Displeased with a New York Post story that ran this morning about his hunt for a cheaper apartment, ex-mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner took to Twitter today to declare the broker who leaked the story had “no class.”
The Page Six story revealed that the scandal-scarred pol and his wife, Huma Abedin, had toured a three-bedroom rental asking $8,000 a month at the Philippe Starck-designed building at 340 E. 23rd Street. The piece quoted Citi Habitats listing broker Brian Morgan, as saying, “He didn’t talk much; she was very nice. She was in control. She was asking all the questions and was way more vocal.”
The couple’s current digs, a four-bedroom Park Avenue South rental, has been estimated to cost the couple between $12,000 to $14,000 a month and is owned by Clinton-family friend and Democratic donor Jack Rosen.
When The Observer reached Mr. Morgan on the phone this afternoon, he defended his decision to talk to the press given that he was the broker for the apartment, not for Mr. Weiner. “He doesn’t have a broker, I would never call Page Six about a client of mine,” said Mr. Morgan. “I don’t even know him. I met him for like 5 minutes. I spoke to his wife, who was lovely.”
Reached for comment, Mr. Weiner more or less agreed with Mr. Morgan’s observations about his obligations.
“He’s right,” Mr. Weiner wrote in an email. “He had no obligation not to be a slimey broker. I’m sure he is a perfect representative of the values at citi habitats.”