In Deed! Ralph Lauren COO Buys; McSweeney's Editor Sells; Nicole Kidman's New Neighbor

farah In Deed! Ralph Lauren COO Buys; McSweeney's Editor Sells; Nicole Kidman's New Neighbor–You don’t have to look far to find Ralph Lauren on the Upper East Side. Now the firm’s COO and president Roger Farah is strutting into a $2.125 million co-op in the neighborhood he helps clothe.

Mr. Farah, who also lists a suburban abode, will enjoy three gracious bedrooms and a Viking stove in the Emery Roth-designed gem at 190 East 72nd Street. With all those half-off sales on striped sailor gear, Mr. Farah managed to score quite a good deal himself. The apartment was originally listed for $2.65 million

–It’s lonely at the top. Just ask Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, who are reportedly in contract for half of the top floor at Annabelle Selldorf’s “Sky Garage” at 200 Eleventh Avenue. While the Kidman-Urban clan settled on the smaller penthouse asking $12.5 million unit, the $17.5 million one next-door just went into contract a week ago. Listing broker Leonard Steinberg of Douglas Elliman declined to comment on the buyer’s identity.

Those still fiddling with the ignition will be dismayed to learn all units in the building have now sold. But, fear not, when one garage door closes another is bound to open–especially with such a lucrative resale market.

UPDATE: Public records show that the buyer is an LLC affiliated with former Goldman Sachs Chair and Crestview Partners head Robert J. Hurst. 

McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern editor Sean Wilsey and his wife Daphne Beal, a former New Yorker editor, just sold their loft at 262 Mott Street for $3.525 million. The buyer is socialite Victoria Birch, the wife of Oppenheimer exec Robert Birch.

–If you’re still struggling to pay off your student loans, you’ll be none-too-pleased to learn that the president of Global Student Loan Corporation has sold his 250 Mercer Street three-bedroom for $2 million. The buyers are Sheeraz Qureshi, a Sloane Kettering doctor, and his wife, Irina Qureshi, a sports doctor.

–Levine Builders chair Jeffrey E. Levine and his wife, Randi, just bought a $12.75 million townhouse at 81 Barrow Street. The place has a fishtank that looks big enough to house a shark. The sellers are a quartet of middle-aged gentlemen: Robert Oliver, William Lavelle, Richard Wise and Douglas Elliman broker Frank Vecchio.

lkusisto@observer.com