The country observed a moment of silence, as did city records, but the blogosphere never stops chattering.
—Recording exec Edgar Bronfman Jr. buys a $23 million pad. Or does he? The item was in The New York Post this morning but is no longer up on the Web site.
—Martha Stewart‘s spot in the sky at 173 Perry Street — long an Observer favorite — just got a $2 million price cut. The apartment, which was asking $15.9 million in February is back on the market with Sotheby’s for $13.9 million with some new pics.
—Project Runway lovely Nina Garcia lists UES combo for $8.5 million. Ms. Garcia bought the two units for $3.7 million and $1.2 million in 2005 and 2006. Real Estalker offers a tour so thorough it’s almost better than the real thing, including every last powder room, walk-in closet and, of course, the dozen emerald-velvet dining room chairs. And no, reality TV doesn’t pay quite that well. Ms. Garcia is apparently also the heiress of a shipping tycoon.
–As if there weren’t enough beautiful people already on the market, another Project Runway alum, designer Nicholas D’Aurizio, is said to be checking out a $2,575-per-month, 883-square-foot duplex with a private balcony at the new 75 Grand rental development. Brooklyn may be good enough for us common folks, but for celebs it “might be a bit off the beaten path,” says the Post.