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The judgments on Judge Judy might not be real, and the participants may only receive a few hundred dollars for appearing on the show, but Judith Sheindlin‘s payday is very real: the most famous judge on television just sold a pricey pied-à-terre at the Sherry Netherland Hotel, according to city records.
Her Honor (the woman, not the woman’s 150-foot yacht) picked up the two-bedroom co-op on the 11th floor of 781 Fifth Avenue back in 2009, paying $6.75 million. It was a healthy discount off the nearly $8 million ask—and a massive break from the original $15 million price tag the co-op was sporting back in 2008. But what goes around comes around and Judge Judy also got less than she wanted, settling for $8.5 million though she was originally asking $9 million.
Earlier this year, the investor Christopher H. Browne put his 515 Park Avenue duplex on the market for $32.5 million, even though the place was basically a one-bedroom apartment. There was a guest room, to be fair, but it was smaller than the master suite’s walk-in closet.
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Once it was mildly annoying, or at least completely boring, to hear that a Fifth Avenue co-op had passed from a recently deceased septuagenarian business tycoon to a slightly younger septuagenarian business tycoon. But now, considering how icy and morose the real estate market is, it’s a reason to rejoice.
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Last week, The Observer reported that financier Roberto de Guardiola, and his interior designer wife, Joanne, are selling their East 64th Street townhouse for close to $30 million. They certainly move fast. Now, the couple has bought five apartments in the Sherry Netherland Hotel, according to Page Six.
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New York friendships are a lot like New York roads: They have plenty of potholes. Sometimes, there are exceptions. Rita Delafield Kip and Payne Whitney Middleton met at Sarah Lawrence College 50 years ago. On Dec. 10, they gave a party to celebrate their lasting bond, co-hosted by Mrs. Middleton’s husband, Henry Middleton, at Doubles, Read More