Former congressman Anthony Weiner’s apartment has sold to a buyer in Queens, New York. Weiner and his pregnant wife Huma Abedin quickly quietly kept their two-bedroom co-op apartment for sale after his sexting scandal in June. They are currently shopping for larger space to accompany their growing family.
They have been looking outside of the ex-congressman’s Queens and Brooklyn district, according to sources. Abedin and Weiner have been seen strolling the streets of Manhattan together, while he was recently spotted at a TriBeCa building. Their 875-square-foot pad in Forest Hills was listed at $449,000 in June.
There have been several jokes made about the move. Where should they move to? “A deserted island with no Internet,” wrote one jokester on Twitter.
Another person suggested France, because their politicians are all about extra-marital dalliances. Weiner’s career-derailing Internet scandal would have been met with a collective Gallic shrug over there. He would feel right at home.
What about Sante Fe? The VillageVoice.com weekend editor Nick Greene has a great idea. He says that “My advice when people ask where to move is always the same: Santa Fe. Dry heat, nice artist’s community and all the cactus candy you can eat.”
The apartment became familiar to many Gardens residents during the sexting scandal that claimed Weiner’s career. Every day since the first picture was Tweeted, reporters, news vans, camera men and photographers camped outside his apartment building, waiting for the representative - who was due to run for New York mayor - to emerge. Earlier this week the 46-year-old and his wife were spotted taking a stroll around Manhattan.
Huma, 35, looked tired and drawn as she showcased her baby bump for the first time. A personal aide and deputy chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, she revealed she was pregnant in the middle of Weiner’s Twitter photo fiasco in June. The disgraced former congressmen has been staying out the spotlight since his fall from grace.By: Kara Gilmour
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