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Looks like Taylor Swift and her neighbors have some bad blood

Tribeca residents better be nice, or Taylor Swift might write a vindictive song about them.

As The Post recently revealed, the singer has been building up her downtown real estate collection, adding a $9.75 million apartment at 155 Franklin St. — the address where she already owns an 8,000-square-foot penthouse duplex created from two units. And this past fall, it was reported that she purchased a three-story townhouse next door, at 153 Franklin, for $18 million. Total worth of her block domination: a cool $47.7 million.

Looks like Taylor Swift and her neighbors have some bad blood

Tribeca residents better be nice, or Taylor Swift might write a vindictive song about them.

As The Post recently revealed, the singer has been building up her downtown real estate collection, adding a $9.75 million apartment at 155 Franklin St. — the address where she already owns an 8,000-square-foot penthouse duplex created from two units. And this past fall, it was reported that she purchased a three-story townhouse next door, at 153 Franklin, for $18 million. Total worth of her block domination: a cool $47.7 million.

But not all of Swift’s neighbors in Tribeca — home to the city’s most expensive zip codes — are happy for her.

“We don’t need celebrities here that will draw the focus [of] the paparazzi or extra fan attention. [There’s already a] small swarm of teenage girls lurking and swooning outside [Swift’s home regularly],” said an entrepreneur who lives in the neighborhood. “Yes, we have celebrities living here — [but] we like not having conspicuous celebrities here. That’s why we live in Tribeca. Because the flashier famous people are clustered [in neighborhoods] like the West Village.”

Days after it was reported this past October that Swift had purchased the townhouse, someone posted a flier reading “Taylor Swift Can Go F–k Herself” to a Tribeca lamppost.

It didn’t help that the townhouse was already notorious: It’s where disgraced International Monetary Fund director Dominique Strauss-Kahn hid out after allegedly assaulting a hotel maid in 2011 (charges were later dropped). Although no work has been reported since Swift purchased the property, neighbors are worried she might begin a large-scale construction project to combine units from the two buildings — just as she combined two apartments to create her 155 duplex.

“People are concerned. Everyone’s wondering what she’ll do — if she will connect the buildings for the garage access [as the townhouse has its own garage with a private entrance] or make a massive compound,” said one resident who lives nearby and who, like the entrepreneur, asked that The Post withhold her name for fear of angering Swift. “There was speculation on what she needs the new townhouse and second unit for. Some think [the townhouse] is for parking!”

(A spokesperson for the singer did not return calls for comment.)

“Franklin Street has a history of being an apocalypse of construction,” said the entrepreneur. “When even one lane is blocked off it can cause chaos.”

153 Franklin StDan Brinzac

A commenter on the Tribeca Citizen Web site wrote of how Swift’s presence already inconveniences residents of 155 Franklin: “There’s one elevator and if she’s coming or going, [her] bodyguards won’t let anyone get in. They’ll hold the elevator on the top floor for 30 [minutes] waiting for her.”

Meanwhile, the singer has created waves in the real-estate world. Brokerage Douglas Elliman is suing her for unpaid commissions of $1.6 million related to the townhouse sale.

A Swift insider insisted, “It’s not that she’s a bad neighbor — but the [paparazzi loitering outside] really is a problem.”

Looks like Taylor Swift and her neighbors have some bad blood

Tribeca residents better be nice, or Taylor Swift might write a vindictive song about them.

As The Post recently revealed, the singer has been building up her downtown real estate collection, adding a $9.75 million apartment at 155 Franklin St. — the address where she already owns an 8,000-square-foot penthouse duplex created from two units. And this past fall, it was reported that she purchased a three-story townhouse next door, at 153 Franklin, for $18 million. Total worth of her block domination: a cool $47.7 million.

But not all of Swift’s neighbors in Tribeca — home to the city’s most expensive zip codes — are happy for her.

“We don’t need celebrities here that will draw the focus [of] the paparazzi or extra fan attention. [There’s already a] small swarm of teenage girls lurking and swooning outside [Swift’s home regularly],” said an entrepreneur who lives in the neighborhood. “Yes, we have celebrities living here — [but] we like not having conspicuous celebrities here. That’s why we live in Tribeca. Because the flashier famous people are clustered [in neighborhoods] like the West Village.”

Days after it was reported this past October that Swift had purchased the townhouse, someone posted a flier reading “Taylor Swift Can Go F–k Herself” to a Tribeca lamppost.

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It didn’t help that the townhouse was already notorious: It’s where disgraced International Monetary Fund director Dominique Strauss-Kahn hid out after allegedly assaulting a hotel maid in 2011 (charges were later dropped). Although no work has been reported since Swift purchased the property, neighbors are worried she might begin a large-scale construction project to combine units from the two buildings — just as she combined two apartments to create her 155 duplex.

