Who's buying, who's selling in the world
of high-end real estate:
The Daily Show Host's Deal
In the first Daily Show after Sept.
11, comedian Jon Stewart lamented the fact that there weren't
any jobs available for a man in the fetal position crying under
his desk. But that isn't what made his monologue memorable;
in a moving conclusion, he trumpeted the view from his apartment:
It had been of the World Trade Center, and now it's of the Statue
Stewart may finally own that view. According to a New York
Observer report, the 39-year-old King of Irreverence closed
the purchase of his $2.6 million condo a couple months ago.
The home itself isn't quite as humble as the self-effacing comic.
It reportedly includes a 1,500-square-foot terrace, three bedrooms
and three bathrooms. And it's located right off Fifth Avenue
in downtown Manhattan.
Stewart (born Jon Stewart Leibowitz) is the star of cable network
Comedy Central and is said to be earning about $1.5 million
a year. It's a mighty salary for a cable star, but Stewart has
proven to be one of the most valuable comic commodities around
and was expected to be a promising replacement for Dave Letterman
if ABC had successfully lured the Late Show host away.
[Photo caption: Funny man finds peace off