Raj Rajaratnam Sells on Sutton Place

cityfile · 02/12/10 09:05AM

• Time to sell off assets to pay the lawyers! Raj Rajaratnam, the scandal-plagued hedge fund billionaire who was arrested for fraud last October and has since been charged with masterminding the largest insider-trading racket in decades, has sold one of the apartments he owns at 60 Sutton Place South. The 8th-floor co-op, which the Galleon Group founder bought for $1.675 million in 2008, sold to Lewis Zuchman for $1.575 million. [Cityfile]

A Sale at 25 CPW; Alicia Keys Shops on the UES

cityfile · 01/04/10 09:36AM

• Theodore Friedman, a former negligence lawyer who was disbarred in 1994, and his wife, former New York Surrogate's Court judge Eve Preminger, have sold their three-bedroom penthouse at 25 Central Park West for $10.05 million. The couple first listed the 2,767-square-foot apartment, which features 900 square feet of outdoor space and 360-degree views, for $13.5 million in January of 2009. [Cityfile, Stribling]
• Are Alicia Keys and boyfriend Swizz Beatz planning to buy a duplex penthouse at 170 East End Avenue? That's the rumor, as the couple has reportedly toured the apartment several times recently. [NYP]

Gisele Wants Out on Barrow Street

cityfile · 09/11/09 08:00AM

Gisele Bundchen red-brick townhouse in the West Village is up for sale. The supermodel paid $5.8 million for 42 Barrow Street in 2005. (She bought the home under the name Casa Vida LLC; "Vida" also happens to be the name of her dog.) Now it's been listed with Prudential Douglas Elliman's Raphael De Niro for $13.95 million. [NYO]
• Eve Weinstein, the ex-wife of producer Harvey Weinstein, has gone into contract to sell her sixth-floor apartment at 1133 Fifth. The four-bedroom spread, which first hit the market in December 2008 for $13.5 million, had been listed most recently for $11.9 million. [Cityfile, Sotheby's]

Defense Exec Pays $8.5 Million at 25 Central Park West

cityfile · 03/17/09 07:28AM

• Robert Hytner, who founded the defense contractor Information Manufacturing Corporation before selling the company in 2007, has paid $8.5 million for a three-bedroom apartment at 25 Central Park West. The seller was media exec Adam Klein. [Cityfile]
• Kenneth Martin, who retired as the CFO of the pharma maker Wyeth in 2007, and his wife Christine, paid $2.575 million for a 14th-floor apartment at 455 East 86th Street. [Cityfile]
• Andrew Bares and Alla Kormilitsyna have lowered the price of their five-floor townhouse at 311 West 74th Street, which they purchased from jazz legend George Wein for $4.7 million in 2007. Originally listed in November at $11.995 million, it's now on the market for $9.985 million. [Cityfile, TE]