Sullivan and Tone at the White House state dinner for Great Britain in March. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

Sullivan wrote a grumpy post for the Daily Beast earlier in the day about NYC: It’s loud and expensive, the people are rude, their new pad is one-fifth the size of his D.C. place. “Please tell me it gets better,” he pleaded.

The couple signed a year-long lease in the West Village, but they’re keeping the paid-off loft he bought 21 years ago in Adams Morgan. Sullivan said he’ll use his time in New York to learn more about the business side of online publishing — though he’s already snuck back for a 10-day break from the madness. “It has made me realize how lovely Washington is.”

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