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Mickey Rourke looking for long-term rental in the city

Star of "The Wrestler" and "Diner" said to have checked out $11,750-a-month pad
August 21, 2014 08:30AM

The Wrestler is looking for new digs.

Movie star and former boxer Mickey Rourke reportedly checked out a gut-renovated three-bedroom at 148 West 28th Street. The full-floor unit, which also has a chef’s kitchen, is $11,750 a month. Rourke didn’t act fast enough, however, and the unit was rented to someone else.

Rourke’s second option is a $10,000-per-month listing at 14 East 33rd Street. The actor already visited the apartment since it hit the market earlier this week, the New York Post reported.

The star is in New York to promote his latest movie, “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.” He is looking at apartments with Citi Habitats broker and “The Young and the Restless” actor John Enos III.

Rourke is not the only star on the hunt for a Chelsea-area apartment. Beyoncé and Bethenny Frankel have both been shopping for real estate there recently. [NYP, 1st] — Claire Moses

  • Let’s break down those AddressReports!

    148 West 28th Street in the Garment District:
    -Solid elevator situation, with 2 elevators serving just 5 units (estimated lobby wait of 7 seconds)
    -Disturbing history of complaints and violations here, including all kinds of heating problems for apartment 3E in particular through the winter of ’13’14
    -No red flags with the building’s construction & alteration history
    -Median individual income in the area of $101k/yr and young population with a median age of 25.6 years old
    -We aren’t fans of the Garment district, with its 125 felony crimes within 3 blocks of this address in the last year (largely burglary), many noise complaints, and lack of street trees. Surprisingly, though, there were very few rat sightings in the area!

    14 East 33rd Street:

    -Solid elevator situation, with 3 elevators serving 16 units (estimated lobby wait times of 6 seconds)
    -Clean bill of health as far as complaints and violations history
    -No red flags in the building’s recent construction or alteration history. Our data shows some significant facade restoration work back in 2011 and some fire suppression upgrades in 2013 as well as in earlier years, but nothing out of the ordinary there.
    -The biggest issue here is the absolutely brutal volume of construction noise complaints in the last year, especially south of 33rd street.
    -Midtown is even more depressing than the Garment District. We find 150 felony crimes within 3 blocks in the last year (most common crime here being Robbery).