Norman Mailer’s nautically themed apartment at 142 Columbia Heights is far more famous than the “writer’s nest” he kept down the street at number 192. This week, the entire brownstone went on the block for a potentially record setting $16 million. Former Granite Broadcasting CEO Don Cornwell and his wife Saundra are the sellers. It’s […]
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192 Columbia Heights Site of Norman Mailer’s Brooklyn Heights Writer’s Nest on the Block for $16 Million
Norman Mailer’s “Nautical Wonderland”
The New York Times has an article on writer Norman Mailer’s final home in Brooklyn Heights. Now on the market for $2.5 million, the home (described as a “quirky cross between a Victorian parlor and the cabin of a sailing yacht”) features knick-knacks and mementos such as a campaign button that says “I would sleep […]
Hoover’s FBI Obsessed with Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer, who lived in Brooklyn Heights for many years, was the target of investigations by J. Edgar Hoover‘s FBI according to a report in the Washington Post. The newspaper claims that the law enforcement titan had become obsessed with the author after he “mocked” former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis in an Esquire Magazine […]
Heights Neighbor Norman Mailer Dies
New York Times: Norman Mailer, the combative, controversial and often outspoken novelist who loomed over American letters longer and larger than any writer of his generation, died today at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. He was 84. The cause was renal failure , said J. Michael Lennon, his literary executor. Mr. Mailer burst […]
Emily Gould is Sorry for Upsetting Lena Dunham or Mailer and Vidal Did It Better
Writer Emily Gould has upset Brooklyn Heights resident Lena Dunham. Apparently the author of the new book Friendship has been using an anecdote about the “Girls” star and her boyfriend/rock star Jack Antonoff engaging in “PDA” at a party here recently. This resulted in Dunham reportedly (and rightly) direct messaging the author saying “you fully […]
NYT: Fight Breaks Out Over Mailer’s Columbia Heights Apartment
The New York Times reports today on a lawsuit over the sale of the late Norman Mailer’s 142 Columbia Heights co-op:
Mailer Apartment off the Market
Shortly after learning that the Willow Street house formerly home to Truman Capote has had its second asking price reduction, we have the news that Norman Mailer’s nautical themed apartment has, following the collapse of a deal to sell it, been taken off the market by Mailer’s, and his wife, Norris Church Mailer’s, heirs.
Mailer’s Apartment for Sale
The New York Times “City Room” Blog reports that Michael Mailer, son of the late novelist Norman Mailer, has put his father’s apartment, at 142 Columbia Heights, up for sale with an asking price of $2.5 million. For that you get a two bedroom, one bath (but with a separate small guest apartment with its […]
Norris Church Mailer Dies at 61
Norris Church Mailer, Brooklyn Heights resident and widow of Norman Mailer, who died three years ago, died today at her home. The cause was cancer. The New York Times: Norris Church Mailer, a woman bred in the rural poverty of Arkansas who married Norman Mailer and managed his career and family life over three decades […]
Paging Maury Povich: Michael Mailer Leaves Wife
The late Norman Mailer’s son, Michael, is telling friends that he and his wife Dominique “Sasha” Lazard have separated. The NY Post reports that Lazard gave birth to another man’s child in June, surprising Mailer who believed the child was his. The couple’s marriage, now worthy of an appearance on The Maury Show, had a […]
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