Carnegie Corporation Head Sells Fifth Avenue Spread to Financier

It looks like Giovanna Calvino is losing some brainy neighbors in the building next door.

David A. Hamburg, president emeritus of the Carnegie Corporation, and his wife Beatrix have just sold their exquisite three-bedroom co-op at 1140 Fifth Avenue, according to city records. (As The Observer reported yesterday, Calvino just bought at 1150.)

The unit is located on the southeast corner of the building, affording it grand views of the park from all 12 windows–even in the bathroom. Charles D. Klein, a founder of private equity outfit American Securities, bought the apartment for $2.5 million with his wife Jane Parsons Klein.

Hopefully they have some money left over, as the listing, with Corcoran’s Barbara Hochhauser, notes that, “The apartment needs a renovation but is well worth it.” Just consider those bones: “herringbone pattern wood floors, a wood burning fireplace, built in bookcases, thru-wall air conditioning and a washer/dryer.”

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