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 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.

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