For a grown ass billionaire, Sean Parker sure has a lot of people worrying about whether he gets enough sleep. In David Kirkpatrick’s profile of Mr. Parker in Vanity Fair last year, much was made of the line, “He routinely stays up very, very late, talking intensely about subjects he cares about and/or partying—and sleeps in much of the following day.” That was followed by a comment from Ron Conway calling Mr. Parker “so scattered yet so brilliant.”
Now, in the upcoming issue of Page Six magazine, the New York Post reports that Mr. Parker’s friend Scooter Braun is also wondering about his pal’s sleeping schedule and how it may effect his state of mind. And the 30-year-old talent agent, who manages Justin Bieber, should know from distractions.
Last month, Napster founder and former Facebook president Sean Parker made the biggest buy of the year so far, picking up the Bacchus House on West 10th Street. The former studio of sculptor Charles Keck, it had been converted into a party palace over two decades by its previous own, Enrico Cinzano, a wine and spirits heir.
Michael Gross, chronicler of Manhattan luxury housing, has an item for New York that uncovers the building’s unusual history, from its origins as a stable for Indiana banker and railroad man James F.D. Lanier to its ownership after Keck to the Sean-Parker-of-his-day, Samuel Chernoble, “an innovator, devising new printing processes and pioneering photo offset printing.”
But outdoing Gross for once is The Times, where this week’s Big Deal column lands an interview with Parker about his new home.