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WHO: Helen Mirren just won a Tony for playing Queen Elizabeth II in “The Audience,” adding to her collection of royal awards, since she also nabbed an Oscar for “The Queen.” (Being—or, rather, playing—queen suits her clearly.) Now if only they gave out awards for being the Queen of Elbowing People at a Bloomies sale, we would have a full mantel.
WHERE: When working in New York, Mirren and her husband, director Taylor Hackford, live in the East Village, where the median sales price is $1.325 million and the median rental price is $3,300.
WHAT'S AVAILABLE: According to Streeteasy, there are 82 properties on the market in the neighborhood right now. There's a two-bedroom, two-bath co-op with a terrace available at 214 Avenue A for just under the median price, $1.295 million, or one at 70 East 10th Street for just above. On the rental side, there's a two-bedroom, one-bath walk-up at 304 East Fifth Street, for exactly the median price, or a two-bedroom, one-bath at 187 East 4th Street for a few hundred dollars less.