– Nate Kempner, grandson of society stalwart and rail-thin haute couture clotheshorse Nan Kempner, bought a $1.52 million apartment at 30 Fifth Avenue with his newlywed bride, Baily, though the deed listed both parties by their more formal names, Thomas Kempner (after his late grandfather and Nan’s husband) and Edith B. Blair. The young couple bought the apartment from Timothy and Rebecca Brown. The Gold Coast Greenwich Village co-op was listed by Brown Harris Stevens’ Nancy Candib and Chris Dominiak.
– Rachel Uchitel, Tiger Woods’ prima mistress, has indeed purchased on Park. The Real Estalker comprehensively canvassed the rumors that family values-wielding neighbors didn’t want Ms. Uchitel coming by for a cup of sugar and discovered that the Park Avenue building Ms. Uchitel was being chased out of was south of Grand Central, not really co-op-snobbism central, or so we thought. Now TMZ reports that the club hostess (or whatever her job title is) has purchased the co-op apartment at 77 Park Avenue for $1.995 million (Curbed believed them, so we felt confident doing the same).
Curbed sagely points out: “As for those claims that the condo board is trying to keep her out, TMZ reports ‘she never had an issue and the buying process was “pretty easy.”‘ She also got a ‘pretty sweet deal,’ but isn’t scoring a three-bedroom Manhattan apartment with hush money a pretty sweet deal right from the get-go?”
– A 50-acre swath of land in Southampton has gone on the market for $81.5 million, Luxist reports. The property is the site of the first British settlement in New York, and is listed with Saunders and Associates’ honcho Andrew Saunders. Owner and developer Bob Gianos has divvied the site into 10 buildable lots with a central green area and preserved land bookending either side.