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Update November 14, 2014- Correction: Javier Bardem and his wife Penelope Cruz never moved into 2 River Terrace. They made an offer that was too low and not accepted.
Also, it seems that the main reason all of the other celebrities chose this building is because of the pioneering move by Leo Di Caprio. He set the trend.
October 8, 2012
A James Bond villain moves to Battery Park: The November release of the 23rd James Bond film called “Skyfall” will feature Javier Bardem as the villain. Mr. Bardem and his wife Penelope Cruz both live in a secret lair in Battery Park.
July 20, 2012
Update:May 13, 2012
Cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Taran Killam, is now a resident of BPC. That now makes, to our knowledge, the following film and TV actors who have moved to BPC or have ties to BPC:
- Leonardo DiCaprio
- Penelope Cruz
- Javier Bardem (married to Penelope Cruz)
- Tyra Banks
- Taran Killam (cast of SNL)
- Cobie Smulders (married to Taran Kilam with a child)
Also, Governor Cuomo conducts personal business in BPC several times a week. If you learn of others, please email us.
April 1, 2012 By Steven Greer, MD
Battery Park (BPC) has long been the favorite spot for filming big budget Hollywood movies. But more and more, celebrities are choosing BPC as their place to live, rather than Tribeca.
Leonardo DiCaprio has purchased an apartment in one of the many new “green” buildings in BPC. Tyra Banks lives in the same building and is seen out and about quite often. More recently, owner of multiple Oscars, Meryl Streep was seen touring the new Conrad Hotel. She currently lives in Tribeca, but perhaps she has an interest in moving? And, of course, every year there is the Battery Park City Film Festival (AKA Tribeca Film Festival) with its headquarters in The Conrad Hotel and main attractions on the esplanade by the marina.
As the famous line in the baseball movies goes, “If you build it, he will come.” In this case, BPC has built the pristine parks, green eco-friendly buildings, and now has the premier restaurants and shops of the city. It is just a matter of six months before more celebrities move in.
Where will Tim Tebow move? Jeremy Lin is nearby.