New York City’s Plaza Hotel, it of Donald Trump and Home Alone 2 fame, is (partly) being turned into condominiums.
The New York Post is reporting that New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft has bought a home in the building.
Completion of the renovation is scheduled for sometime in 2007.
Source: Patriot Act in the Plaza (fourth item) – By Braden Keil, The New York Post
** The hotel served as backdrop for many movies, including North by Northwest (1959), Barefoot in the Park (1967), Funny Girl (1968), Plaza Suite (1971), The Way We Were (1973), Love at First Bite (1979), Cotton Club (1984), the first two Crocodile Dundee movies, King of New York (1990), Home Alone 2: Lost In New-York (1992), and Inside the Osmonds (2001), and several episodes of “The Sopranos,” most notably “The Test Dream,” (season 5, episode 11) in which much of the episode occurs in a suite at the Plaza. “Big Business,” (1988) with Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin, was also set in the Plaza. The hotel was also home to Eloise, and the Grand Ballroom hosted Truman Capote’s “Black and White Ball”, in 1966. – Source: Wikipedia
** The hotel’s Oak Room also served memorably as the site of a messy afternoon of drinking by yours truly, which led to much fighting, crying, and, eventually, the controversial “one-martini” rule, broken soon-thereafter.