Celebrities

Celebrities, Cool Listings, West Village 

Photo credit: Compass

Late British actor Alan Rickman, known for, among countless other roles, playing  Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series, lived primarily in England, but he had a great affinity for New York City. When he performed on Broadway (he was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in Noel Coward’s Private Lives) he resided in his pied-à-terre in the West Village. After his passing in 2016, his estate has now listed the one-bedroom condo at 321 West 13th Street for $1,695,000. According to brokerage Compass, Rickman had “impeccable taste and a keen sense of design,” which is shown in the gut renovation he undertook after purchasing the top-floor apartment for $995,000 in 2009.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Photo Credit: Warburg Realty

Just by appearance, this Upper East Side penthouse is brag-worthy. Located at the Art Deco co-op 895 Park Avenue, the 14-room apartment is spread across two floors and has multiple wood-burning fireplaces, wrap-around terraces with views in every direction, and a gorgeous solarium. But what really sets it apart is that it used to be home to famous composer and cultural icon Leonard Bernstein, and it’s even where he hosted his “radical chic” party as a fundraiser for the Black Panthers. And it can now be yours for $29,500,000.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upstate

Listing photos courtesy of Compass

From 1995 to 2013, Mariano Rivera was a pitching legend for the New York Yankees, ultimately becoming in 2019 the first player ever elected unanimously to the Baseball Hall of Fame. When he and his family moved from Panama in 2000, they relocated to Westchester, not far from the Bronx Bombers’ stadium. Now that his three sons are grown, he and his wife Clara have decided to sell their home in Rye, listing it for $3,995,000. The 13,050-square-foot mansion has nine bedrooms and eight-and-a-half bathrooms, as well as perks like a home theater, gym, rec room, massive pool deck, and a gated motor court and four-car garage.

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Celebrities, Central Park South, Cool Listings, Midtown West

Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

Tony Award-winning actress Carole Shelley, who is best known for her roles as Gwendolyn Pigeon in The Odd Couple and Madame Morrible in the original Broadway cast of Wicked, passed away in 2018 at the age of 79, leaving behind her NYC pied-à-terre at 340 West 57th Street. The Midtown West condo is located in the elegant, pre-war Parc Vendome, which is just a few blocks from Central Park South. The spacious one-bedroom home is listed for $1,350,000.

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Celebrities, Chelsea, Recent Sales

Photos: Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty

Just three months after listing her massive Chelsea duplex for $7.9 million, Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon has sold her long-time home for its full asking price. Located at 147 West 15th Street, the 6,000-square-foot co-op is spread over two floors and has six bedrooms, four exposures including views of the World Trade Center and Empire State Building, and an outdoor terrace and balcony. Over the summer, Queens-native Sarandon told the Wall Street Journal that she isn’t leaving the city just downsizing to a smaller apartment in the area. “I’ve always been a New Yorker and I’ll continue to be a New Yorker,” she said.

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Celebrities, Connecticut, Cool Listings

All photos by Caryn B. Davis Photography

Legendary 60 Minutes news correspondent Morley Safer was on the show for more than four decades, and during most of that time, he split his time between NYC and this gorgeous, seven-acre estate in Chester, Connecticut. The property includes the main stone house built in 1908, a cozy writer’s studio, a heated pool and gazebo, and a 19th-century barn. Safer passed away in 2016, and his wife Jane Fearer is now selling the estate for the first time in 30 years. It’s asking $1,450,000.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Tribeca

Listing images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

The estate of the late Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison has just listed the novelist’s former home. The Tribeca loft at 66 Leonard Street is asking $4,750,000. Morrison bought the three-bedroom condo for $3,800,000 in 2014, before passing away last year. Unsurprisingly, the home has lots of built-in shelves, filled with books, moments, and art.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, West Village 

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

As the Post first reported, Rachel Maddow has put her West Village apartment on the market for $2,349,000. The MSNBC political commentator and her partner Susan Mikula bought the two-bedroom co-op for $1,250,000 in 2010 from REM frontman Michael Stipe. The home is located on a cobblestone street at 130 Jane Street, a former paper warehouse that still retains its original wooden beams.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

42 East 73 Street, Upper East Side, Cool Listings, Co-ops

Listing images by Alan Barry; courtesy of Compass

Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker has purchased a duplex apartment on the Upper East Side for $1.595 million, according to city property records. Located at 42 East 73rd Street, the three-bed, three-bath home boasts a Greek-inspired garden, with stately columns, a brick patio, and mature plantings. Whitaker, who is also a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate for the United Nations, snagged the property for about 8 percent less than the last listed asking price of $1.74 million. It was first listed last October for $1.895 million.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Hamptons

Photo: Gavin Zeigler for Sotheby’s International Realty

In 1998, the same year she began her breakout role in Sex and the City, actress Kim Cattrall bought this East Hampton home for just $450,000, according to the New York Times, who first reported that it’s now been listed for $3,250,000. The shingled home is a lovely mix of casual beach house and contemporary design, and the property also has a detached studio. “I thought about selling the property after my divorce in 2004,” Cattrall told the Times, “but I just couldn’t — 22 years later, it’s time.”

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