Greenwich can be lovely: it’s quiet. The houses are huge. The lawns come in lush expanses rather than pots or postage stamps. But it’s too quiet for some, or at least Dinesh Paliwal wanted a richer soundscape than what the tony suburb had to offer.
Mr. Paliwal, the president and CEO of audio systems giant Harman International, has purchased a two-bedroom, 2.5-bath apartment at the Plaza, according to city records. He and wife Ila are either picking up a new pied-a-terre or getting the hell out of the suburbs altogether.
Former EMI chairman and CEO Alain Levy was apparently eager to make his 18th floor condo at the Plaza a thing of the past. He sold the one-bedroom for almost the same amount he paid for it back in 2008—handing it off for a mere $6.3 million, according to city records.
It was, apparently, time to move on. And Mr. Levy, no stranger to the winds of change, did not cling to his one-bedroom, 1.5-bath condo with its original marble mosaic patterned floors. That would be like clutching a case of CDs—or worse yet, cassette tapes—to one’s chest and pretending that the future was not here.