Live the Alec Baldwin Way

Seth Abramovitch · 08/10/11 11:20PM

Now you can own the very pot Alec Baldwin refuses to shit or get off of. The 30 Rock star is unloading his 3,000 square-foot apartment in the El Dorado on Central Park West. Asking price? $9,500,000.

For Sale: Kate Hudson's Downtown Digs

cityfile · 09/23/09 07:58AM

• The four-story Soho townhouse that Kate Hudson currently rents (but does not own) is up for sale and now available at a discount. The 4,136-square-foot property located at 43 King Street, which comes with four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, four fireplaces and a private garden in the back, first went on the market in November 2008 for $6.25 million. It now can be yours for $4.95 million. [Real Estalker, Corcoran]
• Publishing entrepreneur Win McCormack has put his apartment at 170 East End Avenue on the market less than a year after he bought it for $8.75 million. The four-bedroom apartment with 1,600-square-foot terrace overlooking Gracie Mansion and the East River is currently listed for $10.5 million. [Curbed, Corcoran]
• Mark Brashear, who heads up Hugo Boss in the US, has paid $3.2 million for a 2,793-square-foot condo at 60 Beach Street in Tribeca. [Real Deal]

A Little Piece of Iceland On the Hudson

cityfile · 08/20/09 11:57AM

Björk and Matthew Barney have put their West Houston Street apartment up for sale now that the couple is relocating to Brooklyn Heights. But that's not the only property the quirky Icelandic singer and avant-garde artist are looking to dispose of, it seems. Björk's home in Snedens Landing, the tiny hamlet in Rockland County overlooking the Hudson River, is also available to buy ($1.8 million) or rent ($7,000 a month). Needless to say, you can't find a "formal" dining room constructed out of stone and decorated with hard-carved wooden furniture and reindeer antlers just anywhere. [Real Estalker]

Billy Joel Lists in Sagaponack

cityfile · 08/18/09 08:01AM

Billy Joel is looking for a buyer in Sagaponack. Now that he and wife Katie Lee Joel are splitting up, the singer is planning to sell the two oceanfront properties he bought for her in 2007. The four-bedroom mansion (No. 1) and smaller beach bungalow (No. 2) will be listed with Corcoran's Biana Stepanian for a combined $35 million. [NYP]
• Richard Bressler, the former CFO of Viacom and now a managing director at the private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners, went into contract to sell his duplex at 850 Park last month. Now he's picked up a new place. Bressler paid $7.15 million for a four-bedroom condo at 170 East End Avenue. [Cityfile]
• Mariann Florio, the widow of former Condé Nast CEO Steve Florio, has paid $1.65 million for a three-bedroom apartment at 235 East 73rd Street owned by former Bear Stearns exec Leo Tilman. She's still trying to sell her vacation home in Key Largo, Florida, which has been on the market for $8.9 million since last October. [Cityfile]

Nic Cage Keeps It Classy

cityfile · 07/02/09 03:45PM

After testing out the waters ever so briefly last November, Nicolas Cage has put his five-bedroom apartment at the Olympic Tower back on the market for $9.75 million, reports the Observer's Max Abelson. Shag carpets and a gleaming black marble bathroom: How could anyone resist, really? [NYO]

Kristen Johnston Lists West Village Condo

cityfile · 06/30/09 07:33AM

• Emmy-winning actress Kristen Johnston is selling her West Village duplex. The two-bedroom condo at 296 West 10th Street, which comes with solarium and terrace, "custom window treatments," and "Ralph Lauren carpet in the den," hit the market for $1.795 million late last week. [Cityfile, Corcoran]
• Retired Continental Airlines CEO Gordon Bethune has paid $5.882 million for a third-floor apartment at The Beresford on Central Park West. The three-bedroom pad had been listed for $6.95 million most recently. [Cityfile]
• Dr. Gary Roubin, Lenox Hill's chief of interventional cardiology, has re-listed the carriage house at 168 East 73rd Street he went into contract to sell in May. The deal fell through earlier this month, so now the 6,800-square-foot home is back on the market for $16.5 million. [Cityfile, SSNYC]

New Home for Tom and Katie?

cityfile · 06/23/09 01:27PM

Did Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes just plunk down $15.5 million to purchase the townhouse at 42 West 12th Street? That's what the Village Voice's Runnin' Scared blog is suggesting, although there's isn't any firm proof yet: The seller isn't talking, and both Holmes's publicist and Cruise's lawyer have issued denials (not that their refutations mean much). If you live nearby, don't let the lack of confirmation interfere with your fantasies of occasional Suri sightings and surly paparazzi camped out in the hood at all hours of the day and night. You can look at the pics and a floorplan and keep your fingers firmly crossed. [Village Voice]

Keith Olbermann Stretches Out at the Trump Palace

cityfile · 06/16/09 02:06PM

Keith Olbermann already lives at the Trump Palace on East 69th Street: He paid $4.2 million for a 2,100-square foot, three-bedroom apartment on the building's 40th floor in 2007. But that's clearly not enough space for the MSNBC host: Two weeks ago, Olbermann paid $810,000 for a 7th floor apartment in the same building. Guest quarters for out-of-town visitors? An abode for his cleaning lady?

