Besties! Cynthia Nixon Buys Around the Corner from SJP

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Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon, perhaps best known as Carrie’s dowdy lawyer friend Miranda on Sex and the City, is no stranger to the limelight of late. She shaved her head for a Broadway play and courted controversy by saying she had “chosen” to be in a gay relationship, drawing the ire of the gay community. She later clarified the comments to The Advocate that her sexuality remained in-grained from birth.

And good thing she did, or her new neighbors from Noho and the Village might have picketed outside her door!

Ms. Nixon and her partner Christine Marinoni have purchased a new loft home at 10 Bleecker Street, city records show, which means she’ll be just a few blocks from her buddy Sarah Jessica Parker. Ms. Nixon paid $3.25 million for the place.

The move is a big one for Ms. Nixon and Ms. Marinoni who, according to the deed, currently live way up on West 78th Street. Their new Noho home, however, will have all the features they’ve come to expect of uptown living.

The four-bedroom, four-bath loft was recently renovated, according to broker Benjamin Glazer, who held the listing with fellow Prudential Elliman broker Darren Sukenik. “It’s a great sized, stunning apartment,” Mr. Glazer said. While he wouldn’t speak about Ms. Nixon, he said that the buyers were drawn to “the size and location” of the loft.

Spanning 2,500 square feet, the home has a central kitchen flanked by the bedrooms and a 300-square-foot living room. And if the “architecturally important floorplan” didn’t have you hooked, “This truly turnkey loft is Magazine Quality,” according to Mr. Glazer and Mr. Sukenik. Someone get those guys a raise!

Ms. Nixon and Ms. Marinoni bought the place from photographers Brian Hagiwara and Brett Baughman, who purchased the apartment in 2007 for $2 million.

eknutsen@observer.com