Who knew that locating a buyer for a $16 million loft conversion in Chelsea would be as hard as finding the Ark of the Covenant? Indiana Jones, a.k.a. Harrison Ford, has certainly had a lot of trouble pinning down buyers for his four-bedroom, 4.5-bath spread at 206 West 17th Street.
The actor first listed his 5,664-square-foot condo for $16 million back in December 2010. Now, some two years later, Mr. Ford is finally in contract, according to the Olshan Luxury Market report. Certainly, it’s not the longest time a property has lingered on the market. But let’s face it, this place was not moving at the speed of light, or even the speed of a competently-wielded light saber.
Earlier this week, the Village got a new neighbor: Alec Baldwin bought a new downtown home at Devonshire House, taking over the massive duplex penthouse. He appears to be making room in the city’s hipper environs for his new girlfriend, Hilaria Thomas, who will likely prefer the neighborhood to his previous home in the star-studded 300 Central Park West.
It’s a well-worn path. Indeed, Mr. Baldwin is only the latest in a line of older uptown dudes to to head downtown in search of love.
Red Carpet Real Estate
Cowboys & Aliens is one of the silliest movies ever made, but so many otherwise serious people have attached their names to it that, as Arthur Miller wrote in Death of a Salesman, attention must be paid. Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard are among the tangle of producers whose credits stretch from here to the Read More
The neighbors will likely miss the free shows, but others may be more thrilled to learn that Harrison Ford’s place is on the market for $16 million, according to Curbed.
The apartment in the Chelsea loft conversion at 206 West 17th Street features four bedrooms and a 2,300-square-foot terrace and Read More
Morning Glory, not to be confused with the 1933 classic starring Katharine Hepburn, is the smartest, sharpest, funniest and most consistently entertaining comedy since The Devil Wears Prada, and no wonder. Both films were written by Aline Brosh McKenna, and both deal with similar themes–the can-do spirit of fresh, indomitable newcomers in tough, jaded and Read More
The lack of quality January movies has been well documented, but the three hitting theaters this weekend look so unctuous that they almost feel like a prank. Hollywood can’t be serious, right? No wonder Avatar has grossed $700 ka-zillion at the box office: There’s nothing else out! As we do every Friday, here’s a Read More
Monday: The Bachelorette
All the rose petals, candles, sky-diving, cringing hands-over-face-embarrassment and general buffoonery has led us to tonight, when our Bachelorette finally picks her man on the big finale. And yes, we are sort of un-ironically excited! Who will Jillian, former hot dog Read More
Running time 113 minutes
Written and directed by Wayne Kramer
Starring Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Alice Eve, Alice Braga, Cliff Curtis, Jim Sturgess, Summer Bishil
Crossing Over is another of those multilayered movies with myriad plots cross-cut editorially in ways that sometimes seem confusing until Read More
The one word—however made up it may be—we would have to use to describe the new film Crossing Over is Crash-tastic. Much like the 2004 film we have ridiculed over and over (and over) again, Crossing Over takes place in Los Angeles and features a giant ensemble cast tenuously linked together. But this time, instead Read More
Here’s an upcoming Hollywood project that is the very definition of "let’s throw a bunch of crap at the wall and see if it sticks". Variety reports that Harrison Ford has signed onto the J.J. Abrams produced/Roger Michell directed Morning Glory, a romantic comedy about two feuding hosts on a morning television show Read More