In Deed! Would-Be Nabokov, Futuristic Inventor Buy

— Douglas A. Cooper, travel writer, New York magazine contributor and novelist once compared to Vladimir Nabokov by The New

Douglas A. Cooper, travel writer, New York magazine contributor and novelist once compared to Vladimir Nabokov by The New York Times, spent $1.9 million on a two-bedroom apartment at 1140 Fifth Avenue last week. Cooper drove a hard bargain—it was listed for $2.1 million.

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Robert C. Beck, bio-technologist and inventor of futuristic gadgets as if they were imagined in the 1970s, has spent $4.1 million on an East 10th Street apartment. The Devonshire House condo is in one of Greenwich Village’s most sought after pre-war buildings.

ajulius@observer.com

 

 

In Deed! Would-Be Nabokov, Futuristic Inventor Buy