In Deed! April 19, 2010

theheritage In Deed! April 19, 2010Our daily roundup of the most notable high-end residential transactions from the past 24 hours.

Randal A. Nardone, co-founder and COO of Fortress Investment Group, and his wife, Melani, sold their apartment at the Heritage at Trump Place at 240 Riverside Boulevard for $9 million to Sylvain Mirochnikoff and his wife, Xena Warrior Princess actress Rebekah Mercer. The “sprawling” open-floor-plan, river-view four-bedroom was listed by Corcoran’s David Chang. Mr. Mirochnikoff, an exotic equity derivatives trader at Morgan Stanley, and Ms. Mercer currently own the apartment above the Nardones’ double-unit condo, which would suggest the couple plan to combine the two floors. Filed: 4.19.10

–New York Apple Tours president Hayim Grant sold his apartment at 157 East 74th Street to the Leichtman/Levine Living Trust for $4.495 million. The seller’s father, Harry Grant, a New Jersey developer, pioneered the idea of bringing bright red British double-decker buses into Manhattan as tourist lures—it worked. The apartment, “a serene and tranquil” three-bedroom with a grill-equipped terrace, was listed by Corcoran’s Robert Browne, Chris Kann and Gregory Sullivan. Filed: 4.16.10

–Internet investor Bob Pittman, a founder of MTV and former head honcho at AOL Time Warner, paid $2.2 million for the 1 York Street apartment of Mark Barnes, COO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and pyschiatrist John Grimaldi. The two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom with wide-plank oak flooring was listed by Prudential Douglas Elliman’s Jason Karadus and Jason Amirian. Filed: 4.16.10

Stephen and Susan Olderman sold their apartment at 45 Gramercy Park North to Edwin and Vivian Fancher for $3.975 million. The triple-mint renovated apartment comes with a much-coveted key to Gramercy Park. Warburg’s Judith Thorn and Joy Grossman had the listing for the 9-foot-ceilinged three-bedroom. Filed: 4.19.10

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