Divya Narendra, a businessman whose story was part of “The Social Network” film, has sold his Tribeca loft for $6.17 million, according to city property records.
The 4,400-square-foot two-bedroom condo at 44 Laight St. is on a coveted cobblestoned block — and is already back on the market as a $29,995-a-month rental.
Back in 2004, Narendra — along with Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss — sued Mark Zuckerberg for alleged intellectual property infringement, i.e., allegedly stealing their idea to create Facebook. Narendra, a co-founder of HarvardConnection — later named ConnectU — is also the co-founder of SumZero, an online collaboration platform for investors, while the Winklevoss twins famously became Bitcoin billionaires.
Narendra and his spouse, Phoebe White, left the city during the pandemic — and rented this unit for $19,995 a month to Canadian hockey star P.K. Subban, now a free agent defenseman who formerly played for the New Jersey Devils. Narendra and White are building a family home in Greenwich, Connecticut.
There has already been rental interest in the loft from several unnamed TV stars, according to listing broker Erin Lichy, of Douglas Elliman. Lichy told Gimme Shelter she’s renovating it for the current owner, whom she describes as a “savvy New York investor” — hence the $10,000-a-month rent increase.
The loft also has a previous celebrity history. Narendra bought the home for $6.28 million in 2014 — down from its original 2013 ask of $6.57 million — from “Friends” star David Schwimmer, who had undertaken a stellar gut renovation with chic design details.
The sprawling dwelling, with stunning arched brick windows and cast iron columns, contains a discreet candle-lit music and meditation space for two nestled behind the bed in the primary bedroom. There’s also a large glass-enclosed pod in the middle of the great room that houses the bathrooms, the laundry room and a home office. In addition, there’s a custom 16-foot green onyx and steel island with lots of storage and a hidden pop-up swivel TV in the open kitchen. Finally, a guest bedroom with its own kitchenette and foyer has its own separate entrance.
The home also comes with its own parking spot.
The building was a former warehouse and converted to condos in 2001.