Arthur “Pinch” Sulzberger Jr., chairman and publisher of the New York Times, has plunked down $3.9 million for a six-room penthouse at the Dorilton in Lincoln Square.
The three-bedroom co-op, at 171 West 71st Street, has a private 2,000-square-foot terrace, wood-burning fireplace and dramatic, 25-foot-high skylights in the living and dining room area. It was originally listed for $4.5 million last October.
Four years ago, the spread was featured in the Gray Lady herself, when then-owners Paul Ezekiel and Tanya Kiskanyan were reported to be in the midst of a $400,000 renovation of the terrace, complete with a Jacuzzi, dining and seating areas and at least two years worth of work by a landscape architect.
A longtime resident of the Upper West Side, Sulzberger separated from his wife, Gail Gregg, in 2008, who kept the couple’s $3.23 million Harperley Hall apartment on Central Park West in the wake of the split. Sulzberger, who also has a weekend home in New Paltz, N.Y., was said to have moved briefly into the Phillips Club, the residential hotel on West 66th Street, at the time.
A Times spokesperson declined to comment, as did both of the Dorilton listing brokers, Prudential Douglas Elliman’s Ann Cutbill Lenane and Deirdre DeRisi.