Heidi Klum, Serena Williams Too Short for 55 Thompson

55 thompson Heidi Klum, Serena Williams Too Short for 55 ThompsonSo Heidi Klum stopped by 55 Thompson to look at leasing a place, Richard Cantor told us last night at a swanky party to show off the new rental complex.

Mr. Cantor, a broker for 55 Thompson, confirmed that Ms. Klum, as well as Serena Williams and Emma Stone, were checking out apartments in the building, which started renting about six months ago. But the brokers didn’t take the bait.

“We’re not interested in short-term,” Mr. Cantor said, adding that Ms. Klum wanted to lease for only six months. “We want one- or two-year leases.”

The building, which “rented itself,” as Mr. Cantor put it, is now about 90 percent taken, with four units remaining ranging in price from about $20,000 to $25,000 per month.

Spa attendants from the Trump Soho were on hand for massages, manicures, stress-management techniques (a lot of stretching and exhaling, as far as we could tell) and, strangely, henna tattoos.

Guests also toured the remaining open apartments and the three-story adjacent townhouse available for rent at $35,000 per month. Despite the brokers treating the townhouse like the crown jewel of 55 Thompson, some party attendees weren’t impressed.

“I think the apartments are a better deal, actually,” noted one guest, who pointed out that he thought the living room seemed too small for what a tenant would be paying.

One young hotshot broker, however, while touring the townhouse, asked the price and then jokingly said to his friend: “get your checkbook.”

pengel@observer.com