Editorial director of People and EW lists Riverside Drive spread

Jess Cagle
Jess Cagle

Jess Cagle, the editorial director of People and Entertainment Weekly is letting go of his Riverside Drive home. The celebrity obsessed media men is asking $2.5 million for his five-room apartment at the Normandy, located at 140 Riverside Drive, according to public records and a Streeteasy listing.

Cagle paid just under $1.8 million for the two-bedroom unit around the same time he landed his dream job running the magazine that he had obsessed over during his childhood.

“As a child, he collected Joan Crawford movie posters, devoured details from People about the singer Helen Reddy’s divorce and gabbed with his father’s employees about his love of Florence Henderson while digging ditches with them,” a New York Times profile of Cagle says.

The 18th-floor apartment in the Art Deco Emory Roth-designed building has undergone a full renovation and features, new windows, oak herringbone floors and deco-era plasterwork. The master suite is comprised of a king-sized bedroom and a bathroom with stall shower, pedestal sink, and a deep soaking tub paneled in silvered subway tile, according to the listing.