Bob Giraldi, Michael Jackson’s Director on ‘Beat It,’ Sells in Richard Meier’s 176 Perry

176 perry Bob Giraldi, Michael Jacksons Director on Beat It, Sells in Richard Meiers 176 Perry

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The director of Michael Jackson’s 1980s touchstone “Beat It” video has sold his West Village condo for $7.35 million. Bob Giraldi, who also directed the infamous Pepsi commercial in which MJ’s hair caught fire, has since moved on to different things, co-founding online mag StarChefs.com with co-producer and co-signer on the Perry Street deed, Patti Greaney.

Mr. Giraldi and Ms. Greaney’s home is located one of Richard Meier’s glassy buildings on the Hudson at 176 Perry Street. Hugh Jackman once rented in the building, and Nicole Kidman owns a place just six floors up, although the actress was reportedly shopping for renters last year.

Mr. Giraldi and Ms. Greaney’s former three-bed, two-bath spans 3,785 square feet, with”EXTRAORDINARY VIEWS of the Hudson River, Hudson River Park and downtown,” according to a Corcoran listing. New residents Andrew and Barbara Leigh, however, are used to a quite different shoreline: according to the property deed, the couple hail from Los Angeles. Mr. Leigh is the president of Jerry Leigh of California, a clothing manufacturing company.

The Observer called Bill Kowalczuk, formerly of Corcoran, who listed the property with Brendan Coleman, but Mr. Kowalczuk cited numerous confidentiality agreements that had been signed throughout the course of the deal.

Slow post-hurricane Monday? Watch Mr. Giraldi’s video here.

eknutsen@observer.com