The tipster who let us know about this apartment up for rent in Santa Monica asked that we not use his name or quote him, maybe because of the mob ties. This is the apartment where infamous Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger was ferreted out and arrested in 2011 after 17 years on the lam and a long stint on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. Jack Nicholson's character in Martin Scorsese's The Departed was famously based on Bulger. (Last year, he was found guilty on racketeering and murder-related charges and he is now in prison in Arizona.) It turned out Bulger had been living a quiet life in the Princess Eugenia apartments with his companion Catherine Greig; neighbors described "Charles and Carol Gasko" as kind and normal folks who gave neighbors weird gifts. His long-time apartment on Third Street, close to the beach and the Third Street Promenade, comes with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two gated parking spaces, a balcony, a fireplace, a dishwasher, and fresh paint. No smoking allowed. Rent is $2,972 a month. *Meanwhile, Black Mass, a movie about Bulger starring Johnny Depp, is shooting right now around Boston.
· Two Bedrooms – Best SM Location! [Sullivan Dituri]
· What It Was Like Being Mobster Whitey Bulger's SaMo Neighbor [Curbed LA]