It’s been a trying couple years for Bradley Tusk. In 2009, Mr. Tusk waged war as Bloomberg’s campaign manager and, after that exhausting season of political jousting, was grilled grilled at Blago’s corruption trial in Illinois. As Bloomberg’s right hand man and the former deputy Governor of Illinois, Mr. Tusk has experienced all iterations of the crumbling political cookie. It seems, however, that he’s come out on top. Mr. Tusk and his wife, art historian Harper Montgomery, have just purchased a new home for $3 million, city records show. And while we might have pegged the civic upstart as an uptown kind of man, it seems he prefers the genteel environs of Gramercy Park. His new coop is located at 112 East 19th Street. More to come.
He has been described as “a brash New Yorker, in your face” it seemed Mr.Tusk demurred at the discussion table: he paid exactly the asking price for his new two-bedroom, two-bath coop.
And while his new place is no Gracie Mansion, it’s certainly a whole lot better than the federal prison Blago will be calling home for the next decade. According to the listing from Corcoran broker Maria Manuche, the 1800-square-foot pad features a chef’s kitchen, 10 foot ceilings, a washer/dryer and “open city vistas (that includes a view to the Chrysler Building)!” Views of skyscrapers, what could be better!
The home was sold by Thomas Taraci, who [paid $1.4 million for it back in 2004.