Ann Curry’s Townhouse Occupied By Homeless Men
A homeless man has been living in Ann Curry‘s under-renovation Manhattan townhouse off and on for more than a year, and other vagrants have also been using the unoccupied property for shelter.
Police removed the hobo on Saturday morning after he was discovered by a neighbor. Because he was found asleep in the vestibule (and not the house itself), cops did not arrest him. The unidentified squatter seemed less than concerned with the “Today Show” co-anchor. “Ann Curry means crap to me!” he told the New York Post. “The reason I lived there was because they chased me out of Central Park.”
The man first trespassed last year when Curry’s contractors failed to lock the property. “I’ve been living there for about a year now,” he explains. “I’m not a drug addict. I just don’t have a place to sleep.”
Curry and her husband, Brian Ross, who currently live in the Gramercy Park neighborhood further downtown, purchased the four-story residence on the Upper West Side for $2.9 million in 2003, launching an enormous renovation project. Construction ended several years ago amid Buildings Department violations and neighbors suing over the noise and debris, which allegedly forced at least one longtime resident to move. But while Curry has not settled into the property, bums have, leading neighbors to worry about accidental fires and other potential calamities.