Jeffrey Zucker, the president of CNN who previously ran NBCUniversal, has completed the sale of his sprawling Upper East Side apartment.
He and his wife, Caryn Zucker, sold the third floor unit at 32 East 64th Street to a hedge fund pioneer and philanthropist, Michael Steinhardt, and his wife, Judith Steinhardt, for nearly $ 15.4 million. It was the highest price for a cooperative and one of the most expensive deals in New York City in February.
A townhouse in West Chelsea that starred in NBC's popular television sitcom "Seinfeld" – at least from the outside, it was Elaine Benes' home – was also sold for $ 6.8 million last month.
The most expensive February closure was in the West Village, where a brand new duplex penthouse at 90 Morton Street, a boutique condominium conversion, was purchased for just under $ 25 million.
During other notable closings in February, real estate developer William L. Zeckendorf bought an apartment on the Upper East Side. (And no, it wasn't in one of his luxury skyscrapers.) The properties of Mark Butler, founder of discount chain Ollie & # 39; s Bargain Outlet, and James N. Goodman, well-known art dealer, also sold their apartments.
The Sugar Cooperative that sold for $ 15.4 million, On 64th Street and Madison Avenue, a.k.a. in Verona, there are five bedrooms and four and a half baths as well as a library, study and laundry area. This is evident from the listing at Warburg Realty. The house, which is one block from Central Park, also has three working fireplaces.
The couple paid $ 12.3 million for the unit in 2007. After that, they began a major renovation, treating the walls in the library with various finishes such as lacquer and in the dining room with silk velvet. They initially listed the apartment for $ 17.5 million last year.
The new owner, Mr. Steinhardt, ran a hedge fund with his name until the mid-1990s and donated millions of dollars to city institutions, including New York University. In 2019 he retired as Chairman of WisdomTree Investments.
The apartment closure coincided with Mr Zucker’s recent announcement that he would be stepping down from his CNN job at the end of the year. While at NBC, he introduced programs such as "Fear Factor" and gave Donald J. Trump his start on reality TV with the show "The Apprentice".
The biggest sale of the monthThe sponsor penthouse at 90 Morton Street, which is selling for nearly $ 25 million, is on the 11th and 12th floors of the condo building, a former pressure warehouse built in the early 20th century.
The loft-like apartment spans 5,254 square feet with five bedrooms and five and a half baths and includes a library / den and laundry room, as listed on Reuveni Real Estate. The maisonette also has two wraparound decks totaling 2,029 square feet that offer scenic views of the Hudson River and the Midtown skyline.
The last price was $ 33 million. The monthly transportation cost is $ 21,416. The buyer was identified in the property records as a Morton Street Revocable Trust.
The 12-story, 35-unit apartment on the corner of Morton Street and Greenwich Street has many amenities, including a children's playroom, fitness center and 64-foot saltwater pool.
The Elaine Benes townhouse at 408 West 20th StreetThe product, which sold for 6.8 million US dollars, was used for outdoor shots in "Seinfeld" back in the 1990s. It's five stories high and 21.5 feet wide, with classic front stairs and a lush back yard.
The home is 4,730 square feet and currently has six bedrooms, four full baths, and two half baths. There is also a lounge in the finished basement and several fireplaces.
The upper part of the building can be rented as a maisonette, but the house can also be "easily converted into a single family home" according to the listing on Sotheby's International Realty.
The sellers Harry M. Azorin and Lori J. Monson bought the house in 1995; The buyer is Laura Kornhauser, founder and managing director of Stratyfy, an analysis platform for the financial sector.
The stately red-brick building is part of a row of Greek Revival-style houses between 9th and 10th streets. Known as "Cushman Row", they were built in the 1830s by developer Don Alonzo Cushman.
Mr. Zeckendorf, the developer, paid $ 11 million for his apartment on 960 Park Avenue, a pre-war cooperative building on East 82nd Street designed by architect James E. R. Carpenter.
The spacious unit has six bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, as listed by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, as well as a library and large kitchen with a separate breakfast nook.
Mr. Zeckendorf is the founder and co-chair of Zeckendorf Development, which has developed numerous residential buildings across the city, including the skyscraper at 520 Park Avenue and 15 Central Park West. He is also chairman of Terra Holdings, the parent company of brokerage firms Brown Harris Stevens and Halstead Property.
In 2019, he sold a three bedroom, five and a half bath apartment on 740 Park Avenue near 71st Street for $ 29.5 million to money manager Peter May and his wife Leni May.
Notable real estate sales Last month, the cooperative unit was bought by James N. Goodman on the seventh floor of San Remo at 146 Central Park West for nearly $ 10 million. Mr. Goodman, a noted art dealer and founding member of the Art Dealers Association of America, died in September 2019. His apartment has three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. The buyer was the Stringfield Trust.
The estate of Mr. Butler, a founder and director of Ollie & # 39; s Bargain Outlet, headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, sold its triplex penthouse at 180 Avenue of the Americas, a.k.a. One Vandam, for nearly $ 8.9 million. Kamyar Khajavi was listed as a buyer. Mr Butler died in December 2019. His 3,400 square foot apartment has four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and 880 square feet of outdoor space that includes first-level terraces and roof.
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