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Jennifer Lopez, J Lo, buys penthouse apartment on Madison Square Park

the whitmanThe New York Daiiy News reports that Jennifer Lopez (J. Lo.) has gone into contract on the penthouse condo at the Whitman Building that overlooks the beautiful north side of Madison Square Park. The 4 unit building has become the celebrity residence in the area, as her other neighbors are Chelsea Clinton and Nascar legend Jeff Gordon.

The Penthouse unit has two floors with 6,540 square feet of interior space and over 3,000 square feet of outdoor space. Amenities include a full time doorman, private storage, private elevator landing, a gym and of course highly coveted views of Madison Square Park. The reported sale price was $22 million, but we likely will not know the real price until it is officially and publicly filed with the city. You can see more photos of the unit and the building at

We don’t report the address of celebrities in the neighborhood (even though this is widely publicized) but it is on the 26th Street block between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue on the north side of Madison Square Park. Other residential buildings on the block include the Grand Madison and 15 Madison Square North.

Bomb scare on 25th Street near 40/40 club by Madison Square Park

There was a bomb scare around 25th Street and Broadway near Jay-z’s 40/40 club this morning as we heard a suspicious package with wires and a flashing light was next to a phone booth outside the club. The NYPD explosives team and NYFD were on hand in numbers, and a controlled explosion of what seems […]

Drone spotted hovering over Madison Square Park

A drone was spotted hovering over the west side of Madison Square Park this morning in what may be a preview of things to come. Whether it was a hobbyist, official government usage, the park itself, a real estate photographer or someone spying on people or neighbors, you can be confident that there was likely […]

Woman attempts to kidnap baby out of stroller in Chelsea (UPDATE: Suspect in Custody)

chelsea baby kidnapping sketchA woman allegedly attempted to grab an 8 month old baby out of a stroller near 8th Avenue and 17th Street in Chelsea on Thursday around 4pm. We don’t normally report on things outside of the Madison Square Park vicinity, but given the nature of the crime, we wanted to alert parents and nannies of babies that this crazy woman is out there. (She somehow got away)

The woman allegedly approached the baby and nanny and started talking to them, then grabbed at the stroller and tried to walk away with it and the baby. She was reportedly wearing a beige coat and hat, with jeans and appeared to be in her 50′s and possibly homeless.

If you have information or know this woman call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).



Two men shot on 24th Street on Friday. Here’s what we have heard

As many of you have heard, 2 men were shot on 24th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue on Friday, and this is a round-up of what we have heard about it:

  • It happened around 6:30am
  • An argument started in an illegal after-hours club allegedly operating at 17 West 24th Street on the 4th floor. (Source: NY1)
  • It spilled out into the street and 2 men were shot in the feet, one hit with a pipe (Names of victims at the NY Daily News)
  • The assailants escaped and were not found as of Friday night.

Shootings are extremely rare near Madison Square Park and in the Flatiron District. This is the first we have reported on in 4 years.

17 west 24th Street




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