Come the end of this week, a coterie of top brokers (like the game Mafia, no one will outwardly admit to having been tapped, but the usual suspects are presumed) will vie for the Petrossian of Candela caviar: the high-floor, five-bedroom duplex at 770 Park Avenue belonging to convicted felon Hassan Nemazee. Nemazee is serving Read More
By Chloe Malle 12/14/10 5:06pm
After a rollercoaster ride on the market that included a 59 percent price-cut, brokerage swaps and the oddest combination of memorial and open-house in the history of Candela-designed co-ops, little regarding the late William F. Buckley Jr.‘s 778 Park Avenue maisonette could raise eyebrows. That is until a Tuesday morning closing sealed Mark and Renee Read More
By Chloe Malle 12/08/10 3:01am
A motley Manhattan crew turned out on the chilly first evening of December for the premiere of All Good Things, the Kirsten Dunst-starring feature inspired by the murder of Kathy Durst, wife of Robert Durst, scion of the Time Square real estate family. A New York crowd for a New York story, the guests ranged Read More
By Chloe Malle 12/08/10 2:02am
“You should be shaking!” Physique 57 co-founder Tanya Becker belted out to her grimacing class. A chorus of socked feet swanned through the air like a synchronized swimming formation poised for an aerial view. Instead of Esther Williams, Ms. Becker led the herd.
On a recent weekday, the 44 feet, angled toward the skylights in Read More
By Chloe Malle 11/23/10 4:04am
“Where would you like to go?” a construction worker asked. Everyone was in hard hats.
“Uh, we’re going to 37, take us to–” someone started to say.
“Heaven!” Frank Gehry chimed in. “We’d like to go to heaven. Press heaven!”
As the recently installed elevator at 8 Spruce Street floated soundlessly upward, Mr. Gehry, the Read More
By Chloe Malle 11/23/10 3:54am
Theater czar Hal Prince is a master of production, but even his near-$10 million price chop at peerless 834 Fifth Avenue pales in comparison to the expected yet gasp-inducing cut downstairs. Leslie and Abigail Wexner‘s fifth- and sixth-floor duplex was quietly listed for $60 million in January 2009, eerily mid-crash. Though never officially on the Read More
By Chloe Malle 11/17/10 11:40pm
SNL real estate palooza!
If Manhattan real estate transfers are any barometer for Big Apple success, graduates of the Lorne Michaels school of comedy are certainly having the last laugh. Last week The Observer reported that Jimmy Fallon and wife, Nancy Juvonen, purchased a third apartment at fancy 34 Gramercy Park East; Read More
By Chloe Malle 11/16/10 4:49pm
While everyone was eagle-eyed on the upstairs Astor listing and downstairs Buckley maisonette, David S. Winter was busy taking a shine to the fifth-floor apartment which city records report he purchased for $26 million, with wife Elizabeth, making it the third highest price ever paid in the handsome Candela-designed co-op.
The apartment does not appear Read More
By Chloe Malle 11/12/10 10:54pm
Martin Broughton doesn’t like to take his shoes off. At least not when passing through airport security. The CEO of British Airways recently made headlines publicly deriding the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for demanding excessive security measures from U.K. airport officials, telling the Financial Times, “America does not do internally a Read More
By Chloe Malle 11/12/10 10:15pm
Just when we thought Conan was getting all the attention again, late night host Jimmy Fallon brings the camera back to himself with a real estate curveball.