Weekend Roundup: Diamond Tycoons, Drew Barrymore, and the G Train

Although the Plaza’s new ceiling is certainly newsworthy, what’s more exciting is that the state attorney general’s office just approved the conversion plan, which had been expected about two months ago. The 6,300-square-foot triplex is being offered at $32.5 million.

After famously battling De Beers, how tough could Manhattan’s condo world be for billionaire Lev Leviev? Now, alongside Shaya Boymelgreen, the developers go beyond Downtown by Starck with the conversion of 20 Pine Street.

Speaking of downtown luxury condos, Bruce Willis is heading for a penthouse at Cipriani’s 55 Wall Street for $10 million, according to the New York Post. And contrary to The Times star witness, there seems to be more evidence that Lenny Kravitz is not dropping $50 million on the Duke Semans mansion.

Staying nearby her Strokes beau, Drew Barrymore buys a Bleecker Street duplex for about $2.5 million, according to New York magazine.

And even though the G Train “smelled like a sewer,” an intrepid grad student moves to Greenpoint anyway. See you at the Pencil Factory, dude!

-Michael Calderone