Cynthia Nixon Buys; Anderson Cooper Renovates

cityfile · 01/27/10 09:31AM

Cynthia Nixon and her fiancée, education activist Christine Marinoni, have picked up a new weekend home: The couple are putting down $1.7 million for a 1,400-square-foot waterfront cottage in Montauk. [Newsday]
• Investment banker Lewis van Amerongen has gone into contract to sell his five-story townhouse at 13 East 71st Street, six months after slashing the price of the home by $8 million. The townhouse had been listed most recently for $16.95 million. [Cityfile, BHS]
• Kathleen Turner has dropped the price of her home in Amagansett by $1 million. The six-bedroom house, which has been on-and-off the market since 2005, is now listed for $4.95 million. [Newsday, PDE]
• It looks like the recent rumors about Anderson Cooper moving to a former firehouse in Village were true. The CNN anchor picked up the 8,240-square-foot building on West 3rd Street in September for $4.3 million and is now reportedly in the process of renovating the century-old building. [NYP]

$8 Million Off On East 71st Street

cityfile · 07/14/09 07:52AM

• Investment banker Lewis van Amerongen has slashed the price of his five-story townhouse at 13 East 71st Street. First listed last September for $24.95 million, the 8,766-square-foot manse (left) can now be yours for $16.95 million. [Cityfile, BHS]
• Jason Klarman, the general manager of Oxygen Media, paid $2.21 million for a three-bedroom condo (plus storage room) at 201 West 72nd Street. [Cityfile]
• Dr. Richard Kaul, an anesthesiologist and spine specialist, has put his 7,200-square-foot townhouse at 69 West 83rd Street on the market for $14 million. Kaul bought the home for $3.6 million back in 2005. [Cityfile, PDE]
• Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez hasn't had much luck selling off his mansion in Coral Gables. He just dropped the price from $14.9 million to $9.9 million. But he's also said he'd be happy to rent it for $25,000 a month. [Real Deal]