The lawyer who advocated the relocation of the homeless to the Upper West Side is relocating himself.
Attorney Randy Mastro, who once served as Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor Rudy Giuliani and is now a partner at Gibson Dunn, is selling his townhouse at 21 East 83rd Street for $ 18 million.
Mastro was used last year to represent a group of Upper West Side residents who opposed the location of approximately 200 homeless men in Lucerne, located on West 79th Street near Amsterdam Avenue. The group filed a lawsuit aimed at relocating men to a hotel in lower Manhattan, a move that prompted a return from homeless advocates. (It It remains bound in court.)
His home on the Upper East Side became a target after the Battle of Lucerne it became public. In October, the group spray-painted the doors of the townhouse in red and spray-painted messages on the facade and sidewalk such as “Randy Mastro, you can’t replace us.”
After the attack, Mastro said in a statement: “If they thought they were going to intimidate me, they chose the wrong guy.”
Mastro bought a 5,500-square-foot home in 2016 for $ 14 million. The building around 1925, located less than a block from the Museum Mile, has six bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, five wood-burning fireplaces, a master bedroom across the floor and a large garden.
Mastro did not return a request for comment immediately. Brian J. Manning and Christopher E. Franklin of Brown Harris Stevens market the property; it was not possible to contact them immediately.