— Joel Ackerman, managing director at Warburg Pincus and board member at several other companies, according to Business Week, has bought on one of the Upper East Side’s most exclusive blocks. His new $7 million apartment at 17 East 79th Street, which sits between Madison and Fifth avenues, puts him just feet away from fellow 79th Street denizens Mayor Bloomberg, Eliot Spitzer and Art Garfunkel.
— Another day, another loft-buying managing director. This time Goldman Sachs’ Ashot Ordukhanyan, who has purchased a $2.5 million apartment at 20-26 North Moore Street in Tribeca. The open-plan loft, which the listing assures us is “EXTRAORDINARY!,” occupies the entire fifth floor of the building. Mr. Ordukhanyan joins a wholly incongruous list of luminaries who have called the street home, among them Lindsay Lohan, the Ghostbusters, President Kennedy and Ice Cube.