Mysteries of Brooklyn
It’s good to change with the times, move to new neighborhoods (boroughs even!), expand one’s client-base. But, you know, nothing too wild, like buying groceries in Brooklyn.
In a Real Deal profile, Brooklynite Elizabeth Stribling talks about how she and her brokerage firm have changed, expanding their focus beyond the most elite and elitist precincts of Manhattan, but reveals that she still does her grocery shopping on the Upper East Side.
Stribling describes it as “a masterful mix of prewar charm and modern conveniences.” Aside from a color palatte that reminds one strongly of a baby shower, this co-op at 520 East 86th Street, asking $2.15 million, combines classic and contemporary luxury.
Oversized windows provide north, south and east exposures, flooding all 1,900 square feet of the Read More
Vicki Rosen-Solomon, widow of Adam Solomon, the onetime chairman of private-equity firm Stonewater Capital, has finally sold her three-bedroom, 10th-floor apartment at 956 Fifth Avenue for $12.5 million. Originally listed in September 2009 for $14.475 million, the Web site Cityfile reported that the apartment went into contract in December. Now, according to city records, Read More
In June, The Observer warned that the Italian businessman Luigi Zunino had been desperately trying to come up with the money to close on his $45 million–or–so deal for the Plaza‘s gargantuan third-floor sprawl. A year earlier, there had been reports that Mr. Zunino was looking to sell his place for $100 million, Read More
When brokers from the most posh Manhattan brokerages filed into a penthouse at 133 East 64th Street for a secret meeting earlier this month, the fact that the place had been seized two weeks earlier by U.S. marshals from contemporary America’s greatest financial villain was not the only thing on their minds.
What must have Read More