Peter Orszag may have dumped his pregnant girlfriend for a hot, young ABC correspondent in by no means the worst Democratic party scandal of 2009. But as every New Yorker knows, the best way to get even is to get better real estate.
The lithe Claire Milonas arrived on the arm of the lanky budget director at one of Obama’s inauguration balls, but the relationship fell apart even before she gave birth to his daughter in November 2009. Six weeks later prudish Washingtonians were scandalized by the announcement that he was engaged to Good Morning America anchor Bianna Golodryga.
But beautiful Greek shipping heiresses/venture capitalists have a way of bouncing back.
Ms. Milonas has nailed a $3.16 million three-bedroom in a pre-war co-op at 815 Park Avenue. Upgrading from a two-bedroom, $8,900-a-month rental at nearby 920 Park, she’ll now enjoy a windowed eat-in kitchen, a wood-burning fireplace in a spacious living area and an easy stroll to Museum Mile for the mommy and her probable baby genius.
What’s more, Ms. Milonas–who’s reportedly so thrifty she’s got an Amazon wishlist–bought the place for $500,000 off the original asking price of $3.65 million. The apartment was listed with Corcoran‘s Barbara Clement Gould and Carmen Marques Perez.
Mr. Orszag now works for CitiBank in New York, but there’s no public record of where he lives. We do know from voter registration records via PropertyShark that his wife, Ms. Golodryga, lists a middling far West Village rental building.