MANHATTAN – Former ‘Good Day New York’ anchor-turned-right wing cable channel news firebrand Greg Kelly has bought a new pad here on the Upper East Side— ditching his digs in Hell’s Kitchen for a new apartment in Lenox Hill.
Kelly— son of former NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly— was long known to New Yorkers as host of the popular local morning show, whose face was plastered on MTA buses in ads also featuring co-host and longtime FOX 5 anchor Rosanna Scotto.
Since leaving the local TV station in 2017, Kelly has gone on to host his own prime time talk show ‘Greg Kelly Reports’ on the right wing cable channel Newsmax, gaining even wider notoriety for his bizarre statements on social media including a wild rant about marijanua last March.
“SMOKING WEED (aka GRASS) is NOT a good idea,” Mr. Kelly’s tweet began.
“I’ve tried it (back in the day) and it was WORSE than anything that happened to HUNTER BIDEN. I ‘toked up’ with some buddies in Kentucky and woke up 4 days later in Nairobi, Kenya. With no idea what happened. DON’T DO DRUGS.”
Just this week the Newsmax host posted to Twitter what he called a “RULE OF THUMB.”
“Hippos are Invariably portrayed as CUTE and Fun in CARTOONS,” Kelly wrote.
“But in ‘reality’ they are MISERABLE BEASTS who chase after HUMANS and would EAT THEM given the chance.”
Now, it appears Mr. Kelly is our new neighbor.
Property records from the NYC Department of Finance, first reported by the New York Post and reviewed by Upper East Site, show the Newsmax host and his wife, Judith Gray, dropped more than $5.2 million on an apartment in a swanky building on East 61st Street near Madison Avenue.
Located in Carlton House, built in 1951, the 2,371 square foot apartment has three bedrooms and three and a half baths, as well as what’s described by the listing agent as a “large and sprawling living and dining area and expansive windowed eat-in-kitchen, offering seamless entertaining space located in one of the most coveted neighborhoods in New York City.”
The building boasts white glove service with a long list of amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, 65 foot heated indoor swimming pool, steam rooms and game room.
Maintenance on the unit is listed as a $8,772 per month.
The apartment’s listing agent with Douglas Elliman did not return Upper East Site’s request for comment.