Joanna Shields Buys, Jim Chanos Closes

cityfile · 08/26/08 07:46AM
  • Joanna Shields, who served as president of Bebo before its acquisition by AOL (and now serves as president of AOL People Networks), picked up a two-bedroom duplex at 31 West 16th for $2.175 million. The 1,700-square-foot apartment features 16-foot ceilings, a suspended wood-and-steel staircase, and an outdoor garden. [Cityfile]

Jim Chanos Snags Triplex on UES

cityfile · 06/25/08 12:27PM
  • Hedge funder Jim Chanos, who may be best known these days for having hired Ashley Dupre as a "housesitter" last summer, has gone into contract a triplex penthouse at 3 East 75th Street. The five-bedroom pad, listed with Paula Del Nunzio for $24.85 million, features Central Park views, six separate outdoor spaces, and a master suite with two fireplaces. One losing bidder? Robert De Niro. [Observer]

James Chanos

cityfile · 02/03/08 09:34PM

Jim Chanos is head of Kynikos Associates, a short-selling hedge fund. Appropriately, the word "kynikos" means cynic in Greek.