Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Temporary Dwelling: A New Tourist Attraction

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News cameras monitor activity at 71 Broadway, right, in New York, U.S., on Sunday, May 22, 2011. Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, accused of sexual assault and the attempted rape of a hotel housekeeper, will spend the next few days in housing located at 71 Broadway, the New York Times reported, citing an unnamed source

It’s not clear why tourists want to see where the IMF Chief recently charged with sexual assault resides, but their interest is indisputable.

Since Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was released Friday from Riker’s prison on bail, moved temporarily to an apartment in New York City, “a crowd of international reporters and onlookers is gathering around the clock outside the 21-story Empire Building at 71 Broadway,” the AP reports.

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Residents at another Manhattan building foresaw this frenzy and convinced their location to reject him, sending Strauss-Kahn and those who follow him to the Empire building. Reporters snap pictures and tourists try to get a glimpse of Strauss-Kahn and his wife, Anne Sinclair, who has stood beside him throughout the scandal.

Local commuters complain about the chaos of tourists and the media crowding the scene, but according to The Atlantic, “it’s going to be a long week or more on lower Broadway as Strauss-Kahn and his team look for a more permanent housing arrangement.”

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