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    From left: 157 West 57th Street, Brenda Powers and Elizabeth Sample

    A day after the $31.7 million sale of a three-bedroom condominium at Extell Development’s One57 hit property records, the sponsor unit is once again fair game and on the market for a price nearly $10 million higher, according to StreetEasy data. [more]

  • From left: Brenda Powers, Elizabeth Sample and 157 West 57th Street

    From left: Brenda Powers, Elizabeth Sample and 157 West 57th Street

    Closings have begun at Extell Development’s One57, and at least one early buyer is hoping to make a significant chunk of change by offering a one-bedroom condominium for sale. [more]

  • From left: The late Martin Zweig, Barbara Zweig and  795 Fifth Avenue

    From left: The late Martin Zweig, Barbara Zweig and the Pierre Hotel penthouse at 795 Fifth Avenue

    The 16-room penthouse at the Pierre Hotel, which initially came to market at an extravagant $125 million, has chopped its asking price to $95 million. [more]

  • Michael Malik, Sr. (inset) and 80 Riverside Boulevard

    Michael Malik, Sr. (inset) and 80 Riverside Boulevard

    Michael Malik, Sr., a Michigan-based businessman who cashed in by bringing casino gambling to Detroit in the 1990s, has put his Rushmore penthouse on the market for $13.5 million. [more]

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  • From left: Elizabeth Sample, Brenda Powers, Serena Boardman and the top of the Pierre

    Speculate no longer: the asking price for late stock market pundit Martin Zweig’s penthouse at the Pierre Hotel has been decided, and it’s $125 million, making the home the most expensive on the market in New York City, the New York Times reported. [more]


  • From top left: Brenda Powers, Elizabeth Sample, both of Sotheby’s International realty and the exterior and interior of 25 Columbus Circle

    The 75th-floor Time Warner Center condo belonging to Steven Feder — once head of the Psychic Readers Network — has just reappeared on the market for $60 million, or $13,698 per square foot, Curbed reported. The new listing with Sotheby’s International Realty agents Brenda Powers and Elizabeth Sample, formerly of Brown Harris Stevens, is just the latest in a string of attempts by the owner to unload the property.

    Feder’s pad was originally listed in 2010 along with another 3,500-square-foot duplex, owned by venture capitalist Douglas Von Allmen, a hedge fund financier and victim of Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein, for a total $57.5 million. When Von Allmen eventually sold his unit independently, Feder tried again with $44.95 million price tag, Curbed said, but the listing has now reappeared, with apparently no change in layout or features, for $60 million. … [more]


  • Top row, from left: Al Kahn, the Time Warner Center living room and Bernie Madoff, whose former penthouse Kahn purchased last year. Bottom row, from left: the unit’s kitchen, the building exterior and another interior shot of the unit

    Cabbage Patch Kids and Pokémon creator Al Kahn and his wife, Patsy, who purchased Bernie Madoff’s 133 East 64th Street penthouse last year for $8 million, have closed on the sale of their Time Warner Center condominium for around $20.5 million, according to the Post. The 62nd-floor unit had been on the market since January 2010, when it was listed for $33.6 million, and had since undergone a series of price cuts, most recently to $24.95 million. The 4,375-square-foot spread, which was listed by Brown Harris Stevens dynamic duo Elizabeth Sample and Brenda Powers, went into contract in February, as The Real Deal reported at the time. … [more]

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    Kenneth Himmel and his Time Warner Center apartment

    Time Warner Center developer Kenneth Himmel has listed his own 2,416-square-foot condominium at the Columbus Circle skyscraper for $18.375 million, up more than 22 percent from the $15 million he was asking for it when the apartment hit the market last year. According to the Post, Himmel, who is president and CEO of Related Urban, had pulled the listing from the market in order to renovate before upping the price. The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom spread has a 27-by-20-foot great room, mahogany-paneled library and views of Central Park, and is listed by Brown Harris Stevens’ Elizabeth Sample and Brenda Powers. … [more]


  • Top row, from left: Alfred Kahn, the living room at unit 62CE at 25 Columbus Circle and Bernie Madoff. Bottom row, from left: the kitchen at unit 62CE, the exterior of the building and another interior shot of the unit

    Toy mogul Alfred Kahn has found a purchaser for the Time Warner Center apartment he occupied before buying Bernard Madoff’s Upper East Side penthouse last year. Kahn — the “marketing genius” behind Pokemon and Cabbage Patch Kids — and his wife Patsy have had some trouble selling the pad, which they listed for $33.6 million last year after agreeing to pay $8 million for Madoff’s 133 East 64th Street co-op, where the disgraced Ponzi schemer spent his last days as a free man. … [more]

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    From left: 25 Columbus Circle, 2 Horatio Street and 19 East 76th Street

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    A man once nicknamed the “Psychic Hotline King” has put his Time Warner penthouse back on the market, with a $3.5 million markup. The  25 Columbus Circle penthouse belonging to Steven Feder, onetime head of the now-defunct pay-per-call service Psychic Readers Network (made famous by Jamaican-accented fortune teller “Miss Cleo”), hit the market today for $38.5 million. The unit, 75CE, was last listed a year ago for $34.95 million, according to Also, a newly renovated and custom-decorated West Village penthouse duplex with three terraces is listed at $14.9 million. Unit PHCD at prewar co-op 2 Horatio Street has over 2,000 square feet of outdoor space, said Melanie Lazenby, the Prudential Douglas Elliman Senior Vice President who has the listing. In addition, Long Island-based real estate developer and property manager Peter Mesologites, also known as Peter Mesos, is listing a 76th Street Beaux Arts townhouse for $18 million. Click here to see more of this week’s most buzz-worthy listings.



