Famed editor Judith Regan decamped for Los Angeles years ago, but enjoyed keeping one foot in the city where her meteoric rise to fame happened. So she bought a sprawling 3,200-square-foot loft in Chinatown (or Soho, depending on whom you ask) back in 2005. But as she told a Daily Beast reporter in 2010, her affection faded after the apartment flooded. Twice. The
Well, Ms. Regan and her apartment have finally broken up. The editor, radio show host, producer and woman-about-town sold the pied-à-terre at 129 Lafayette Street for $3.9 million, according to city records. We suppose the
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No regrets from Ms. Regan, we suppose, who was trying to rent the place even before she sold it, asking a steep $18,000 a month for the three-bedroom, 2.5-bath pad. Even if it does have 12-foot ceilings and “a true cook’s kitchen [with] double Thermador ovens and a Viking 6 burner stove,” that sounds kind of steep, especially considering that Ms. Regan paid $2.7 million for the apartment in 2005. After her many wild successes, she probably saw no harm in trying for another, but not everything can be another Regan Books.