– Believe it or not, the storage business is big money. Maybe it’s because everybody has tiny apartments. But not Nicholas Coslov, who just bought at 2,013-square-foot apartment in The Olcott at palindromic 27 West 72nd Street. Mr. Coslov and his wife Nicole spent $3.4 million of those hard-earned storage bucks — he is the CEO of Storage Deluxe — on this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath spread, which they bought from Haejin Baek, who is in charge of Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets at Barclays Capital. Ms. Baek made the top of Institutional Investor’s 2006 real estate Rising Stars list.
– Roger Holstein, a manager at private equity house Vestar, has just landed a beauty of a duplex at the Trump Heritage, the northernmost building at Donald Trump’s Riverside South complex. The price was a cool $6 million, down from $7.5 million as of last May. Located in the building’s curving northern half, the duplex boasts expansive Hudson River views and a 180-square-foot walk-in closet for the master bedroom. There are four bedchambers in total and an equal number of bathrooms. A spectacular double-height living room looks out onto the 60-foot terrace on the lower level.
– As the Post reported Saturday, Russell Brand and his Elmo-taunting squeeze Katy Perry bought a Tribeca condo at 65 North Moore Street. The couple paid $2.68 million for the top-floor duplex, according to city records, where the buyers are listed as, among others, Hollywood big Steve Bing. Will they be sharing the crash pad/tax haven (the Post alleges the latter was the purpose of the purchase).
– Make him an offer he can’t refuse! The Observer‘s favorite tabloid — besides us! — is reporting that actor Dominic Chianese, best known for playing Uncle Junior on The Sopranos, has whacked 250Gs off his East 89th Street two-bedroom co-op, for a current ask of $1.9 Million. Throw in another $550,000 and the upstairs one-bedroom can be yours, too.