BIG APPLE BUZZ
Legend & Teigen selling Nolita apt.,
SNL’s Staten Island boys buy boat
BY FLO ANTHONY
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
are selling their Manhattan apartment,
which connects two penthouses
in Nolita for $18 million. They
purchased the fi rst unit in 2018 for $9.02
million and the second unit in 2020 for
Legend told the Wall Street Journal,
“We’ve realized that because of work
and everything, we’re really mostly going
to be in Los Angeles, so we’re going
to focus our home-building energy
and renovation energy on what we’re
doing in L.A.” The Grammy and Oscar
winner added, “We love being there.
But we’re just not there enough to justify
putting in the time and energy to
Tweaking the lyric law
A gaggle of music greats, led by Brooklyn’s
own member of the Rock & Roll Hall
of Fame, Jay-Z, are asking New York State
for a change in a law that allows rap lyrics
to be used as evidence in criminal trials.
The celebs who have signed a letter
making their case for the Empire State’s
lawmakers to back the proposed change include:
Meek Mill, Fat Joe, Robin Thicke,
Yo Gotti and Kelly Rowland. The highprofi
le musicians say the law would bolster
artists’ freedom of expression.
“This is a long time coming,” Alex Spiro,
Jay-Z’s attorney (who drafted the letter)
told Rolling Stone. “By changing the law
here, you do a lot of good for the cases that
it affects, but you also send a message that
progress is coming. We expect it will be
followed in a lot of places.” …….
They bought a boat
A comedian and Kim Kardashian‘s
new boyfriend, Pete Davidson can now
add owner of an orange 57-year-old Staten
Island Ferry boat to his resume.
Along with his Saturday Night Live
colleague and fellow Staten Island native,
Colin Jost, Davidson joined a consortium
of New Yorkers who placed the
winning bid in an auction that ended on
Sources say the group are considering
turning the ferry into “an arts and entertainment
venue.” Paul Italia, a comedy
club owner who did the bidding for the
group, told the New York Times, that the
ferry, called the John F. Kennedy, “had
a special place in their hearts as Staten
Flay’s market for ‘Misfits’
Bobby Flay recently opened the doors
to his pantry, which is packed with specialty
ingredients and cooking staples,
The Food Network chef gave online
grocery service Misfi ts Market a tour
of where he stores his grocery items in
a video shared on Instagram on Jan. 16.
“People always ask me about my pantry
which I love because it opens up
lots of ideas when it comes to cooking,”
Flay, who is Misfi ts Market’s chef-inresidence,
explained in the clip.
The very organized pantry included
a robust section of Italian ingredients
including “an array of dried pastas” in
“different shapes, different sizes, and
different fl avors.”
Rihanna and Rocky
The weather may be frigid, but Rihanna
is staying warm in Big Apple restaurants.
Dining out with her boyfriend
A$AP Rocky, the songstress turned
makeup and clothing mogul, was spotted
at Manhattan hotspot Carbone on
A few nights later, on Jan. 22, the
couple was seen enjoying another dinner
date down in Soho. Prior to dinner, a
source told the Daily Mail that Rihanna
Top left: SNL funnyman Colin Jost,
seen with his wife Scarlet Johansson,
recently became the half-owner
of a retired Staten Island Ferry boat.
Top right: Chrissy Teigen and John
Legend are leaving Nolita.
At left: Rihanna takes Manhattan.
was at a music studio in Brooklyn.
It has been six years since her last album,
Anti, was released in January 2016.
Sir Ivan Wilzig invited 100 of his
party loving friends to dress up as creatures
of the jungle for his Wild Animal
themed Birthday Party at his $25 million
penthouse in Miami on Jan. 6.
The caped singer whose latest music
video “Get Together” garnered two million
views on You Tube, went all out for
his 66th birthday bash and hired Chef
Roble of Bravo fame to create his Natal
Guests included Peter Thomas Roth,
Mitch Modell and his brother Alan,
who dressed as Tarzan. …….
Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin
and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand having
dinner at Melba’s in Harlem on Martin
Luther King Day……..
Donnie Wahlberg arriving on the
Blue Bloods set in downtown Manhattan
on Jan. 18…….
14 January 27, 2022 Schneps Media