Jewelry Designer Cuts; Hedge Funder Buys

cityfile · 02/10/10 10:03AM

Suzanne Sheik, the jewelry designer and mother of singer Duncan Sheik, has dropped the price of her 7,000-square-foot townhouse at 132 East 62nd Street. The five-story building, which Sheik bought from the estate of late socialite Phyllis Cerf Wagner for $8.5 million in 2007 and first listed for $17.5 million last year, is now priced at $15.5 million. [Cityfile, Stribling]
• Hedge funder Anand Desai and his wife, Erica, have paid $12 million for a 17th-floor, 5,000-square-foot condo at 15 Madison Square North. [NYO]
Real estate developer Elizabeth Rad has put her four-bedroom loft at 166 Duane Street up for sale again. The 4,800-square-foot spread has been on and off the market since 2007, and is now listed for $8.4 million. [Cityfile, SE]
Harold Ford and his wife, Emily Threlkeld, are looking to unload their yellow-hued pad in the Flatiron district. The one-bedroom loft at 105 Fifth Avenue is listed with Kathy Sloane for $1.4 million. [Gawker, BHS]

Schnabel Sells Palazzo Chupi Triplex

cityfile · 10/26/09 07:48AM

Julian Schnabel has finally unloaded the triplex penthouse at his pink-hued Palazzo Chupi on West 11th Street. Originally listed for $32 million back in 2008, it sold for $10.5 million to Bill Brady, the head of Credit Suisse's technology banking practice. It's the second unit Brady has purchased in the building; he paid $15.5 million for another apartment three years ago. As for Brady's previous abode—a duplex at 744 Greenwich—he sold that place to Google co-founder Sergey Brin last September for $8 million. [NYO]
• Investor Keith Gollust has closed on the sale of his townhouse at 11 East 82nd Street. The 25-foot-wide building, which financier Ron Perelman once owned, had been on the market for $29.5 million when it went into contract last month. It sold to an unidentified buyer for $24.45 million. [Cityfile]

A New Listing at 640 Park; A Price Cut on 76th St.

cityfile · 09/24/09 07:36AM

• Retired Lazard Frères partner Peter Smith (and the father of publicist/girl-about-town Bettina Prentice) has listed his 17-room apartment at 640 Park, the building that was home to former Lehman chief Dick Fuld until he sold his apartment last month for $25.87 million. The full-floor residence (above) is listed with Kathy Sloane of Brown Harris Stevens for $26 million. [NYP, BHS]
• Real estate investor Adam Gordon has dropped the price of his West 76th Street townhouse. The 10,500-square-foot manse, which hit the market for $25 million last November, is now listed for $23.5 million. [Cityfile, Corcoran]

Banker Seeks $45 Million at 998 Fifth

cityfile · 04/08/09 07:20AM

• Former Morgan Stanley vice chairman Bruce Fiedorek has "quietly" put his fifth-floor co-op at 998 Fifth Avenue on the market for around $45 million. The 7,000-square-foot apartment, which was renovated by Stephen Sills and James Huniford and is one floor up from Len Blavatnik, is being listed by Kathy Sloane. [NYO]
• The sixth-floor co-op at 960 Park Avenue that belonged to the late Baroness Jacqueline de Gunzburg has gone into contract. It had been on the market most recently for $10.95 million. [Cityfile, Stribling]

Madonna, Agyness Deyn Move On

cityfile · 03/27/09 06:22AM

• Madonna's kicked boytoy Jesus Luz to the curb and is thrilled to be single again, reports Britain's Daily Mail based on the things she's been telling fans on Twitter. But as the Times reminds us today, lots of celebs only pretend to use Twitter, so you don't have to give up hope entirely just yet. [DM]
• In related news, Madonna is expected to arrive in Malawi this weekend so she can add another baby to her collection of human accessories. [NYDN]
Agyness Deyn and Albert Hammond Jr. only broke up recently, but she may have already moved on: She was spotted at a "rebound dinner" earlier this week. [P6]
• More trouble for CNBC: The network's golden boy, Dylan Ratigan, may be heading out the door after clashing with management. [P6]
Ivana Trump may have reunited with her ex, Rossano Rubicondi. [P2L]
• Mega real estate broker Kathy Sloane has been hit with $248K tax lien. [P6]

Shia Gets a Break, Lindsay Gets an Order of Protection

cityfile · 09/26/08 05:51AM

♦ Charges will not be filed against Shia LaBeouf in connection with his car accident in LA in July. He may still lose his license, though, for failing to submit to a blood-alcohol test after the crash. [E!]
♦ Lindsay Lohan is so scared of her dad that she may take out an order of protection against him. [P6]
♦ Last week it was rumored Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli had split up. Now it's rumored they're back together. [OK!]
Robert De Niro is a giant pain to work with who makes "weird midnight phone calls." Or at least that's what Harvey Weinstein and Quentin Tarantino said in a taped phone conversation from 1997 that's just now been leaked. [P6]
♦ Julia Roberts left the Waverly Inn covered up in a pashmina, which means it's time for a fresh round of rumors that she's secretly pregnant. [The Sun]

Kathy Sloane

cityfile · 02/03/08 09:36PM

One of the city's reigning queens of luxury real estate, Sloane is the top co-op broker at Brown Harris Stevens.