In Deed! Former Secretary of the Army Clifford Alexander Jr. Sells at UN Plaza

30suttonplace In Deed! Former Secretary of the Army Clifford Alexander Jr. Sells at UN PlazaOur daily roundup of the most notable high-end residential transactions from the past 24 hours.

Clifford Alexander Jr. and his wife, Adele, sold their apartment at 860 United Nations Plaza to Kane Company Inc. Principal, John M. Kane and wife, Anita for $2.11 million. Mr. Alexander, a lawyer, businessman and public servant, served as the first African American Secretary of the Army, during the Carter administration. Ms. Alexander is a historian and member of the National Council on the Humanities. The couple’s daughter, Elizabeth Alexander, a poet and professor at Yale University, wrote and recited the poem, “Praise Song for the Day” at President Obama’s inauguration in 2009. The high-floor three-bedroom boasts sweeping river and city views through floor-to-ceiling windows. The apartment features a double-length corner living room and dining room and a master bedroom with ensuite marble bath. It was listed by Sotheby’s Nikki Field.

Corporate lawyer, J. Truman Bidwell Jr. sold his 30 Sutton Place penthouse to Marc and Michele Flaster for $3.7 million. Listed by Brown Harris Stevens’ Mary Rutherford and Leslie Coleman, the “unique” two-bedroom penthouse flaunts two “exquisitely landscaped terraces” with sweeping river views. In addition to a dining solarium and two wood-burning fireplaces the apartment comes with a lobby-level maid’s room and private bath which has been “retrofitted as an extensive wine cellar and storage space.”

Kevin Berryman, CFO of International Flavors & Fragrances and former CFO of Americas for Nestle Professional, and wife, Risa, bought a $1.925 million apartment at 144 Columbus Avenue from retired banking executive, Harry Stainrook and wife, Judith Swann. The apartment does not appear to have been listed.

–cmalle@observer.com