Mel Gibson's Greenwich Estate: Bring Your Exorcist

cityfile · 06/04/09 08:58AM

Mel Gibson is about to go through a messy divorce, which explains why in recent weeks he's slashed nearly $10 million off the price of his vast estate in Greenwich. Originally priced at $39.5 million, the 15,800-square-foot "Elizabethan-inspired Tudor mansion" is now available for $29.75 million. The 75-acre property comes with lots of extras, including a terraced pool, tennis court, greenhouse, stable, staff houses, log cabin and stream-fed pond. The downside? Unless prospective bidders happen to be devoutly Catholic or just die-hard fans of The Da Vinci Code, they'll have to plan on spending millions more freshening up the spooky, church-like home. After the jump, a little tour of a property you would not want to wander around at night.

Estate Planning With Your Host Padma Lakshmi

cityfile · 05/29/09 08:49AM

Padma Lakshmi is no longer the owner of a spacious, full-floor loft at 211 East 2nd Street. The author and TV hostess has turned the apartment over to what we're guessing is a personal trust, considering it was sold to something called "The Delicious Trust" for the pricely sum of $0. (Delicious, indeed!) Lakshmi purchased the loft in early 2008 for $1.65 million; in addition to spectacular views from north, west and east exposures, it also features a "wonderful windowed cook's kitchen with butternut cabinetry, basalt countertops and modern appliances." After the jump, a few photos of Padma's "delicious" loft, as well as her autograph on the official property transfer report.

A Rental For Rihanna, Dreier Pad On the Auction Block

cityfile · 05/28/09 08:59AM

• Rihanna is close to signing an $18,000-a-month lease for a penthouse at 92 Greene Street. Originally listed at $22,000 a month, the 2,300-square-foot pad comes with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a sitting room, and a 500-square-foot terrace. [NYP, PDE]
• If our tour of disgraced lawyer Marc Dreier's One Beacon Court pad a couple of months ago happend to tickle your fancy, be advised it goes up for auction on July 21 at 1pm. [Maltz Auctions via Curbed]
• A full-floor apartment at the former Stanhope Hotel at 995 Fifth Avenue has sold for $17 million, down a stunning 45 percent from the original asking price of $31 million. [Real Deal]

Tina Fey Pays $3.4 Million on the UWS

cityfile · 04/21/09 07:01AM

Tina Fey and her husband Jeff Richmond have a new Upper West Side apartment to call home. The couple picked up a co-op at 300 West End Avenue for $3.4 million, substantially less than the asking price of $4.1 million. The fourth-floor apartment features four bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, living room with wood-burning fireplace, library, private elevator landing, and a view that includes "a peek of the river." A peek at the apartment and floorplan after the jump!

Dan Loeb Sells, More Marc Rumors

cityfile · 03/19/09 07:20AM

• Good news for billionaire(?) Dan Loeb: His hedge fund may have seen better days, but he's $5.5 million richer now that he's successfully sold his carriage house at 7 MacDougal Alley to art gallery director Gordon Veneklasen. It's a tad less than the $7 million he was looking for back in October, but he still has that $45 million condo at 15 CPW, so you don't have to worry about Dan just yet. [Cityfile]
• So much for that rental at 40 Mercer: The Post now says the newly-engaged Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone may have picked up a 4,500-square-foot spread in the Robert A.M. Stern-designed Superior Ink development for $13 million. [NYP]
• Bruce Wilcox, an exec at Cumberland Associates, has put the townhouse at 125 East 62nd Street he bought for $8.5 million in 2005 on the market for $9.45 million. [Cityfile, Sotheby's]

LiLo Looks for a Buyer

cityfile · 03/02/09 05:02PM

It isn't clear she ever lived in the apartment—she may have just been gifted the pad as part of a publicity stunt by the building's developer—but Lindsay Lohan's former apartment at the Atelier on West 42nd Street is up for sale for $1.2 million. The listing says LiLo "put 100K worth of the finest upgrades into this apartment." Alas, no word on what these "upgrades" were specifically, but feel free to use your imagination. [Curbed]

