CNN’s Jeffrey Zucker sells his five-bed room at the end of February


Jeffrey Zucker, president of CNN, who previously led NBC Universal, has closed the sale of his large apartment on the Upper East Side.

He and his wife, Caryn Zucker, sold the third-floor unit at 32 East 64th Street to Michael Steinhardt, a pioneer and philanthropist of the hedge fund, and his wife, Judith Steinhardt, for almost $ 15.4 million. This was the highest price for cooperation and one of the most expensive transactions in New York in February.

The West Chelsea town house, which appeared on NBC’s popular TV sitcom “Seinfeld” – it was Elaine Benes’ home, at least from the outside – also sold for $ 6.8 million.

The most expensive foreclosure in February took place in the West Village, where a brand new duplex penthouse at 90 Morton Street, a boutique conversion of the apartment, was acquired in less than a month. $ 25 million.

In another notable February release, real estate developer William L. Zeckendorf bought an apartment on the Upper East Side. (And no, it wasn’t in any of his luxury high-rise buildings.) The estates of Mark Butler, founder of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, and James N. Goodman, a prominent art dealer, also sold their apartments.

The Zuckers’ co-op sold for $ 15.4 million, on 64th Street and Madison Avenue, aka Verona, has five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, along with a library, games / games room and laundry, according to extract with Warburg Realty. The house, which is just one block from Central Park, also has three functional fireplaces.

The couple paid $ 12.3 million for the unit in 2007, after which they started the renovation from top to bottom, by adding various finishes such as varnish for the walls in the library and silk velvet treatment in the dining room. They originally listed the apartment last year for $ 17.5 million.

The new owner, Mr. Steinhardt, ran a hedge fund bearing his name until the mid-1990s and donated millions of dollars to municipal institutions, including New York University. In 2019 he retired as chairman of WisdomTree Investments.

The closure of the apartment coincided with a recent announcement by Mr. Zucker, which he had planned resign from his work CNN operation at the end of the year. When he was on NBC, he introduced programs like “Fear Factor” and gave Donald Trump a start on the reality TV show “The Apprentice.”

The biggest sale of the month, a nearly $ 25 million sponsorship shelter at 90 Morton Street, is located on the 11th and 12th floors of an apartment building, a former press warehouse built in the early 20th century.

The attic apartment covers an area of ​​5,254 square feet, has five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, and includes a library / day and laundry facilities, according to extract with real estate Reuveni. The duplex also has two surrounding 2,029-square-foot terraces that offer scenic views of the Hudson River and the Midtown skyline.

The last asking price was $ 33 million; The monthly shipping cost is $ 21,416. The buyer was identified in the asset records as the Morton Street Revocable Trust.

The 35-story, 35-unit apartment on the corner of Morton and Greenwich Street offers a variety of amenities, including a children’s playroom, fitness center and 64-foot saltwater pool.

“Elaine Benes” town house at 408 West 20th, which sold for $ 6.8 million, was used for exterior shots in “Seinfeld” as early as the 1990s. It is five stories high and 21.5 feet wide, with classic front steps and a freshly landscaped back garden.

The house covers 4,730 square feet and currently contains six bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths. In the finished basement there is also a common room and several fireplaces.

The upper part of the building can be rented as a duplex apartment, but the house can also be “easily restored into a residence for one family”, states extract with 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 CEO of Stratyfa, an analytical platform for the financial industry.

The majestic red brick building is part of a series of Greek Revival houses between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. Known as “Cushman Row”, they were built by developer Don Alonz Cushman in the 1930s.

Mr. Zeckendorf, Developer, paid $ 11 million for his apartment at 960 Park Avenue, a pre-war cooperative building on East 82nd Street, designed by architect James ER Carpenter.

According to Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the spacious unit has six bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms extract, as well as a library and a large kitchen with a separate breakfast area.

Mr. Zeckendorf is the founder and co-chair of Zeckendorf Development, which has developed a number of residential buildings throughout the city, including a skyscraper at 520 Park Avenue and 15 Central Park West. He is also chairman of Terra Holdings, the parent company of the brokerage firms Brown Harris Stevens and Halstead Property.

In 2019, he sold a three-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom apartment on 740 Park Avenue near 71st Street to financial manager Peter May and his wife, Lena May. $ 29.5 million.

Remarkable real estate sales last month included almost $ 10 million purchase of the James N. Goodman Cooperative Unit on the seventh floor of San Remo at 146 Central Park West. Mr. Goodman, a well-known art dealer and a founding member of the American Art Dealers Association, died in September 2019. His apartment has three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. The buyer was Stringfield Trust.

Property of Mr. Butler, founder and CEO of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, based in Harrisburg, Pa., Sold his triplex penthouse at 180 Avenue of the Americas, aka One Vandam, for almost $ 8.9 million. Kamyar Khajavi was mentioned as the buyer. Mr. Butler died in December 2019. His 3,400-square-foot apartment has four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, plus 880-square-foot exterior space, which includes first-level terraces and a roof.

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