New York’s hip downtown set fled to the Upper East Side following the power failure caused by monster storm Sandy.
TriBeCa residents Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiberchecked into the Mark Hotel on East 77th Street with their sons late Tuesday after the power went out downtown.
Model Helena Christensen also fled her SoHo loft for the comfortable surroundings of The Mark, along withAnna Wintour who lost power at her West Village townhouse, as well as former French Vogue editorCarine Roitfeld.
Russell Crowe, ironically in town filming the Noah’s Ark epic “Noah,” also checked in yesterday, we’re told, among other big names spotted including Marc Jacobs, Kelly Ripa, J onah Hill and Emma Stone.
A spy told us, “The scene at The Mark was buzzing with big names escaping the downtown blackout. Emma Stone and Jonah Hill were at the bar, while Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and André Balazs were at different tables in the restaurant.”
Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria escaped to the luxurious Lowell Hotel on East 63rd Street after their SoHo place lost power, along with indefatigableHarvey Weinstein and wife Georgina Chapman, whose West Village townhouse was also plunged into darkness.
Over at the Loews Regency on Park Avenue wereHarold Ford Jr. and wife Emily, as well as former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza. Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted last night at the Plaza Athenee.
And at the Carlyle were Vogue creative directorGrace Coddington and inseparable couple Mary-Kate Olsen and Oliver Sarkozy, fleeing their East 10th Street townhouse.
One celebrity who immediately stayed put was Katie Holmes, who we are told remained in her apartment at the Chelsea Mercantile with daughter Suri, with a source saying, “Katie and Suri stayed safe and calm by torchlight.” Previews for Holmes’ Broadway show “Dead Accounts” have been delayed a week by the storm.