It became a recurring joke during last year’s presidential campaign when John McCain couldn’t say quite how many houses he and his wife owned. It turned out that they had at least seven, including daughter Meghan McCain’s condo in Phoenix. Now it appears that the family is adding one more property to the list: Meghan’s been spotted apartment-shopping in New York, and a representative from the Daily Beast, where she contributes a regular column, confirmed to New York that the runner-up First Daughter is moving here. Citing security concerns, her people aren’t saying exactly where the apartment is. It’s not her first time in town: McCain is a Columbia University graduate, and interned at both Saturday Night Live and Newsweek during her time here.
In other celebrity real-estate news: We were amused to see the listing for Lenny Kravitz’s penthouse at 30 Crosby Street, which has been on and off the market for as long as we’ve been on the real-estate beat, disappear from Corcoran’s website recently. After all these years, could it have finally sold? But never fear: It’s back online, holding at $14.995 million. We look forward to its presence for decades to come.