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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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Carroll Gardens, Celebrities, Cool Listings

Girls” star and rock royalty Jemima Kirke has just listed her boho-chic Brooklyn brownstone, according to WWD. The 19th-century townhouse at 408 Clinton Street in photogenic Carroll Gardens has been restored and decor-ed to luxurious hippie-glam perfection by popular architect Richard H. Lewis and now seeks a buyer for $4.5 million.

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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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Celebrities, Clinton Hill, Cool Listings

Photo fo Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe via Rena Silverman/Flickr

The second floor of this Clinton Hill townhouse at 160 Hall Street once housed punk legend Patti Smith and her then-boyfriend, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The year was 1967, and the rent was $80 a month. As the New York Post points out, that translates roughly to about $600 a month today. Now, the completely renovated townhouse dating back to 1901 is on the market for a whopping $8,000 a month. And it’s far from “aggressively seedy” as Smith once described it.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, West Village 

Real estate bigwig Michael Fuchs (he co-founded RFR Realty with his childhood friend Aby Rosen) paid $4.35 million for Seth Meyers‘ West Village condo at 302 West 12th Street, according to the Post. The “Late Night” host and his wife Alexi Ashe bought the two-bedroom unit in 2013 for $3.5 million, but after dropping $7.5 million on a five-bedroom Washington Square West co-op in summer 2016, they listed their smaller pad this past September for $4.5 million. And Fuchs must’ve really seen something in the apartment, because he went into contract on it just a month later.

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Celebrities, Tribeca

Google Street View of 153 Franklin Street; Taylor Swift via Wiki Commons

For someone who claims to stay away from “bad blood,” Taylor Swift certainly seems to conjure up drama wherever she moves in New York City. After she bought a $20 million penthouse at Tribeca’s celeb-studded 155 Franklin Street, Orland Bloom listed his unit in the building in just five months, claiming the pop star’s mobs of fans and “Girl Squad” activities were too much to take. Rumors then began circulating that when she bought the apartment she got Sir Ian McKellen evicted. But now things have taken a legal turn, as The Real Deal reports that Swift is being sued by Douglas Elliman for stiffing a broker on the comission for the $18 million Tribeca townhouse she bought this past fall.

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Celebrities, Hamptons, Recent Sales

Photo of Scaramucci via the World Economic Forum’s Flickr

Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director who President Donald Trump fired before he even started his job, might be having more luck in real estate than in politics. The Mooch and his wife, Deidre Ball, have snagged a mansion in Bridgehampton South for $7.495 million, according to the New York Post. The newly built home at 30 Lawrence Court boasts eight bedrooms, seven and a half baths and a swimming pool.

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