By Amanda Julius 7/26/10 5:25pm
— Robert Pangia, partner at Leading Edge Management Consultants, has purchased a sizeable apartment at 500 Greenwich Street for the equally hefty pricetag of $6.2 million, $500,000 down from the initial asking price. The open-plan loft, all 4,407 square feet of it, includes four bedrooms and is located on the corner Read More
By Amanda Julius 7/23/10 8:10pm
- Four years after being ousted, along with other members, from the Trump Place condo board amidst complaints of an $80,000 office-expenses fee and $300,000 in ConEd charges (Gothamist: “Awesome”), Donald Trump Jr. recently bade the building a final adieu. Taking over his $1.8 million apartment and the white-glove Read More
By Amanda Julius 7/22/10 2:03pm
Hillel Nahmad, scion of the much fêted or hated Nahmad art-dealing family—depending who you talk to—is expanding his Trump Tower empire. Mr. Nahmad paid $5 million for the apartment next door to his own, small fry to a man whose family owns $900 million in Picassos. Neighboring Fifth Avenue Trump-devotees include Gucci, Miss Read More
By Amanda Julius 7/21/10 5:34pm
— Alexandra Donati, daughter of the late surrealist painter Enrico, whose works have graced the walls of MoMA and the Guggenheim (the latter to great art scandal, as visitors attempted to pick off pieces of paint from his canvas), has purchased her father’s $1.7 million home at 935 Park Avenue from her mother, Read More
By Amanda Julius 7/21/10 2:17am
Museum eateries are, by and large, airy, pretty, tasty-and exceptionally well air-conditioned. New York boasts many, a handful of which are much less well known for their culinary accomplishments than they deserve to be. Here’s a few, along with a look at what’s on view before or after the meal.
The Neue Read More
By Amanda Julius 7/20/10 3:26pm
— Residents of 401 East 84th Street, welcome New York’s self-proclaimed only humanistic rabbi to your bosom! Executive director for the Center for Cultural Judaism and writer for Moment magazine’s “Ask the Rabbi” column, rabbi Peter Schweitzer spent $2.5 million on two adjacent apartments in the Dunhill building.
— Christopher Falkenberg, Read More
By Amanda Julius 7/19/10 4:31pm
Superior Ink, the new Robert A.M. Stern-designed West Village condominium on West 12th Street (profiled by The Observer‘s Chloe Malle this spring), is turning its luxury eye to two-wheel rides. Residents of the building have been spotted taking advantage of its bicycle valet service, according to The Villager (and spotted by Read More
By Amanda Julius 7/19/10 3:29pm
— Charlie Palmer, four-time Michelin star winner and the restauranteur behind the Upper East Side’s Aureole, has purchased a $1.5 million apartment in the Devonshire House building on 28 East 10th Street. Mr. Palmer will be moving a few floors up from New York’s own mad scientist.
— Jacqueline Bikoff of Read More
By Amanda Julius 7/16/10 6:21pm
— Douglas A. Cooper, travel writer, New York magazine contributor and novelist once compared to Vladimir Nabokov by The New York Times, spent $1.9 million on a two-bedroom apartment at 1140 Fifth Avenue last week. Cooper drove a hard bargain—it was listed for $2.1 million.
— Robert C. Beck, bio-technologist Read More