Remember how Taylor Swift’s 1989 album caused everyone to reach for the Pepto-Bismol? Nashville shat itself because there wasn’t a banjo to be seen or heard on any of the songs, and New York had its own turn at the toilet because the former country crooner had the audacity to write “Welcome To New York” despite being from Pennsylvania and doing time in Tennessee. I guess TSwift is trying to show New Yorkers who’s boss because she’s spent close to $50 million on real estate on a single block in Tribeca.
The New York Post says that Taylor just spent $9.75 million on a second-floor apartment at 155 Franklin St. and it wasn’t even on the market. She must really like the bagel shop on the block because this isn’t even her first or second purchase there. She already spent nearly $20 million on two top-floor units in the same building that she combined to create a mammoth 8,000-square-foot penthouse duplex to have meowing contests with Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey. Aziz Ansari, Steve Soderbergh, and Orlando Bloom all live in the building.
If THAT wasn’t enough, Taylor also has an $18 million townhouse next door at 153 Franklin St., which includes a paparazzi-proof garage. Some people might think having a three-story townhouse next to your personal Death Star or whatever the fuck it is she’s doing with all those condos in the building next door is excessive, but not me! The number of times I’ve stumbled home drunk as shit, sobbing into an empanada and screaming how I can’t make it one step further to my building is just staggering. Having a mansion one step closer to your real home is just a smart drunk mess contingency plan in case Taylor gets too tipsy on Shirley Temples.