Dominick Dunne's Former Penthouse Goes Up for Sale

cityfile · 12/08/09 09:13AM

Dominick Dunne's Connecticut estate was put up for sale in early October and has been reduced by more than $500,000 since then. (It's currently listed for $1.49 million.) Now the late Vanity Fair scribe's Manhattan apartment has hit the market. The one-bedroom penthouse at 155 East 49th Street, which comes with an expansive terrace and fireplace, is listed for $1.45 million. [Real Estalker, Sotheby's]
• Abigail Wexner, the wife of apparel billionaire Les Wexner, has sold a two-bedroom apartment at 910 Fifth Avenue for $2.4 million. The sixth-floor co-op first went on the market for $3.8 million back in 2007. [Cityfile]
• Barbara Gutmacher Girard is taking another shot at unloading her apartment at The Plaza. Girard bought the two-bedroom condo for $4.74 million in March and put it up for sale three months later for $6.95 million, before pulling it off the market in September. Now it's been relisted with a much steeper price tag of $8.995 million. [Cityfile, BHS]
• Literary agent Dan Strone, whose clients include Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Chris Rock, has paid $1.8 million for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at 29 East 64th Street. [Cityfile]

Jeffrey Epstein Will Stop at Nothing to Clear His Name

cityfile · 07/28/09 10:04AM

Jeffrey Epstein was released from a Florida prison last week for soliciting underage girls for sex, which means he is now free to pursue the "philanthropic endeavors" that his lawyer says he's been eager to get back to. What these good deeds will consist of isn't clear, but perhaps one item on the agenda will be focusing his attention on "exonerating the wrongfully convicted" and "reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice"?

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]