Another Price Cut for the Fleiss Duplex

cityfile · 02/10/09 08:19AM

• Last June, Karen and David Fleiss listed their duplex at 1030 Fifth Avenue for $47.5 million, later cutting the price down to $39.95 million and then $34.5 million. When that didn't pan out, they tried selling just the bottom floor for $15 million. Apparently that didn't work either, and so now the couple is back to offering discounts. The eight-bedroom spread is now on the market for $25 million, almost half what the couple was asking for it a mere eight months ago. [Cityfile, PDE]
• Bar Pitti owners Giovanni and Michele Tognozzi have paid $1.6 million for a five-bedroom house in Peconic on the North Fork of Long Island. [Newsday]
• Former Newsday publisher Raymond Jansen, who lowered the price of his Lloyd Neck home earlier this month, has gone into contract to sell the waterfront estate. [Newsday]

Four Stars for Corton, Momofuku Bakery Debuts

cityfile · 11/17/08 02:25PM

New York's Adam Platt hands out four stars to Drew Nieporent's Corton this week, praising chef Paul Liebrandt's cuisine as "technically complex without being exhibitionist." [NYM]
David Chang's Momofuku Bakery & Milk Bar opened on Saturday. Grub Street has rounded up the public reception. [GS]
♦ A handful of spots including Marquee and the Tribeca Grand have been denied permits by the State Liquor Authority to stay open late on New Year's Eve. [NYP]
♦ A detailed history of the epic battle between Da Silvano's Silvano Marchetto and Bar Pitti's Giovanni Tognozzi. [Page Six Magazine]

A New Zagat Survey, Pizza Instead of Power Lunches

cityfile · 10/07/08 02:38PM

♦ The 2009 Zagat guide to New York restaurants was released today. Momofuku Ko was named best newcomer, while Per Se led the pack in food and service. [Zagat]
Vice just released a New York restaurant guide, too. [Vice via Eater]
♦ A list of bars where you can watch the debate. [NYM]
♦ What are Wall Streeters doing now that they have no money? They're skipping power lunches and opting for pizza instead. [NYP]