the Bloomberg Family Foundation’s $45 million home.
We asked the Landmarks Preservation Commission about the Madison purchase, and found out this morning that Mr. Bloomberg won’t be the first media mogul in the house.
“Among the many prominent residents of No. 1014 were Mr. and Mrs. William C. Reick, who purchased the house in 1909,” says the commission’s bio. “Reick (1864-1924), a notable New York journalist, was city editor of the New York Herald for a number of years before he bought the Sun in 1911 and remained with that paper until 1916. He later acquired control of the New York Journal of Commerce.”
Manhattan media moguls always live well.