Back when boa-wearing email terrorist Laurel Touby pocketed millions on the sale of Mediabistro, she said she wanted a car, a driver and a new apartment, but could only afford two of the three. Now she just needs the car.
Touby said at the time that she earned somewhere between $9-11 million after taxes from the sale of the lightly-trafficked mish-mash of message boards and blogs she founded years before. Shortly after the sale was complete the Times reported that she "remains determined to buy a Manhattan loft apartment, which will consume half her money, and must still earn $100,000 a year to maintain it." Two years later, she finally got it!
According to city records, (Touby) just closed on a $3,905,000 penthouse loft at 43 East 19th Street. According to a listing, the 4,100-square-foot full-floor loft, in a 101-year-old limestone building, has four-sided views, three "grand Egg & Dart columns," three bedrooms, and "sole recreational use of the roof."
Laurel Touby, you are an evil genius and we genuflect at your wacky altar, now and forever.