Actor Alec Baldwin has decided to sell his one bedroom condo in Greenwich Village. He is apparently fed up with his fans and other paparazzi bothering him and his family. His disillusionment is so far-gone that he almost feels homesick for his old neighborhood in Southern California.
“Everything I hated about L.A., I’m beginning to crave,” he said. “L.A. is a place where you live behind a gate, you get in a car, your interaction with the public is minimal. I used to hate that. But New York has changed. Manhattan is like Beverly Hills. And the soul of New York has moved to Brooklyn, where everything new and exciting seems to be.”
Baldwin is not too impressed with how the city is run, either. After expressing his outrage to police for being issued a ticket for riding his bicycle the wrong way down Fifth Avenue, he was handcuffed, thus prompting this diatribe on Twitter.
Baldwin described New York as “a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign.”
So Baldwin is throwing in the towel and moving to somewhere more user-friendly. His 840-square-foot, one bedroom condo in the Devonshire building at East 10th Street is available for $2.35 million. According to the description in its listing the apartment was entirely renovated in 2012, and not often used by Baldwin.