Nic Cage Finds a Buyer

cityfile · 08/27/09 07:40AM

• Nicolas Cage may have found a buyer for his 48th-floor apartment at the Olympic Tower on Fifth Avenue. Cage has reportedly received two offers on the 3,550-square-feet pad, which was most recently listed for $9.75 million. [NYP, BHS]
• Investment banker Tom Whalen and his wife Dana English have closed on the sale of their 8,000-square-foot townhouse at 34 West 10th Street. The 19th-century manse, which was rumored to be selling to an unidentified Texas banker for $15 million earlier this summer, sold for $15.4 million to an entity called Go Yard LLC. [Cityfile]
• Arvind and Shilpa Sanger have paid $11.98 million for a penthouse at 170 East End Avenue. Arvind, who founded Geosphere Capital in 2007, previously worked for Steve Cohen's Connecticut-based SAC Capital. [Cityfile]

Nascar Driver Lists, Divorce Attorney Buys

cityfile · 07/31/09 07:27AM

• Nascar driver Jimmie Johnson has put his 3,200-square-foot loft at 32 West 18th Street on the market for $4.395 million. Johnson and his wife Chandra picked up the three-bedroom pied-à-terre for $3.98 million in 2007. [WSJ, Halstead]
• Robert Cohen, the divorce attorney who counts Michael Bloomberg, Ivana Trump, Henry Kravis and Uma Thurman as clients, has picked up a new place. (He sold his apartment at 920 Fifth Avenue for $8.3 million last year.) Cohen and his wife, Stephanie Stiefel, paid $4.4 million for a two-bedroom apartment at One Beekman Place. [NYO]
• Philanthropists Amnon and Caren Heller Barness have cut the price of their penthouse at Trump Park Avenue for a second time since it was listed last year for $15 million. The four-bedroom is now $12.5 million. [Cityfile, PDE]

Googler Buys Prospect Park Townhouse

cityfile · 07/13/09 07:32AM

• It turns out Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick aren't moving to Brooklyn after all. Shooting down a story that first appeared in the Post, the Times reports that the mystery buyers behind the $8.45 million purchase of Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany's townhouse at 17 Prospect Park West are actually "a wealthy Google engineer and his wife," who bought the home through a company called Harken Pretty and "asked that their names not be published." [NYT]
• Philanthropists Amnon and Caren Heller Barness, who paid $12 million for a penthouse at Trump Park Avenue last year, have sold their former apartment at 1016 Fifth. The two-bedroom co-op was purchased for $4.2 million by attorney Peter Sloane and his wife, real estate agent Jaar-mel Sloane. [Cityfile]
• After more than a year on the market (and a $10 million price cut), the Sloane Mansion is officially off the market. The 18,500-square-foot home had been listed with Paula Del Nunzio for or $54 million. [NYO, previously]