Six-time Grammy award–winning pianist Billy Joel has sold his penthouse at 128 Central Park South for $11.375 million. This massive apartment covers 10,000 square feet and has an astounding 3,000 square foot outdoor space. The view from the terraces is mind-blowing. Looking out over Central Park from this vantage point is what New Yorkers call a multimillion-dollar view. Billy Joel’s agent, Lisa O’Connor, says in awe: “Your jaw drops when the elevator opens.… It’s a real OMG moment.
Director, writer, and actor Ethan Hawke, best known perhaps for his role as a rookie cop in Training Day, has found a buyer for his Chelsea townhouse. The townhouse at 353 West 21st Street listed for $6.25 million, but how much it traded for is not yet known. It was listed with Leslie Marshall and James Cornell of the Corcoran Group and was only on the market 10 weeks.
There has been widespread speculation for almost a year now about Jon Bon Jovi’s Soho penthouse: Is he selling it or not? Well, now it’s official. His duplex penthouse at 158 Mercer Street hit the market yesterday for an astounding $42 million. So let’s assume that he finds someone flush enough to take the deal. That would bring him a surplus of $18 million! He originally purchased the apartment for $24 million back in 2007.
We reported a few months ago that Ichiro Suzuki picked up a four-bedroom apartment inside the Laurel at 400 East 67th Street for an astounding $35,000 a month. Considering the fact that he made approximately $17 million last year, 40k should be peanuts. Regardless, Ichiro has decided to move out of the great twenty-fifth-floor apartment with amazing views and hired Adam Modlin of the Modlin Group to find him a new pad.
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former president Bill Clinton, and husband Marc Mezvinsky have signed on the dotted line to buy a four-bedroom luxury condo inside The Whitman at 21 East 26th Street in Gramercy Park. Bill and Hillary Rodman Clinton are just coming off an especially busy year with Bill backing the Obama campaign and helping keep him in office, and Hillary’s involvement in the Benghazi affair and eventual hospitalization.
James Frey and his wife Maya have sold their Soho duplex at 505 Greenwich Street for $3.9 million. It would appear that James needs a change of scenery after all the “Million Little Pieces” scandal. Let’s backtrack a bit. James published his memoirs, A Million Little Pieces back in 2003. In them he wrote about his addiction, his troubled life, and his time in prison.
Broadway's beloved musical director and producer Harold Prince (82), who has won 21 Tony Awards in his 60 year career, has listed another of his properties in Manhattan. This time for $21 million. He seems to have two gifts, that of bringing theater goers wonderful entertainment, as well as turning over luxury pads. No less than 7 in the past 10 years.
New York Knicks Star Carmelo Anthony and his wife LaLa have been going through a rough patch. After their reported split and near divorce, what better way to restart their marriage than with a new luxury apartment! Estrangement belongs to the past—Melo and LaLa are looking to reconcile in style.
A beautiful, Greenwich Village duplex at 32 Washington Square West owned by the star of Showtimes' “Weeds” is up for sale again with an ask of $6.99 million. This is the third time Mary-Louise Parker, the mom in the comedy about a suburban mother turned marijuana dealer, has listed her co-op. The first time for $7.25 million in spring of last year and again at a chopped price of $7.25 million in the summer.
Food Network's famous chef and restaurateur, who in 2006 opened the ill-fated (it closed within a year), up-scale, casually elegant, Greek restaurant “Parea” (group of friends in Greek), together with his lovely wife Elizabeth have purchased a pad in the Gramercy neighborhood. They already own a condo in SoHo, which they have put on the market with an ask of $3.5 million.
New York's very own “Spic-tacular” comedian, producer, actor, and playwright, John Leguizamo, whose new Kick-Ass 2 film where he plays “Javier” is due for release this summer, has put his 4 story East Village townhouse up for grabs for a mere $3.995 million.
Handsome and talented actor Bruce Willis best known for the box office winning “Die Hard” film series, has contracted to buy a grand apartment for $8.695 million in the Upper West Side's beloved landmark, the twin towered, El Dorado building at 300 Central Park West, and “grand” is precisely the correct way to describe it! The building also has central air, a 24 hour doorman, concierge services, a gym and a mini-basketball court.
What's a million or three to Madonna, the hyper-rich, material girl who is the ever changing, controversial and talented Pop icon? Not much it would seem. Maybe she didn't count on others not appreciating her scheme to sell her co-op for $23.5 million. She has now drastically cut the price. I guess being a material girl isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Tom Cruise, the handsome, ever talented, and elusive, super-star of many top films feels he needs a little more privacy, so he has sold his loft-style condo in NYC to go somewhere quieter. No doubt to get away from all his fans and the paparazzi. He likes his seclusion. Some say he'll move to Westchester or Connecticut. Mercifully, he won’t go into “Oblivion” as in the title of his upcoming new film due out this spring.
Tatum O’Neal, who in 1974 became the youngest person to ever receive a highly coveted Academy Award for her role in “Paper Moon”, has finally sold her apartment near Chinatown.
Miss O’Neal while trying to sell, had previously offered it as a rental at a price ranging from $6,000 to $7,000. However, there were no takers, perhaps, because of the notoriety caused by her unfortunate arrest. Sincerely hope she has overcome.