Hollywood A-listers flee homes after Hurricane Sandy hits NYC
New York: Hollywood A-listers are fleeing New York’s hip downtown for the Upper East Side, following the power failure caused by monster storm Sandy.
TriBeCa residents Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber checked into the Mark Hotel on East 77th Street with their sons late Tuesday after the power went out downtown, the New York Post reported.
Model Helena Christensen also fled her SoHo loft for the comfortable surroundings of The Mark, along with Anna Wintour who lost power at her West Village townhouse, as well as former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld.
Russell Crowe, ironically in town filming the Noah’s Ark epic ‘Noah,’ also checked in, among other big names including Marc Jacobs, Kelly Ripa, J onah Hill and Emma Stone.
“The scene at The Mark was buzzing with big names escaping the downtown blackout. Emma Stone and Jonah Hill were at the bar, while V ladimir Restoin Roitfeld and André Balazs were at different tables in the restaurant,” a source said.
Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria escaped to the luxurious Lowell Hotel on East 63rd Street after their SoHo place lost power, along with indefatigable Harvey Weinstein and wife Georgina Chapman, whose West Village townhouse was also plunged into darkness.
Over at the Loews Regency on Park Avenue were Harold Ford Jr. and wife Emily, as well as former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza. Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted at the Plaza Athenee.
And at the Carlyle were Vogue creative director Grace Coddington and inseparable couple Mary-Kate Olsen and Oliver Sarkozy, fleeing their East 10th Street townhouse.
One celebrity who immediately stayed put was Katie Holmes, who is said to have remained in her apartment at the Chelsea Mercantile with daughter Suri.
“Katie and Suri stayed safe and calm by torchlight,” a source said.
It is believed she and Suri relocated to an uptown hotel after the storm passed.