“Wealthy residents of posh West Village condo building Superior Ink, including Marc Jacobs, were upset to hear they won’t be able to move back into their apartments for months after it was flooded by super storm Sandy. A source exclusively tells us that at a heated meeting on Wednesday night, owners were told, “Seawater got into the pipes and is corrosive, so this must be cleared out. The West 12th Street building could be unlivable for months. Owners will not get help to relocate and should call their insurance provider.”–Page Six, NY Post, November 2012
“Everyone’s favorite fashion industry couple (or at least ours!), Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone, have just closed on a $10.4 million townhouse at Superior Ink in the Village, Page Six reports:
The Bethune Street townhouse has nearly 4,400 square feet and comes with a private elevator, rear terrace and yard and a roof terrace, and connects to the garage for ultimate privacy.” Page Six, NY Post, March 2010
Interiors at Robert A. M. Stern’s Superior Ink by Yabu Pushelberg…” were artfully designed to take advantage of the remarkable views offered by the prime, waterfront location. The floor plans delineate open, light-filled living spaces that were designed by clean lines offset by rich textures and fine finish”…Superior Ink Marketing Copy
What will tens of thousands a month in rent (try $150,000 at one joint) buy Marc Jacobs and friends in the new rental reality of life after Sandy? It’s not pretty , even at these insane prices.