Former New York Times executive editor Howell Raines–who was forced out of paper after the Jayson Blair debacle–is now getting out of the West Village, too (and, as far as we can tell, out of New York City entirely).
Mr. Raines recently sold his West 11th Street townhouse for $3.5 million, according to city deed-transfer records.
Mr. Raines–who purchased the house in 1996–has been renting it out for some time, while spending his days in his Pennsylvania country house.
Last May, actress Christina Applegate reportedly rented the 18-foot-wide townhouse while performing on Broadway.
Mr. Raines hadn’t yet responded to an email asking about the sale, as of this posting.
– Michael Calderone