Sometimes it feels like a more apt name for this publication is The New York Obsessive, because in some capacities, particularly who is buying and selling what outrageous apartments, that is precisely how we behave. To bring you all the moves fit to print, it takes a certain dedication to the city’s public records database, which we comb ruthlessly every day. Every hour. Every minute. Sometimes a gem crosses our compute screen, not necessarily noteworthy as much as notable/amusing. This is one of those cases.
On the cobblestone streets of that sort-of-made-up neighborhood of Noho, a loft, the kind of loft you would expect, has just sold. The price paid for a sixth floor co-op at 48 Great Jones Street was a respectable if expected $3.5 million, exactly the asking price for the bow-tie-shaped three-bedroom. It last sold in 2008 for $2.96 million.
“Masterfully renovated with no expense spared, this gorgeous triple-mint loft offers approximately 2600SF of unique luxury living in the historical and most vibrant neighborhood of NoHo,” coos reality TV stars and Elliman brokers Frederik Eklund and John Gomes in their listing. Still, pretty standard fare.
The buyer, Elaine Musselman, is either a middle artist or yoga-non-profiteer—about what one would expect for the neighborhood.
The sellers? Alice Ho and Albrty Oh. We double checked, and that’s no typo. To which all we can say is Oh ho ho.