Six years ago, 249 Church Street would have rated a 22 or 23 in Edward Ernst “Ted” Zagat‘s book. The restaurant survey scion purchased a three-bedroom loft there, perhaps for the proximity to Bouley, The Odeon and Nobu, for $1.6 million. Having joined Facebook in April, he just sold the home for a very friendly $2.15 million.
While Mr. Zagat came to Tribeca from his native Upper West Side, the buyer is even more of a foreigner. Aidan P. Flatley is president and C.E.O. of the Ontario-based Kenaidan company. (Get it?Founded with a guy named Ken, sounds like Canadian—these guys are clever.) Mr. Flatley’s daughter Margaret is also listed on the deed and currently resides in the Village. According to a source, the 1,700-square-foot home is for her. Read More