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Celebrities, Chelsea, Cool Listings

Actor Matthew Morrison of “Glee” fame must really want to part ways with his Chelsea condo because he and his wife Renee have just listed the two-bedroom at 540 West 28th Street for $2.495 million, according to People, barely more than the $2.25 million they bought it for in 2014. The couple was using the two-bedroom corner unit as a pied-a-terre while Morrison starred on Broadway in “Finding Neverland” from 2015-2016, but after welcoming their first child, a son named Revel, four months ago, they may be looking to reprioritize.

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Celebrities, Hamptons, Tribeca

Photo of Christie Brinkley via Wikimedia

Supermodel Christie Brinkley recently picked up a penthouse in Tribeca for $29,500 per month while two of her Hamptons estates are still on the market. The gorgeous 3,000-square-foot apartment at 475 Greenwich Street boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, two terraces and incredible views of the Hudson River. Although Brinkley has called the Hamptons home for decades, one of her Sag Harbor estates is currently listed for $20 million and another, a little further down, for $29.5 million, as Variety reported.

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Celebrities, Upper East Side

The Obamas are not moving to the Upper East Side

By Annie Doge, Wed, February 14, 2018

Barack and Michelle Obama via Wiki Commons; One of 10 Gracie Square’s terraces overlooking the East River, via CityRealty

Dreams of having Barack and Michelle Obama in New York City were dashed this week after a report dispelled any and all rumors about the presidential couple moving to Manhattan. According to New York Magazine, the Obamas are not purchasing the five-bedroom duplex at 10 Gracie Square that went into contract for $10 million last month. On background, a source told the magazine: “It’s not happening. They certainly did not submit an application, and this never got to the point where a deal was even being floated.”

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upper West Side 

The Alden, 225 Central Park West, Upper West Side co-op, Jonathan Demme

Acclaimed filmmaker Jonathan Demme, who won an Academy Award for directing “The Silence of the Lambs,” passed away in April. For at least 30 years prior, he resided at the grand Emery Roth-designed Central Park West co-op the Alden. According to city records, his longtime Upper West Side home has now sold for $2.4 million, after just 13 days on the market.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photo of Drew Barrymore via Wikimedia

Following a split from her husband in 2016, actress Drew Barrymore is looking for a new abode on the Upper East Side and has been touring apartments on some of the neighborhood’s priciest blocks. According to the New York Post, the star scoped out two co-ops priced over $5 million, one at 965 Fifth Avenue and another at 1125 Park Avenue. At the Fifth Avenue digs, she saw a $5.3 million two-bedroom spread with expansive Central Park views. And over on Park, she got a look at a $5.495 million newly renovated pad. Interestingly, both places are a bit, shall we say, mature for what we’d expect from Barrymore.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Tribeca

Photo of Aziz Ansari via David Shankbone/Flickr

Back in May, Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh sold his Tribeca loft at 155 Franklin Street, located directly below Taylor Swift‘s duplex penthouse in the celeb-studded building, for $5.7 million. Though the buyer’s identity was shielded by an LLC, the Post now reports that it was none other than comedian and “Master of None” star Aziz Ansari. They don’t disclose their sources, but assuming they’re correct, Ansari’s new three-bedroom spread boasts nearly 2,500 square feet, brick and timber-beamed ceilings, tons of exposed brick, and massive south- and east-facing windows.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, West Village 

Jon Bon Jovi sells West Village duplex for $16M

By Annie Doge, Wed, January 31, 2018

Photo of Bon Jovi via Wikimedia

For $15.995 million, Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi has finally sold his duplex apartment at 150 Charles Street, a celebrity haven in the West Village. But the “Livin’ on a Prayer” singer isn’t moving too far away; he recently bought a nearly $19 million apartment in the Greenwich Lane, a condominium project that stretches almost a full city block between 12th and 11th Streets off Seventh Avenue. While Bon Jovi attempted to sell the duplex as a $29.5 million combo unit with a neighboring duplex this summer, the apartment went into contract alone, for $15.995 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Hamptons

Photo of Ali Wentworth via Wikimedia; photo of George Stephanopoulos via Disney/ABC’s Flickr

Actress Ali Wentworth and her husband George Stephanopoulos, a political reporter and co-anchor of Good Morning America, have listed their impressive, gated estate in Southampton for $5.995 million. The home at 5 Cameron Way sits on over an acre of land just off Hill Street. According to Curbed Hamptons, the power couple first purchased the sprawling estate for $4.5 million in 2013. A year later, they also picked up a Lennox Hill co-op for $2.2 million.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Hamptons

Photo of Jay-Z via Joella Marano’s Flickr; photo of Beyoncé via Wikimedia

A star-studded mansion in the Hamptons described as the embodiment of a “Gatsby era estate,” has hit the market for $15.99 million. While many celebrities have partied at this sprawling eight bedroom, 11.5 bathroom pad, Beyoncé and Jay-Z might rank as the home’s most famous renters. The celebrity duo rented the mansion at 30 Wainscott Stone Highway, called “Goose Creek,” in 2012, paying $400,000 to spend the month of August there and film a music video. According to Mansion Global, Jennifer Lopez and Madonna have also rented the home at one point.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upper West Side 

Photo of Bruce Willis via Wikimedia

Just a little over a week ago, Bruce Willis and wife Emma Heming Willis put their six-bedroom co-op at 271 Central Park West on the market for $17.75 million. They bought the duplex apartment back in 2015 for $17 million (from Milwaukee Bucks owner Wesley Edens), after Willis unloaded his nearby El Dorado co-op for $13 million. The couple recently decided to scale back since they don’t spend enough time in the Upper West Side spread, and lucky for them the unit is already in contract, according to Curbed.

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