Taylor Swift in the market for a NYC address?

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Taylor Swift is on the hunt and this time it's not for a man — but a Manhattan address.
The “I Knew You Were Trouble” singer has been viewing apartments in Greenwich Village, looking to buy a downtown crash pad.

Renowned man-eater Swift, 24, spent Wednesday viewing a number of properties including a $12 million Leroy St. townhouse that was previously owned by “West Side Story” writer Arthur Laurents.
The playwright died in 2011, and his estate sold the property the following year for $10 million. It’s now back on the market for $2 million more, and our spies caught Swift walking through the 1850s four-bedroom redbrick beauty.

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“She was well dressed and seemed in good spirits. She was being driven around with this good-looking guy who looked about her age,” said our spy (AKA her brother Austin, nice try though).

Huge vines encircle the 4,400-square-foot home, providing privacy that’s perfect for the pap-pursued pop star (say that sentence 5 times).
The house is on a block known as St. Luke’s Place, around the corner from Robert De Niro’s old home and the brownstone that served as the exterior shot for the Huxtables house on “The Cosby Show.”

Swift also checked out more modest digs at nearby 22 Charlton St., where the owner is asking $6.25 million for the four-bedroom, 2,900-square-foot townhouse. Like the singer — whose father is a third-generation bank president — the 1820s house comes from serious money, having been built by none other than John Jacob Astor.
Swift, who earned more than $55 million last year, now splits her time between a penthouse in Nashville and a cottage in Beverly Hills. She also owns a summer home in Rhode Island.

Video of the Charlton Street Property

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