Sale at 15 CPW, Big-Time Flip on Meadow Lane

cityfile · 01/22/09 09:28AM

• Lee Neibart, a senior partner at William Mack's Apollo Real Estate Advisors, and his wife Joyce, have paid $7 million for a three-bedroom apartment on the 16th floor of 15 Central Park West. [Cityfile]
• That was quick. James Nicholson, who paid $27 million for John and Lauren Veronis' Meadow Lane home earlier this month, has already put the property back on the market. It's now listed at $33 million, believe it or not. [Newsday, Sotheby's]
• Journalist Cathleen Trigg-Jones and her husband, plastic surgeon Michael Jones, have listed their 10-bedroom townhouse at 430 West 147th Street for $4 million. [NYP, PDE]

834 Fifth's Big Listing, Mega-Deal on Meadow Lane

cityfile · 01/21/09 08:20AM

• Want to share an elevator with Rupert Murdoch? Today is your lucky day. Les Wexner, the CEO of Limited Brands (and onetime mentor to Jeffrey Epstein), has "discreetly" listed his five-bedroom apartment at 834 Fifth Avenue for $60 million with brokers Serena Boardman and Larry Kaiser. Wexner and his wife Abigail originally purchased the co-op in "fixer-upper" condition for $9 million back in 1997. [NYO]
• Christopher Pesce, a managing director at Steve Schwarzman's Blackstone Group and the former global head of prime brokerage at Bank of America, has paid $6.3 million for a condo at 101 Warren Street in Tribeca. [Cityfile]
• Who says the Hamptons real estate market is dead? John Veronis, a co-founder of the boutique merchant bank Veronis Suhler Stevenson, has sold his six-bedroom, oceanfront home on Meadow Lane in Southampton for $27 million. [Newsday]

The Co-Op Campaign: 895 Park

cityfile · 08/05/08 06:54AM

895 Park Avenue, the Art Deco co-op on the southeast corner of 79th Street, isn't quite as famous as some other Park Avenue co-ops a few blocks to the south, but it easily rivals (or exceeds them) in terms of grandeur. Roughly two-thirds of the building consists of sprawling 14 and 15-room duplexes, the kind of places that have as many fireplaces as you have windows and where even secondary bedrooms have their own dressing rooms. (That still wasn't quite enough for the late socialite Nan Kempner, who lived at 895 Park for nearly five decades: She reportedly turned several of her extra bedrooms over to her clothes.) Naturally, such a palatial building throws off plenty of campaign money. Here is how some 895 Park Avenue residents have placed their bets in this year's presidential race.