Hurricane Sandy leads to the peril of Meryl Streep’s penthouse in downtown N.Y.


New article by Nydailynews about Meryl Streep who has been displaced from her penthouse in NYC since Hurricane Sandy:

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04:  Meryl Streep attends "The Eye Of The Storm" New York Premiere at MOMA on September 4, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Meryl Streep might be forced out of her multi-million-dollar N.Y. loft ”for four months … or longer.”

Meryl Streep can win over Hollywood, but she can’t win against Mother Nature.

An in-the-know source tells us the 63-year-old Oscar winner has been displaced from her penthouse at 92 Laight St. in the River Lofts since Hurricane Sandy, and it doesn’t look as if she’ll be moving back in anytime soon.

The insider says Streep could be ousted from her chic surroundings — which a second source tells us she paid $10M for in 2005 — “for what’s looking like four months … could be even longer.”

The building has made a name for itself in more than one way: Not only can it boast high-profile residents like Streep and Gwyneth Paltrow, but during Hurricane Sandy, a parking garage worker in the swanky Tribeca building perished during the superstorm as he opted to continue working throughout the harsh weather conditions. As the Daily News previously reported, the middle-aged man drowned in the flash flooding in the basement of the building, which was located along the Hudson River in Zone A.

Streep, meanwhile, won’t be necessarily homeless despite being without a home in NYC these upcoming months. The insider says “The Iron Lady” is “looking around” for potential temporary options, and has even considered “buying something in Cali(fornia),” where she is filming and working, although the source didn’t elaborate on whether she’s begun property shopping quite yet.

And while the pricey penthouse she paid $2,568 per square foot for in 2005, according to our real estate insider, is currently out of commission, Streep wouldn’t have been a homebody in the upcoming months anyway. The acclaimed actress is currently filming “August: Osage County” with Ewan McGregor, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis and Abigail Breslin, in both L.A. and Oklahoma.

Streep isn’t the only A-lister who Hurricane Sandy left high and dry. We hear Calvin Klein and Rita Schrager, who both reside in the Richard Meier building 176 Perry, are also unable to get back in their apartments.

A rep for Streep did not return a request for comment by deadline.

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