She may not wield political power in her homeland, but emigré princess Kristina Kovalenko is definitely trying to harness the power of the Manhattan real estate market.
The Russian royal, who hails from the republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, bought her four-bedroom, four bath condo for $4.2 million back in August 2009, city records show. In the meantime, Ms. Kovalenko has kitted out the luxurious Lincoln Square condo at 43 West 64th Street in a fashion befitting an Eastern European monarch. There is lots of black leather, bright red and metallic accents and in the living room, not one but two baby grands (one in white, one in black). Now she’s asking $8 million for the place. Read More