Robin Williams departs the Rushmore after six-month stay

By Katherine Clarke | August 19, 2011 03:15PM

Comedian and actor Robin Williams has just moved out of his digs at the Rushmore at 80 Riverside Boulevard after staying there for a six-month stint during the run of his Broadway show “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” according to Michael Arcos and David Tobon of Blu Realty. The star of “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Patch Adams” paid $15,000 a month for the 2,459-square-foot, four-bedroom, they said.

The apartment has now been rented to Matteo Battaini, CEO of Pirelli Tires in North America, the Blu agents and co-founders, who represented both the landlord and tenant in the deal, said. The owner’s identity was not immediately clear.

Williams is certainly not the first celebrity to have fallen for the charms of the Rushmore. Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez inked a deal to buy a four-bedroom, full-floor spread at Extell Development’s Upper West Side condominium in February and New York Knicks player Carmelo Anthony reportedly checked out $10,800-a-month Rushmore spread earlier this year.

Marie Claire Martineau of Maison International represented Williams in the deal.

Battaini wasn’t immediately available for comment.