Happy Birthday

cityfile · 08/05/09 06:43AM

The scariest woman in New York, Jocelyne Wildenstein, turns 69 today. Let's hope she doesn't mark the occasion by paying another visit to her plastic surgeon. Retired astronaut Neil Armstrong is turning 79 today. Retired basketball player Patrick Ewing turns 47. DJ Funkmaster Flex is 41. Actress Loni Anderson is turning 63. High-end Manhattan real estate broker Edward Lee Cave is 70. Adam Yauch, one of the founding members of The Beastie Boys, is turning 44. The Brady Bunch's Maureen McCormick is 53. And Dawn Richard of Danity Kane celebrates her 26th birthday today.

Courtney Sale Ross' Duplex Can Still Be Yours

cityfile · 03/03/09 08:11AM

• Got $75 million to spare? Edward Lee Cave says Courtney Sale Ross' massive duplex at 740 Park is still up for sale and he's willing to show the apartment to "qualified buyers." [NYO]
• Srinivas Modukuri, the former head of mortgage strategies at Lehman Brothers, paid $2.995 million for a three-bedroom apartment on the 10th floor of 74 Fifth Avenue. [Cityfile]
• Fashion stylist and V magazine editor-at-large Beat Bolliger paid $1.59 million for a two-bedroom apartment at 12 East 12th Street. [Cityfile]

DPC Shoots, Misses

cityfile · 12/09/08 11:15AM

It looks like David Patrick Columbia is in a bit of hot water. In his column this morning, the social diarist suggested that the real estate brokerage firms Corcoran and Edward Lee Cave were both shutting down. Did DPC just break the biggest story of his life? Maybe not: "It's all nonsense," Corcoran's Pam Liebman tells the Observer. "There's not an ounce of truth to it. Not an ounce of truth to it. And we're going to have our attorneys do something about it." As for Edward Lee Cave's eponymous firm, the real estate vet says there may be some changes to the "corporate structure," but he denies he's closing up shop. [NYO]

Most Expensive Apartment Sale Ever?

cityfile · 10/22/08 11:02AM

Real estate prices may be headed south, but that isn't stopping Courtney Sale Ross, the widow of late media mogul Steve Ross, from putting one of the most expensive apartments in Manhattan on the market. Max Abelson of the Observer reports that Edward Lee Cave is now "quietly taking offers" on Ross' 32-room duplex at 740 Park Avenue. The price? Over $60 million. [NYO]

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 08/05/08 06:31AM

New York's most famous plastic surgery victim, Ms. Jocelyne Wildenstein, turns 68 today. She'll no doubt be heading straight to her plastic surgeon's office to celebrate. Other birthdays: DJ Funkmaster Flex turns 40 and the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch is turning 44. Maureen McCormick, who is still best known as Marcia from The Brady Bunch, turns 52. Real estate expert Edward Lee Cave is 69. Retired Knicks star Patrick Ewing is 46. And we're guessing that Barack Obama's ears are still ringing after his massive celebration in Boston last night, where he was serenaded by Harry Connick Jr., the crooner's 10-year-old daughter, and a crowd of 850 political donors.

Edward Lee Cave

cityfile · 02/03/08 09:37PM

Cave heads up the society real estate brokerage Edward Lee Cave Inc., which has provided co-ops to the Park Avenue set for over two decades.