In a recent USA Today article, soon-to-be Yalien James Franco is quoted as saying “”I will have a little place in New Haven, but I’ll keep my place (in New York)”. I’m not sure if Jimmy knows this yet, but finding a fancy place to live in New Haven is harder than one would think.
1. THE ELI
Why? It’s obvs the nicest residential building in New Haven. Its description includes the word “luxury” twice, “terrazzo” once, and the phrase”elegantly appointed bathrooms.” It’s also fairly un-populated by Yalies (undergrads especially), so he’ll have plenty of peace and quiet.
2. THE TAFT
Why? Its reputation for being where wealthy undergrads live (at least as discussed by Rory Gilmore in Gilmore Girls…celebrities tend to follow celebrities.) Plus it is in very close proximity to the Owl Shop, arguably the only bar luxe enough for such a celeb, and the Anchor, which Franco can pretend to be a regular.
3. TEMPLE SQUARE APARTMENTS
Why? The fourth floor penthouses. It’s also very close to the Criterion, so James can pop over to watch himself on the silver screen whenever he wants!
4. A FELLOW’S SUITE IN ONE OF THE RESIDENTIAL COLLEGES
Why? He can feel like a real college student! (JK WHO ARE WE KIDDING?)
5. A HOUSE ON ST. RONAN
Why? It’s far from the undergrads (except those who travel up Science Hill, and they’re probably too busy in the lab or whatever). The houses are all pretty old and nice, so James can feel all homemaker-y.
6. SCROLL AND KEY
Why? It’s the nicest building in all of New Haven. [ed: and he’d get to hang out all the time with Elisa Gonzalez! Swoon!]
7. NEW YORK
Why? It’s New York. It’s only an hour-and-a-half train ride away, and a lot of grad students do it anyway, especially those of the artsier mindset.
I’m hedging my bets on New York or the Eli. What do y’all think?