Our daily roundup of the most notable high-end residential transactions from the past 24 hours.
— Former Vibe editor and high-profiler profiler for magazines such as Vogue and New York, Jonathan van Meter, and his partner, editor and photographer Andrew Young, bought the third-floor unit at 209 East 2nd Street for $1,405,189. The new East Village development offers six full-floor lofts. Mr. Van Meter and Mr. Young scooped up a sponsor unit in the building, featuring a wood-burning fireplace and exposed brick walls giving the space, “that sense of pre-war elegance” contrasted with finishes that are “sleek and modern.” The keypad elevator-accessed loft, which is “sun-filled” throughout and boasts wide plank hardwood floors, was listed by Douglas Elliman’s Shawn Felker. Filed: 5.4.10
–Controversial literary agent David Vigliano bought a high-floor two-bedroom at 1020 Park Avenue for $1.275 million from Steven Brecher and Christin Shanahan (the two were married in 1999, but the deed lists both “Christin Shanahan” and “Christin Brecher,” leaving the state of their union unclear). The literary agent, whose client list ranges from Britney Spears, Michael Jackson and Courtney Love to magic man David Blaine to Times plagiarist Jayson Blair to the late Pope John Paull II, is known to have lived at One Union Square South, the same building as legendary art director George Lois. His new “sun-flooded Park Avenue home” was listed by Brown Harris Stevens’ Cordelia Robb who assures in the listing, “downsizing? upsizing? This is the place for you.” Filed: 5.5.10