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.
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We all knew this moment would come—after all, what was conservative View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck doing on the Upper West Side in the first place? Now she and ex-NFL-er husband Tim Hasselbeck have finally offloaded their four-bedroom condo at Ariel West, Gary Barnett’s glassy tower at 245 West 99th Street.
Sure, the couple took a loss on the place. They paid $3.3 million for the condo in 2008 and only got $3.1 million in this sale, city records show. But at least they got out! The couple is moving to Greenwich, Conn. with their three children, where they can count on a backyard, a three-story house and at least a few neighbors who have similar political leanings.
It’s a story practically tailored to inflame the current climate of frustration towards the financial sector cultivated by the Occupy Wall Street movement. On Monday, news broke of Greg Skidmore, Brandon Lacoff and Tim Davidson together winning a record-breaking $254.2 Powerball jackpot off of a single Connecticut lottery ticket. This wouldn’t be much for the press if the trio weren’t wealth managers employed by the Greenwich-based Belpointe Asset Management, which, of course, they are.
Manhattan Transfers Cheat Sheet
THE SUNDAY TRAIN TO GREENWICH left near the brunch hour and wound fast from Grand Central up out of the city, through the tree-dotted commuter towns, decrepit cities and expanses of green space. Just across the Connecticut border we stopped and at the taxi stand we spotted an editor from Interview magazine in red, bulb-shaped Read More
– The big deal of the day (or should we say Big Deal) is that the massive Helmsley mansion in Greenwich has finally sold, albeit at a considerable discount. From an original price of $125 million in 2008 — a year after Leona Helmsley died at the 40-acre property — to a Read More
Interview magazine publisher — and Polo enthusiast — Peter Brant and former supermodel Stephanie Seymour reunited yesterday after a year and a half of vicious divorce proceedings. Now they’re making the recommitment even more official. The New York Post reports that the couple is shopping around for townhouses on both sides of Central Park. It seems Read More