In Deed! Scharf Attack; The Ultimate Soho Penthouse for Leonard Stern; Citi Guy Flies to Aerial West

sterns In Deed! Scharf Attack; The Ultimate Soho Penthouse for Leonard Stern; Citi Guy Flies to Aerial West – Edwin C. Cohen, son of Nixon Treasury Secretary Edwin S. Cohen, snipped the price on his Central Park West coop last year to $10.75 million, just below the $11 million he paid for his pad in 2006. Well, take another million off that, as the General Atlantic boss has sold his 101 Central Park West coop for $9.75 million. The buyer is fellow banker Charles Scharf, Head of Retail Financial Services for JPMorgan Chase, and his wife Amy. The couple currently reside in Scarsdale and now have a a 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom home in the city.

 – As Curbed reported earlier today, Leonard Stern has landed the ultimate Soho penthouse at 495 West Broadway for a whopping $14.25 million, down from $16.5 million. The billionaire, who among other things built the nearby Tibeca Grand and Soho Grand hotels and put the Stern in NYU’s business school, has snagged the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom duplex with a wraparound patio. If that weren’t enough, this could just be another crash pad, as the septegarian is waiting out renovations on his Fifth Avenue mansion. The seller was recruiting maven Joseph Goldsmith.

 – Dickson Chu made his name in tech, working for the likes of Yahoo and PayPal, but now he is in charge of development and products for Citi. He and wife Kristin have landed at Extell’s notorious Aerial West at 245 West 99th Street, paying $2.7 million for a unit near the bottom of the 31-story tower. For a San Franciscan, the pad must even seem big, with four bedrooms, three baths and 2,349-square-feet.

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