In Deed! Ponzi Schemer’s Home Sells; Ute Lemper; 20-Somethings Nab Apthorp Pad; Gossip Guy Leaves ‘Mudd Club’

23 apthorp lg In Deed! Ponzi Schemers Home Sells; Ute Lemper; 20 Somethings Nab Apthorp Pad; Gossip Guy Leaves Mudd Club–The Tribeca home of convicted Ponzi schemer Hassan Nemazee has sold for $3.15 million. The millionaire Iranian investment banker bought the unit at 101 Warren Street for just over $3 million in better times. It was actually one of two apartments occupied by Mr. Nemazee’s kids, who were given two weeks to pack their things in March after their father agreed to let the U.S. Marshal’s Office auction his homes. The buyers were Stephen and Wendy Bass.

–German chanteuse Ute Lemper and her percussionist hubbie, Todd Turkisher, have bought the penthouse at 125 West 76th Street for $1.64 million. Ms. Lemper, an actress, alum of the Panama Drive Band and judge for the German Dancing with the Stars, already dwells on the Upper West Side with her three children. The unit wasn’t listed, but we can only imagine some soundproofing will be in order. 

–Another mystery at the haunted Apthorp. Two 20-somethings have bought at what appears to be another steep discount. Jennifer and Peter Bernstein have nabbed the second floor of a two-floor duplex that was previously listed for nearly $15 million for $2.2 million. Mr. Bernstein works for the family construction biz, while Ms. Bernstein is an interior designer — a skill set that’s likely to come in handy at the Gilded Age remainder

Gossip Girl producer Joshua Safran is out at 77 White Street. The Chinatown spot has been on the market for a couple of years, despite its great bones as the former home of the Mudd Club, and the fact that Mr. Safran advertised his star status right in the Warburg listing. It sold for $1.76 million, even though Warburg had originally listed it for nearly $2.7 million. A move out of the Lower East Side might be for the producer’s own good, given the show’s eviscerating take on NYU students. 

lkusisto@observer.com