Monday: Spitzer! Shakira and Pink Floyd! Larry or Sergey?
By Staff | 10/30/06 8:30am
Real estate don’t lie
A Google founder is headed to a $30 million apartment at 15 Central Park West. Sadly, New York isn’t sure if it’s Larry Page or Sergey Brin. Plus, Arnold Rothstein’s Franconia is selling its roof. (New York Magazine)
Eliot Spitzer happens to have a dad who’s built up $500 million-worth of real estate. (That’s half a billion dollars.) Among his jewels are 1050 and 800 Fifth Avenue, the Corinthian on East 38th, and the curvy 200 Central Park South–which Eliot once owned a part of. (NY Daily News)
The duplex penthouse at 823 Park sold for $30 million, which is a record for the modest little avenue. Tragically, the apartment and its rooftop garden will belong to a hedge fund kid, who had been “prowling the market for trophy properties.” (NY Times)
In Crain’s this week: wonderful Tower Records is gone, which means West 66th and East 4th will soon be much less cooler. Also, Duane Reade “gets kinky” by hawking a high-end line of erotic goods. (Crain’s premium)
Last week Forbes reported that hip-shaker Shakira and Pink Floyd’s elderly frontman Roger Waters are buying (and developing) a 700-acre island in the Bahamas. It takes time for news like that to really sink in. (Forbes)