Stone Slashes; Burkle Buying?

stone Stone Slashes; Burkle Buying?
Stone Phillips.

Television journalist Stone Phillips has just slashed $1 million off the asking price for his West 72nd Street penthouse, according to the New York Post. The Dateline NBC anchor is now asking $4.45 million for the apartment, listed with the Corcoran Group. And good news: there’s an open house this weekend!

Also, (we refuse to write “babe-loving”) billionaire Ron Burkle has been seen looking for a full-floor pad in Tribeca. But didn’t that whole Jared Paul Stern mess take place in a Tribeca apartment that Mr. Burkle renting at the time? Why not try another neighborhood?

And is the Forward Building–which The Observer recently profiled–now the “Dakota of the Lower East Side?” The Post emphatically says no!

- Michael Calderone