After spending nearly a year on the market, someone has finally put the key in the ignition of the 9th-floor co-op at 625 Park Avenue that belonged to the late Hess Corporation founder Leon Hess and wife Norma Wilentz Hess.
The four-bedroom co-op made its debut in 2010, asking $20 million at a time when $20 million was apparently still too much to ask (although 2011 was a pretty good year for some other pads in the building). Fortunately, you could scarcely pick a better time to sell a pricey Park Avenue pad these days, with the market for high-end properties exploding as the rest of the global economy implodes. To wit, Marjorie Gershwind Fiverson has just bought the unit from the Hess estate $17.25 million, according to city records.
Red Carpet Real Estate
What’s the saying? March goes in like a lion, out like a lamb? Whoever coined that turn of phrase must have been talking about frozen mutton: we’ll be leaving March in some of the coldest weather we’ve felt all year.
So we’ve been toying with the idea of putting together one of those clever, linkbaity where-should-Tim-Tebow-move stories, but it turns out the exercise would be moot. Just as Jeremy Lin wound up in Westchester like so many of his teammates—but not all of them—the pigskin Jesus will almost certainly move to Jersey. Somewhere like Alpine or Short Hills or just maybe next door to his new intercity rival in Hoboken.
And that is exactly where the New York Jets—despite the team name—want him, according to a rather zany report from Fox News. Because New York is basically Sodom and Gomorrah in Rex Ryan’s eyes.
The Statue of Liberty is Tebowing on the back cover of today’s New York Daily News.
The tabloid has swiftly transferred its hype-mongering efforts from Knicks phenomenon Jeremy Lin to the newest New York Jet, Tim Tebow, promising “Timsanity.”
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
On the occasion of Tim Tebow’s arrival to New York, we are reminded of Matthew 5:29: “If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.” Judging by the early reactions of New York sports fans to the news that Tim Tebow is headed to the New York Jets, he may in fact have to gouge his eyes out.
In the span of a few months,
1. New York City’s very own Archbishop Dolan becomes a Vatican-ordained Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
2. New York City’s Jeremy Lin, the biggest breakout of the 2012 NBA season, is deemed The New Tim Tebow.
Fellow New Yorkers, we’ve been through a lot. Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Joe Biden explaining to Car and Driver that he has never actually washed a 1981 Trans Am shirtless in the White House driveway. And that’s just in the last two weeks.
The last ten years? We barely know where to start.
The surgical spinal consultant for the New York Jets, Dr. Andrew Hecht, and wife Elana Laing just purchased a new home. Dr. Hecht is apparently gearing up for another big season, and decided to touch down on the Upper East Side on East 88th Street.
It’s official: For five weeks in August and September, our gridiron heroes, the New York Jets, will be featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks. Expect Rex Ryan’s profile to get even larger later this year (even if his waistline is, supposedly, getting smaller) with 25 hours a day of footage being taped of the team. It Read More
Rex Ryan is 3-1 as the new head coach of the New York Jets, and the Jets might be as good as their record. The second part is what would be unusual. The Jets are never as good as their record, not till the season is over, when they turn out to have been the Read More