All posts by Annie Doge

Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Diane Keaton’s very first NYC apartment was this full-floor co-op in one of the San Remo‘s iconic towers. She bought the Upper West Side pad in the late ’70s after gaining fame in Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall.” At the time, Mary Tyler Moore was living in the other tower, and rumor has it that Warren Beatty found this quite convenient since he was dating both actresses at the same time. In more recent years, the apartment was home to the late Gordon McLeod, the former head of digital publications at Dow Jones. He sold the home to investment banker Larry Slaughter and his wife Constance in 2012 for $13.5 million. They first listed the residence in March 2018 for $17.5 million, but have now re-listed it for a discounted $14.5 million.

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Celebrities, Hamptons, Recent Sales

1 Fahys Road, Christie Brinkley, Hamptons, North Haven

Listing images courtesy of Douglas Elliman; photo of Christie Brinkley via Wiki Commons

Christie Brinkley’s idyllic Sag Harbor home officially has a new owner. The sale closed this week for just under the final asking price of $17,990,000, though the precise amount has yet to be confirmed. The supermodel bought the five-bedroom residence in 2004 for $7,150,000 and first listed it back in 2010. As 6sqft previously reported, the 5,500-square-foot property sought its highest asking price in 2016—a cool $25,000,000 with Enzo Morabito of Douglas Elliman. The price tag was lowered incrementally until it hit $17,999,000 last summer, as Brinkley continued to search for the right buyer.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Williamsburg

Listing images by DDreps, courtesy of Compass; Photo of Lena Dunham via Wiki Commons

Lena Dunham was over her Williamsburg pad almost as soon as she bought it, but selling it has taken quite a bit longer. Dunham bought the three-bedroom condo at 60 Broadway for $2.9 million in April 2018, several months after she broke up with Jack Antonoff—who kept the Brooklyn Heights apartment they had shared—and first listed it just three months later for a marginal profit, at $3,000,000. It disappeared from the market shortly after 6sqft first reported the listing, and now it’s back under a new brokerage and with new, fully-furnished listing images. Dunham’s latest real estate moves include buying homes in Los Angeles, an apartment in the West Village, and working on building a small house on her parents’ Connecticut compound. With all that in the works, the actress seems more motivated than ever to officially part ways with Brooklyn, and she’s willing to settle for a deeply discounted $2,650,000 (h/t Observer).

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Celebrities, Central Park South

Photo of Bezos via NMAH’s Flickr; 220 CPS photo via a Vornado Realty Trust and Robert A.M. Stern Architects

While Amazon won’t find a home in New York City, the tech giant’s founder just might. The New York Post reported on Friday that Jeff Bezos has been house hunting in the Big Apple following his recent divorce settlement. Bezos, currently the richest man in the world, checked out apartments at 220 Central Park South, where the most expensive home in the country recently sold.

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Celebrities, Interiors, Soho

22 Mercer Street, Bethenny Frankel, SoHo

Listing photos by Tim Waltman for Compass; photo of Bethenny Frankel via Wiki Commons

Bethenny Frankel, one of the original cast members of “The Real Housewives of New York City” and founder of Skinnygirl, has just relisted her Soho apartment for $4,375,000, a price chop from the 2017 asking price of $5,250,000 and an optimistic move after listing it as a $13,000/month rental (h/t New York Post). Despite the 17 percent price reduction, Frankel still stands to make a small profit on the unit, which she bought for $4.2 million in 2014. Located on a cobblestone block in the neighborhood’s historic cast-iron district, the residence at 22 Mercer Street is a roomy 2,392-square-foot two-bedroom outfitted with chic designer furnishings.

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Celebrities, Connecticut, Recent Sales

50 Cent, 50 Poplar Street, Connecticut

Photo of 50 Cent via Wikimedia

Twelve years later, the massive Connecticut mansion owned by rapper-actor 50 Cent has finally sold. According to the Wall Street Journal, the musician’s mansion in Farmington sold for $2.9 million, 84 percent less than the $18.5 million he first sought in 2007. Most recently, the 17-acre estate was listed for just under $5 million. The home stretches 50,000 square feet and is decked out with 19 bedrooms, 35 bathrooms, its own night club, basketball court, movie theater, and G Unit-themed decor throughout.

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Policy, Transportation

Via NYC Ferry

According to a report from the Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) “Swimming in Subsidies,” the three-year-old NYC Ferry transports fewer people in a year than the city’s subway moves in a day. But at about $10.37 per rider, the ferry’s operating subsidy is 10 times that of the New York City Transit system. And an expansion of the system was recently announced that will mean even higher public subsidies–as much as $24.75 per ride for the Coney Island route. Why the steep subsidies? First, operating costs are high due to long routes and leisure-oriented ridership. And revenue is low because fares are tied to subway and bus fares.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Midtown

The Midtown five-bedroom condo once owned by actress Anne Hathaway hit the market this week for $19.5 million. The A-list Oscar winner rented the duplex in the 52-story Olympic Tower on Fifth Avenue for $37,000 per month with ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri, who was jailed in 2008 for fraud and money-laundering. Hathaway previously owned a loft in Dumbo’s Clocktower building, which sold for $4.25 million in 2014, and a few years later picked up a Central Park-adjacent penthouse on the Upper West Side for $2.55 million.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Hamptons

74 Corrigan Street, Chris Cuomo, Southamptons

Journalist Chris Cuomo and his wife Cristina, the editor in chief of Purist, have listed their Southampton’s home for $2.9 million, the New York Post reported Thursday. The five-bedroom, four bathroom measures roughly 3,000 square feet and sits on a little under an acre of land. The shingle-style home is fit for summer, with a full-length back deck, backyard, an in-ground heated pool, and a quick drive to the beach.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, East Village

Photo of 123 East 10th Street by Nina Poon for Sotheby’s International Realty; Photo of Mary-Kate Olsen via Wiki Commons

The Olsen twins love real estate almost as much as they love smokey eye shadow. Before Mary-Kate married French banker Olivier Sarkozy in 2015, the couple spent some time in the East Village. Sarkozy purchased the Anglo-Italianate townhome at 123 East 10th Street in 2012 for $6.25 million. However, the lovebirds never moved in; instead, they rented the similar house next door at 125 East 10th Street from 2012 until they purchased and moved into an equally grand townhouse in Turtle Bay in 2014. The Post now reports that the neighboring East Village homes have once again come onto the market, this time with the option to combine them for one $16 million mansion.

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