Clementina “Tina” Santi Flaherty won’t be leaving the penthouse after all at 1040 Fifth Avenue, the fabled limestone building that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis also called home.
Business trailblazer, socialite, author and self-declared “powerchick,” Ms. Flaherty is keeping the duplex penthouse that she and her ex-husband William Flaherty, a zinc magnate, purchased in happier times. She is paying $13 million for the privilege of staying, according to city records.
It’s easy to snicker about the tectonic prices paid for eight-room, three-terrace penthouses before the market’s inevitable downfall, unless you’re one of the penthouse owners who bought at the peak of the market. But Iris Cantor, the arts philanthropist whose late husband co-founded Cantor Fitzgerald, is unruffled.
In May 2006, she spent about Read More
Nicely suited Upper East Side agents openly chat about death leading to plush real estate sales (one broker is said to keep a list of the most aged owners at beloved 740 Park Avenue), but divorce is more gauche than simply passing on, which makes it a trickier subject.
Over the past few months, Read More