Patty Hearst (now known as Patricia Hearst Shaw) recently purchased a modest little getaway at the Upper East Side hotel, the Carlyle, for $1.36 million, according to city records.
In the 1970s, Hearst made headlines after being kidnapped at the age of 19 by the leftwing guerilla group the Symbionese Liberation Army. She eventually joined the group and was later found guilty of robbing a bank. Later her sentence was commuted by President Carter and she was pardoned by President Clinton on his last day in office. She is the granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst.
Her new apartment at the Carlyle is relatively humble. It has two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and a living room with views of Madison Avenue. Hearst will be able to enjoy all of the amenities of the hotel, including twice daily maid service. The apartment was originally listed for $1.495 million, so it seems that Hearst got a bit of a deal.