Tribeca neighbors fume over T-Swift rumors

Local residents fear pop star is working on mega combination
February 18, 2018 10:00AM

Taylor Swift and 155 Franklin Street

Taylor Swift’s Tribeca neighbors have worked themselves into a tizzy speculating over the singers plans for the multiple homes she owns in the neighborhood.

Days after it was reported that Swift had bought a townhouse at 153 Franklin Street for $18 million, someone posted a sign on a nearby lamp post reading, “Taylor Swift Can Go F–k Herself,” the New York Post reported.

And while no construction work has gone on at the site since Swift made her big buy, neighbors fear she may be looking to combine the penthouse with units she owns nearby at 155 Franklin Street.

“People are concerned. Everyone’s wondering what she’ll do — if she will connect the buildings for the garage access [as the townhouse has its own garage with a private entrance] or make a massive compound,” said one resident who lives nearby. “There was speculation on what she needs the new townhouse and second unit for. Some think [the townhouse] is for parking!”

An insider in Swift’s camp to the Post that the singer had a hard time finding co-op and condo boards that would allow her to purchase a unit, given the baggage that comes with her celebrity status. Earlier this year Douglas Elliman accused Swift of stiffing her broker for the commission on the townhouse sale. [NYP] — Rich Bockmann