“People are concerned. Everyone’s wondering what she’ll do — if she will connect the buildings for the garage access [as the townhouse has its own garage with a private entrance] or make a massive compound,” said one resident who lives nearby and who, like the entrepreneur, asked that The Post withhold her name for fear of angering Swift. “There was speculation on what she needs the new townhouse and second unit for. Some think [the townhouse] is for parking!”

(A spokesperson for the singer did not return calls for comment.)

“Franklin Street has a history of being an apocalypse of construction,” said the entrepreneur. “When even one lane is blocked off it can cause chaos.”

153 Franklin StDan Brinzac

A commenter on the Tribeca Citizen Web site wrote of how Swift’s presence already inconveniences residents of 155 Franklin: “There’s one elevator and if she’s coming or going, [her] bodyguards won’t let anyone get in. They’ll hold the elevator on the top floor for 30 [minutes] waiting for her.”

Meanwhile, the singer has created waves in the real-estate world. Brokerage Douglas Elliman is suing her for unpaid commissions of $1.6 million related to the townhouse sale.

A Swift insider insisted, “It’s not that she’s a bad neighbor — but the [paparazzi loitering outside] really is a problem.”

The insider added that Swift had a tough time finding co-op boards and buildings that would sell to her, given the baggage that comes with her level of fame. “People aren’t thrilled that she’s down there, but it comes with the territory. Tribeca is filled with two types of people: older people with a lot of money who want to be left alone and young, cool people who don’t care that she’s there.”

Count Alice + Olivia fashion designer Stacey Bendet Eisner among those in the latter camp. “I don’t see why it’s bad,” she said of Swift’s block dominance. “Taylor is an incredibly successful woman who does great things for children. We should be proud to have her as a neighbor.”

 

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Journeys, Adidas Originals Take Over Downtown Atlanta with Help from Lil Yachty & More

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ATLANTA) – September 29, 2019 – Yesterday, thousands of young locals convened at the Georgia Freight Depot to experience “Destination: Atlanta,” a one-day free music festival hosted by Journeys and adidas Originals. The second annual event included live performances from Lil Yachty,Kodie Shane, Marlo, Jamee Cornelia and Mike Floss and featured DJ sets by Heroes x Villains and Ferrari Simmons. Lifestyle influencer Kenny Burns emcee’d the event. 


Guests were not only treated to a free concert, but enjoyed a variety of creative activations such as the t-shirt “Maker’s Lab,” a customize-your-adidas station, the living art wall, lawn games, a “cloud” machine and the festival’s centerpiece: the foam tower!

“Destination: Atlanta” is the second installment of the annual “Destination” series, which launched last year in San Diego and drew over 3,400 attendees. 
For more “Destination: Atlanta” highlights, follow Journeys and adidas Originals on social: @Journeys and @adidasoriginals.
SOCIAL #DestinationAtlanta
@Journeys and @adidasoriginals
LIL YACHTY | @lilyachty  
KODIE SHANE: @kodieshane
MARLO: @lilmarlo_1
MIKE FLOSS: @mikeflossmusic
JAMEE CORNELIA: @jameecornelia
FERRARI SIMMONS: @ferrarisimmons
KENNY BURNS: @kennyburns 


ABOUT JOURNEYSJourneys is a teen retail leader with an emphasis on footwear and unique specialty items including apparel, backpacks, hats and accessories. With more than 840 stores in all 50 US states, Puerto Rico and Canada, Journeys offers the most popular brands that cater to the teen lifestyle such as Vans, Converse, adidas, Timberland, Dr. Martens and UGG. Through strategic artistic partnerships, event sponsorships, exclusive content, creative collaborations with musicians and a focus on giving back to the community through charitable events and volunteer programs – Journeys has become more than just a retailer, but a universal part of teen and youth culture.
The in-store Journeys experience features an energetic environment, friendly, passionate staff and a family-like atmosphere where self-expression is not just accepted – but encouraged and embraced. TVs are playing carefully curated music videos and lifestyle segments, set alongside impactful visual merchandising displays that change monthly to reflect on the latest trends and styles sought after by the 12-22 age bracket.
Journeys omni-channel presence includes the stores, printed catalogs, website: journeys.com, and social media channels on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (@journeys), as well as Pinterest and Snapchat (@journeysshoes). Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Journeys is a division of Genesco Inc.
ABOUT ADIDAS ORIGINALS
Inspired by the rich sporting heritage of adidas – one of the world’s leading sports brands and a global designer and developer of athletic footwear and apparel – adidas Originals is a lifestyle brand founded in 2001. With the adidas archive at its foundation, adidas Originals continues to evolve the brand’s legacy through its commitment to product innovation and its ability to filter the creativity and courage found on courts and sporting arenas through the lens of contemporary youth culture. Marked by the iconic Trefoil logo that was first used in 1972 and championed by those that continue to shape and define creative culture, adidas Originals continues to lead the way as the pioneering sportswear brand for the street.

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