–CocaCola’s one-time chief spinmeister has bought a $1.125 million co-op at 1010 Third Avenue on 61st Street. Charles Holleran, who has also worked for Ford, and wife, Kathryn Holleran, a managing director at AIG, have purchased the unlisted spread from Jonathan Popper, of Morgan Stanley, and his wife, Karla Popper, a venture capitalist.
–Another Plaza Read More
Building staff get all kinds of tips for the holidays, from cash to cars to fruitcake, but what about a $3.1 million apartment?
On Christmas, The Journal reported that Edwin Pinzon, the superintendent for the recently converted Plaza, received what is probably the most expensive staff apartment in the city.
While many Read More
ROUND 'EM UP, In Other News
- When asked about his relationship with Ed Westwick, Penn Badgley says flippantly, “We’re not friends.” Who are you Penn, Kelly Bensimon?
- The Situation is opening a gym at The Plaza, apparently. Next up: a tanning salon at the W.?
Last summer, the Plaza introduced special party packages devoted to storybook heroine Eloise; this summer, they’ve gone one better and created an Eloise theme park. Or, rather, a theme suite, as envisioned by Betsy Johnson. According to the Village Voice:
Johnson, known for bold, eccentric, and oft wacky clothing designs, Read More
Late last week, the Midtown North police precinct detected a pattern in burglaries within several Midtown hotels. A woman and a man allegedly sneaked into three midtown hotels and swiped valuables from hotel guests.
On Thursday, July 15, around 7:30 p.m. the couple lifted a high-end watch from a guest at the Sheraton. Then, on Read More
The third floor of The Plaza is known as the “State Suite,” which could be because it’s about the same size as Rhode Island.
At 9,350 square feet, the L-shaped apartment spans the whole length of Eloise’s legendary reststop, with 110 feet of Central Park South skyline viewed through windows reaching almost the full height Read More
Of all the huge indignities suffered by deluxe pieces of Manhattan real estate this past year, not even Julian Schnabel’s fuchsia Palazzo Chupi has had more to put up with than the Plaza. There was the Russian oligarch who sued over his $53.5 million penthouse’s low ceilings and ugly drainage grates; the broker who said Read More
A slideshow of the $39 M. spread, back on the market… Berlusconi’s people checked it out! Read More
One of the genuinely great fracases in Manhattan real estate history has finally ended, but with a whimper. Andrei Vavilov, the Russian oligarch who sued the Plaza last year over a duplex penthouse and triplex penthouse he was supposed to buy there for $53.5 million, has finally left the building.
In January, he ended up 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 Read More