This week, the NYPost tells us that Audra McDonald and her fiance, fellow Broadway star Will Swenson have moved into a comfortable 3 bedroom apartment rental in Inwood. Inwood is one of the great “undiscovered” neighborhoods of Manhattan.
“We thought about it for a minute, but then we found this place, and it’s so nice and big and it’s pretty affordable. So we have no plans in the near future to leave,” Swenson says of the $2,250-a-month apartment.
The sprawling layout features a generous foyer, a large living room and prewar moldings throughout. It resembles pricier pads on the Upper West Side, an area the couple briefly considered. But ultimately they decided on Inwood because of its proximity to Westchester, where McDonald has a house and where both of their exes live.
“This is like a great halfway point,” Swenson explains. “It’s like an apartment in the city, but it’s only a half-hour to Croton and to Midtown,” where both he and McDonald work on Broadway. Swenson plays Tick/Mitzi in “Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.
Perched at the very Northernmost tip of Manhattan, Inwood covers the area from Dyckman Street up to the Henry Hudson Bridge, from the Hudson River to the East River.