A Fortunate Play for Fortunoff Heir: Tiki Barber Sells For $3.495 M

87860150 A Fortunate Play for Fortunoff Heir: Tiki Barber Sells For $3.495 MWith the real estate market tougher than an NFL front line, Tiki Barber deserves credit for not fumbling the $3.495 million handoff of his East 69th Street apartment. The former New York Giants running back sold his sprawling co-op at 333 East 69th Street for the original October listing price. Mr. Barber, whose name appears on the deed in city records as Atiim Barber (his full name is Atiim Kiambu Hakeem-Ah “Tiki” Barber), and his wife, Ginny (Virginia on the deed), lateralled the high-floor apartment to none other than Fortunoff heir David Fortunoff (the family sold the company in 2005 and, the company filed for bankruptcy in 2008).

The “stunning architecturally designed triple mint” apartment boasts at least four bedrooms and a maid’s room and was listed by Warburg Realty mom-and-daughter duo Bonnie and Lisa Chajet, who could not comment due to company policy. The open, loft-like floor plan includes a children’s wing, four “oversized” marbled bathrooms and “enormous California closets,” as well as a “nice-size” terrace—which sounds like it means small.  

Mr. Barber, who has been a correspondent on NBC’s The Today Show since 2007, is currently penning a memoir due out this fall. His spokesperson did not return requests for comment.

Turns out the listing, which finger-wags in warning at the end, was right: “This magnificent apartment is over 3000 square feet and will not last long. It is too good to be true.”

cmalle@observer.com