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The Life & Freaky Times of Britney's Silky Pad

Michael Calderone reports in this week's Manhattan Transfers that the price on Britney Spears' East 4th Street penthouse quadruplex has been slashed for what seems like the 80th time in the past two years. The new going rate for the Silk Building spread: $4.55 million, down $400,000 from the most recent asking price. Usually this would be Celeb Wrap material, but we're loving the history of the unit that Calderone dug up. Previous owners of Britney's apartment include Keith Richards and Cher, and the early days of the building were practically 30 Crosbyish. So why won't it sell? Oh, wait:

“It attracted this very eclectic group—celebrities, Wall Street people, young couples having children,” said broker George van der Ploeg of Prudential Douglas Elliman, who was one of the original tenants in 1984. “It was a fun building.”

“On Halloween, the kids would go around trick-or-treating,” remembered Mr. van der Ploeg. "If Cher was in town, she would come to the door in one of her Bob Mackie costumes.”Nightmares.
· Britney in NoHo Slasher [Observer]
· Listing: 14 East 4th Street [Modlin Group]
· Britney's Loft Update: 80% Less Tacky! [Curbed]