Kelsey Grammer Lists Bridgehampton Estate

cityfile · 03/02/09 08:32AM

• Kelsey Grammer is once again looking for a buyer for his 8,000-square-foot house in Bridgehampton. Grammer listed the seven-bedroom home last year for $15.9 million before taking it off the market when he didn't get an offer. It's now up for sale for $13.9 million. [Newsday, Sotheby's]
• Mike McNamara, the CEO of Flextronics International, and his wife Deborah, have dropped the price of their apartment at the Plaza. Previously listed for $12.5 million, the three-bedroom abode is now on the market for $10.9 million. [Cityfile, Stribling]
• Private equity exec Howard Romanow and his wife Jamie paid $3.1 million for a fifth-floor apartment at the Brompton on East 85th Street. [Cityfile]

A-Rod Eyes 15 CPW, Harvey Weinstein's Ex Cuts on Fifth

cityfile · 02/25/09 09:01AM

Alex Rodriguez may be moving into 15 Central Park West, after all. Six months after reports surfaced that the scandal-plagued slugger was looking to buy a four-bedroom in the building comes word that he has his eye on a two-bedroom, $30,000-a-month rental. The timing should work out nicely: He's currently in contract to sell his old place at Trump Park Avenue. [Page Six]
• Eve Weinstein, the ex-wife of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, has lowered the price of her sixth-floor apartment at 1133 Fifth Avenue, which she first put on the market back in December for $13.5 million. The four-bedroom spread with private elevator landing is now listed for $12.5 million. [Cityfile, Sotheby's]
Moby and Stacey Bendet are on the hunt for a tenant in Los Angeles. The duo teamed up in 2008 to pay $2.95 million for a Hollywood Hills property that they intended to use as a "style salon" and recording studio. It's now available for $15,000 a month. [Real Estalker]

A Contract at 15 CPW, A Sheikh Cuts Prices

cityfile · 02/23/09 08:36AM

• Morgan Stanley exec Guy Metcalfe is finally on his way to unloading his five-bedroom apartment at 15 CPW, which he bought for $9.35 million in October and quickly re-listed for $16.5 million two-weeks later. After cutting the price to $13.75 million and then dropping it again to $12.5 million, he is now in contract to sell the 3,822-square-foot spread. [Cityfile, Corcoran]
• Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Thani of Qatar has lowered the price of his three-bedroom apartment at Trump Park Avenue, which he bought for $6.1 million in 2005 and listed for $14 million late last year. It's now on the market for $10 million. [Cityfile, Corcoran]
• It turns out Sting won't be listing his Central Park West duplex for $26 million with Claudine and Raphael De Niro after all. Halstead's Mark Friedman will be handling the honors, and the four-bedroom apartment will be offered for a much more modest $19 million. [NYT]

Norah Jones Buys in Brooklyn

cityfile · 02/18/09 08:22AM

Norah Jones has paid $4.9 million for a 4,100-square-foot townhouse at 166 Amity Street in Brooklyn. The home, which dates back to 1843 and is 25 feet wide, has six bedrooms. [Brownstoner]
• Money manager Christopher Browne has put his 30th-floor, four-bedroom duplex at 515 Park Avenue on the market for $32.5 million with Corcoran's Robby Browne. [NYO, Corcoran]
• Peter Wallace, a managing director at Blackstone (and the son of Fox News host Chris Wallace) and his wife Jennifer have paid $6.75 million for a four-bedroom apartment at 1100 Park Avenue. [Cityfile]
• Disgraced money manager Alberto Vilar has re-listed his three-bedroom apartment at 860 United Nations Plaza, nearly four years after he first put it on the market for $14.5 million. It's now listed for $5.5 million. [Curbed]

Sting Lists at 88 CPW, Condé Nast Sells

cityfile · 02/16/09 08:37AM

• Sting has put his four-bedroom duplex at 88 Central Park West on the market for with Prudential Douglas Elliman's Claudine DeNiro for $26 million. Update: The listing has gone to Halstead's Mark Friedman, not Claudine DeNiro as per the Times. You can see more details of $19 million listing here. [NYT]
• Icelandic mogul Jon Asgeir Johannesson and his wife, Ingibjorg Palmadottir, have put the top two floors of their penthouse at 50 Gramercy Park North on the market for $25 million. [NYT, Corcoran]
• JPMorgan exec Adam Ansaldi has sold his three-bedroom apartment at 4 East 88th Street to Laurence Mascera, a managing director at Broadpoint Capital, for $3.299 million. [Cityfile]
• Condé Nast is selling off a company-owned apartment at the Promenade at 530 East 76th Street. The five-bedroom condo, which was typically occupied by Jonathan Newhouse when he visited New York, went into contract in late January. It had been listed in December for $4.995 million. [NYT, PDE]