  • The new Tui Lifestyle showroom at 136 Greene Street in Soho and (left to right) brokers Brenda Powers and Louise Sunshine, who are fans of the brand; designer Tui Pranich

    Less than two months after the debut of their Soho showroom, the founders of Miami-based Tui Lifestyle, the two-year-old interior design start-up that promises turn-key luxury home furnishings in a span of 72 hours, are thinking about moving their corporate headquarters to New York City.
    Tui, the brainchild of entrepreneur Jason Atkins and designer Tui Pranich, timed its 2008 launch with that of Jorge Perez’s Icon Brickell in Miami and has since made a name for itself in the South Florida region by marketing its affordable, yet high-end, furniture and accessories collections to developers who use them to furnish their model apartments and incentivize buyers.
    Among the takers so far: Canyon Ranch Miami Beach, Trump Hollywood, Trump Towers in Sunny Isles Beach and Miami’s Viceroy condominium. But in Atkins’ own words, “Miami is nothing compared to New York.”  … [more]

  • Time Warner units in contract for $57.5M

    November 01, 2010 06:00PM

    Clockwise from top left: Brenda Powers, 25 Columbus Circle, Douglas Von Allmen and Elizabeth Lee Sample

    Two duplexes in the Time Warner Center building at 25 Columbus Circle have gone into contract in a single deal for $57.5 million, according to the Observer. The Post had reported in August that hedge fund financier Douglas Von Allmen had sold his 3,500-square-foot duplex for around $15.7 million to a Russian tycoon, and that the merger of that unit with neighbor Steven Feder’s 4,500-square-foot pad was not happening. According to sources close to the deal and an internal brokers’ database, the duplexes went into contract in one transaction. Brown Harris Stevens’ listing brokers Elizabeth Lee Sample and Brenda Powers declined to comment. It is unclear whether the Post was mistaken in its reporting of the single sale or whether the Russian tycoon actually decided to take both units. The combined space will feature three kitchens, eight bedrooms, 12 marble bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Central Park and an in-apartment elevator. [NYO]


  • The 3,500-square-foot Time Warner Center pad that belongs to venture capitalist Doug Allmen has found a buyer willing to pay around $15.95 million in cash for his duplex on the 74th and 75th floors, according to the Post. The three-bedroom unit at the building also known as 25 Columbus Circle, listed for $18.45 million last year after Allmen was reportedly hit by the collpase of Fort Lauderdale attorney Scott Rothstein’s Ponzi scheme, is now in contract. Sources said the buyer is a “Russian oligarch billionaire,” whose new apartment has views of Central Park, a private elevator and a 45-and-a-half-foot-long great room. Brown Harris Stevens broker duo Elizabeth Sample and Brenda Powers had the listing. [Post]


  • Toy guru slumming it with Madoff pad?

    February 11, 2010 02:20PM

    Bernard Madoff and his former penthouse apartment at 133 East 64th Street

    The $8.9 million home formerly owned by Bernard Madoff is chump change
    for toy executive Al Kahn, compared to the home he has just listed.
    The children’s entertainment juggernaut responsible for toys like the
    Cabbage Patch Kids and Pokemon has put his 4,350-square-foot condo in
    the Time Warner Center at 25 Columbus Circle on the market for $33.6
    million, following his purchase of the infamous 4,000-square-foot
    Madoff duplex at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 64th Street, which went into contract earlier this month. Time
    Warner Center mainstays Elizabeth Lee Sample and Brenda Powers of
    Brown Harris Stevens have the listing. … [more]

  • A pair of high-floor Time Warner Center condos, each touched by high-profile scandals, is on the market for a combined $57.5 million. The first, a $34.95 million four-bedroom, 4,500-square-foot unit, belongs to alleged Psychic Readers Network scammer Steven Feder. Feder, whose hotline was brought down in 2002 after a fury of lawsuits led him to forgive $500 million in customer bills, purchased the apartment for $24.4 million in 2008, trading up from a $15.8 million condo 10 floors below. The second is an $18.45 million, 3,500-square-foot duplex owned by Doug Von Allmen, a venture capitalist who is reported to have been duped by Scott Rothstein, of Fort Lauderdale Ponzi scheme fame. While separately, the apartments’ cost only adds up to $53.4 million, brokers Elizabeth Sample and Brenda Powers of Brown Harris Stevens are hoping that buyers will be willing to pay the additional $4.1 million premium on the combined space. [Post, 1st item]

  • Buyers’ brokers in demand

    November 03, 2009 06:38PM

    From the November issue: In Manhattan, buyers’ brokers are a secretive bunch. When there’s a
    high-profile sale, the listing agent’s name is splashed across the
    headlines: Brown Harris Stevens’ Richard Wallgren, for example, closed
    the sale of a $37 million penthouse at 15 Central Park West in
    September; Paula Del Nunzio made news for her record-setting $53
    million sale of the Harkness mansion in 2006. Less well-known are the
    brokers who represented the buyers. The identities of buyers’ brokers
    are a jealously guarded secret, never listed in public records and
    often never revealed. That’s the way many brokers — who pride
    themselves on their discretion — like it, especially in a market where
    lavish spending is viewed with disfavor. Ironically, brokers who
    represent buyers are taking on a greater significance than ever, even
    as they’re being asked to keep increasingly quiet about their role.
    Well-qualified buyers are now scarce, and bringing them to the table is
    crucial to the transaction. Recognizing this, high-end brokers are
    spending more of their time representing buyers.