“…management says they’re hiring extra guards to patrol the area. And insiders tell us that they’ll be carrying guns.”
By Oli Coleman – October 31, 2020
Where can you get a doorman, pool access and protection from marauding extremists?
The luxe Chelsea apartment building that has been home to Debbie Harry, Pete Davidson and Tim Gunn, among other bold-faced names, is hiring armed guards for Election Day, Page Six has learned.
London Terrace Towers sent out an email to residents which read, “As you are aware, government enforcement agencies across the country are making plans to control the possible civil unrest following the upcoming presidential election.”
“Regardless of the outcome of [Tuesday’s] election, our concerns range from isolated violent incidents to a long stretch of mass protests, confrontations between extremists, and potential property damage,” it continued.
So the management says they’re hiring extra guards to patrol the area. And insiders tell us that they’ll be carrying guns.
Other current and former residents of the building — where a four-bedroom apartment is currently on the market for $7.5million, and a two-bedroom is available for rent for $7,800-a-month — include Chelsea Clinton, Malcolm Gladwell, Bill Hader, Annie Leibovitz, Bridget Moynahan, tennis star Milos Raonic, iHeartRadio podcaster Rob Shuter and his Grammy-winning husband Bruce Sussman.
Said a resident, “It’s all a little much but this is Chelsea and with The Eagle leather bar closed due to the pandemic, no one is going to complain about seeing guys in uniform with a big gun!”
The residents of London Terrace are the only ones battoning down the hatches. The Post’s Jennifer Gould reported on Wednesday that the city’s “ultra rich are quietly preparing for civil unrest on Election Day — by hiring armed guards to stand watch over their luxury Manhattan buildings.”
A representative for the building didn’t respond to our request for comment.