If you were ever one to doubt the allure of Times Square, a putting green and, um, an outdoor shower, well then ... shame on you! We knew the Vegas-like 1600 Broadway was selling well?80% of the units were snapped up within three months?and now news arrives that the pied-a-terre palace is completely sold out of its 137 units. That was reported in this week's Manhattan Transfers column (RIP Calderone), where Max Abelson reports that Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren and her husband are leaving the Essex House for a $2.57 million two-bedroom penthouse at 1600 B'way. Oddly, the accompanying picture online appears to be of a different building, but that doesn't dampen Greta's enthusiasm: “You look out and you see Times Square! What can I say, how can you not love Times Square?” Could you guess that she doesn't live in New York full time?
· Greta's Grabbo [NYO]
· 1600 Broadway Update: Blinded by the Signs? [Curbed]
· 1600 Broadway: Not Even an Outdoor Shower Can Cool It Off [Curbed]
UPDATE: Looks like the Observer did a switcheroo with the 1600 B'way photo. Looks right now.