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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Last year, Katie Couric and her husband of nearly two years, financier John Molner purchased a five-bedroom full-floor apartment at the Peter Pennover-designed 151 East 78th Street, paying $12,168,087. Now, the New York Post reports that the celebrated news anchor’s longtime home at 1155 Park Avenue is for sale. The 10-room co-op, listed for $8.25 million, has five bedrooms and high ceilings, large windows, original parquet flooring and treetop views over Park Avenue’s famous tulip gardens. The classic Upper East Side full-service building offers a 24-hour doorman and a fitness center among its perks.

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Celebrities, Midtown

J.Lo and A-Rod go apartment hunting at 432 Park Avenue

By Annie Doge, Mon, October 16, 2017

When your relationship status gets its own acronym you know you’re in another league of celebrity, so it comes as no surprise that J-Rod is said to be checking out apartments in 432 Park Avenue, the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere. According to the Page Six, a broker says they’ve been to the tower four times, while another broker claims they’re looking at a “four-bedroom, half-floor unit on a high floor.” The timing makes sense, as Jennifer Lopez put her enormous Nomad penthouse on the market for $27 million just 10 days ago.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, West Village 

Exactly a year ago, former Victoria’s Secret model and ex Leonardo DiCaprio gal pal Erin Heatherton put her West Village apartment on the market for $2.85 million after the 1 Morton Square board sued her over excessively loud parties and delinquent condo fees. Unable to unload the two-bedroom spread, she then tried to rent it for $15,00 a month just a couple months later. Now, she’s trying again to sell, this time re-decorating the interiors to be more chic than rustic and lowering the price a tad to $2,695,000. Could this have to do with the $10 million lawsuit she was hit with last month by her former stylist Clare Byrne over a clothing line that they never launched?

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Nomad

Photo of Jennifer Lopez via Wikimedia

Bronx native and superstar J.Lo is selling her duplex penthouse in the Whitman, a luxurious condominium conversion at 21 East 26th Street, for $26.95 million. Lopez, who currently stars in the television show “Shades of Blue,” first purchased the Nomad pad in 2014 for $20.16 million. As the New York Times reported, the four-bedroom apartment overlooks Madison Square Park, spans 6,540 square feet on the building’s top two floors, and includes an additional 3,000 square feet of outdoor space spread across four sprawling terraces. Though Jenny from the Block will be departing (and taking her Grammy pictured above with her!), the next owner can still hobnob with the building’s other A-listers Chelsea Clinton and NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon.

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Bed Stuy, Celebrities, Recent Sales

720 Decatur Street, Tommy Dorfman, Ocean Hill

The star of Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” series, Tommy Dorfman, has sold his townhouse in Ocean Hill, a subsection of the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn, for $1.495 million. The 25-year-old Atlanta native first purchased the home in the beginning of 2016 for $1.3 million. As the Real Deal learned, the actor’s home at 720 Decatur Street hit the market earlier this month and found a buyer within just 20 days. Recently gut-renovated, the five-bedroom, two-family home features spacious a living and dining area, as well as a private landscaped garden.

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Celebrities, Midtown East, Recent Sales

Beyoncé sells swanky Midtown apartment for $10M

By Annie Doge, Thu, September 28, 2017

beyonce, 151 East 58th Street, one beacon court

Photo of Beyoncé via Wikimedia

It’s been a busy summer for superstar couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The twosome recently purchased an LA estate for $88 million in August and shortly after they bought a home on East Hampton’s Georgica Pond for nearly $26 million. Adding to their real estate hustle, Beyoncé just sold her apartment at 151 East 58th in Midtown East for $9.95 million, as the New York Post reported. The 44th-floor pad is located at One Beacon Court, the exclusive Manhattan skyscraper with a Pantheon-inspired elliptical court. Beyoncé’s former pad features three bedrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and sweeping views of Central Park.

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Celebrities, Greenwich Village, Recent Sales

Devonshire House via CityRealty; Alec Baldwin via Gage Skidmore/Flickr

It’s like musical chairs for Alec Baldwin and his apartments at the Devonshire House. He bought the Greenwich Village building’s penthouse for $11.7 million in October 2011; in June 2012, his wife Hilaria bought the unit next door in her name; and the following year, they scooped up an eighth-floor unit for $2.25 million. Two years ago, however, Baldwin sold this last apartment at a loss for $2.1 million, and this past May, he also unloaded the Eldorado apartment he shared in the ’90s with ex-wife Kim Bassinger, both transactions leading many to believe the Emmy-winning Trump portrayer would be departing NYC. But Mansion Global now reports that he’s bought another Devonshire unit for $1.3 million. It’s on the same floor as his other two units, so it’s likely that he’ll combine the three into one massive spread.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, West Village 

Jon Bon Jovi scores Greenwich Village condo for $19M

By Annie Doge, Mon, September 25, 2017

greenwich lane, bon jovi, 155 west 11th street

Photo of Jon Bon Jovi courtesy of Wikimedia

New Jersey rock star Jon Bon Jovi has purchased an apartment in the Greenwich Lane, a condominium project in the West Village, for $18.94 million (h/t WSJ). The complex stretches almost a full city block between 12th and 11th Streets off Seventh Avenue and features 198 one- to five-bedroom homes. The musician’s new pad at 155 West 11th Street includes four-bedrooms, incredible views of Downtown Manhattan and the Hudson River and direct elevator access. As 6sqft reported in July, Bon Jovi listed his spacious three-bedroom at 150 Charles Street for $17.25 million, later combining the pad with the neighboring duplex for $29.95 million for both.

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Celebrities, Hamptons, Recent Sales, Top Stories

Beyoncé and Jay-Z buy $26M East Hampton ‘Pond House’

By Annie Doge, Fri, September 22, 2017

East Hampton’s “Pond House,” located on the exclusive Georgica Pond and adjacent to a 17-acre meadow preserve, sat on the market for eight long years, despite the fact that it was built by famed classical architect Standford White and features luxe offerings like an infinity pool, outdoor dining area, and hand-carved heated marble bathtubs. But in July, the 12,000-square-foot home finally went into contract for $25,925,000, and Behind the Hedges has now gotten word that the buyers are none other than Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The power couple rented a similarly grand Hamptons home in the summer of 2012, paying $400,000 to spend the month of August there and film a music video. No word yet on whether their new purchase will get the same public attention, but it’s certainly worthy.

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Celebrities, Upper West Side 

madonna, 1 west 64th street, upper west side

Harperley Hall, photo via CityRealty (l); Madonna, photo via Wikimedia Commons(r)

Madonna’s real estate saga may finally be coming to an end after a Manhattan judge on Thursday threw out the lawsuit the pop star filed against her Upper West Side apartment building, known as Harperley Hall. The “Vogue” singer sued the co-op board of her building at 1 West 64th Street in April of 2016 after they attempted to enforce a rule that prohibited members of her family or staff to be in the home without Madonna physically present (h/t Page Six). The judge dismissed the star’s suit because she filed two years after the co-op created the rule, in April of 2014, missing the deadline to proceed with legal action.

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