— A two-level penthouse in 166 Bank Street, just across the hall from Heidi Klum’s former Manhattan crash pad, has sold for $4.1 million. “This is the first offering in over 30 years of a unique and magnificent multi-level Penthouse in the sky,” said the Brown Harris Stevens listing. The buyer is Lane LaMure, a senior exec at hedge fund Atticus Capital (once part of the Rothschild empire) and a professor at Harvard Business School. Mr. Lane may have just missed the stunning Ms. Klum by a couple of years, but he will be able to drop by on her successors, Steve Joester, a gallery owner and former rock photographer, and his wife, Debra.
— The New York Times has the story of the man who inadvertantly purchased Joe DiMaggio‘s former apartment in 1959. And not just any former apartment, but the one where the Yankee Clipper slept while on his 56-game hitting streak. It could be a stroke of luck, or, as the Times notes, a sign that real estate has become just a touch more celebrity-obsessed since then.
— The Tudor Village home of the late Lovelia Fried Albright, the daughter of Mackay Construction George Fried and by some reports the first American to enter East Berlin during the Cold War, has sold for $1.07 million.
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