Non-fiction author buys historic EV townhouse

New York /
Mar.March 19, 2012 05:02 PM

Award-winning journalist and non-fiction author Nina Munk has purchased an historic townhouse at 25 Stuyvesant Street designed by renowned New York architect James Renwick, Jr., who went on to design St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Grace Church, according to public records filed with the city today.

Munk and Pilipino-born contemporary artist Peter Soriano purchased the townhouse from the estate of Jean Way Schoonover for $3.7 million, records show. Schoonover was a female public relations pioneer and a former president of the public relations division of Ogilvy & Mather. The home was asking $4.1 million with Paula Del Nunzio, senior vice president of Brown Harris Stevens.

The East Village townhouse, on the corner of 10th Street, totals approximately 3,380 square feet inside and includes outdoor space, according to the listing. The building, completed in 1861, came on the market in May 2011, according to Streeteasy.com, asking $4.5 million, and saw a 9 percent price cut in August to $4.1 million.

Munk, who is currently a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and frequent commentator for the New York Times, is author of “Fools Rush In: Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Unmaking of AOL Time Warner,” a well-received account of Internet upstart AOL’s $163 billion 2000 purchase of Time Warner, the world’s most powerful media company. She has won three Business Journalist of the Year awards and three Front Page Awards, according to her website.

Neither Del Nunzio nor Munk was immediately available for comment.


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
(Image by Wolfgang & Hite via Dezeen)

Hudson Yards megadevelopment inspires a new line of sex toys

Hudson Yards megadevelopment inspires a new line of sex toys
Cammeby's International Group founder Rubin Schron and, from top: 194-05 67th Avenue, 189-15 73rd Avenue and 64-05 186th Lane (Credit: Google Maps)

Ruby Schron lands $500M refi for sprawling Queens apartment portfolio

Ruby Schron lands $500M refi for sprawling Queens apartment portfolio
Wendy Silverstein (Credit: Getty Images)

Wendy Silverstein, co-head of WeWork’s real-estate fund, is out

Wendy Silverstein, co-head of WeWork’s real-estate fund, is out
55-15 Grand Avenue, Queens; Phil A. Belling of LBA Realty; Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase (Getty, RXR/BL Architects)

LBA lands $316M loan for Amazon warehouse in Maspeth

LBA lands $316M loan for Amazon warehouse in Maspeth
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Getty, iStock)

Cuomo to ease requirements for rent relief

Cuomo to ease requirements for rent relief
From left: Compass CEO Robert Reffkin, 1 Wall Street and Macklowe Properties chairman Harry Macklowe (Getty; Macklowe Properties)

Macklowe taps Compass to sell 1 Wall Street

Macklowe taps Compass to sell 1 Wall Street
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Getty)

Cuomo stops city’s tax lien sale again. Will it ever happen?

Cuomo stops city’s tax lien sale again. Will it ever happen?
Jonathan Kalikow and a rendering of 3 Sutton Place

Court overturns ruling that would have upended “the whole land development industry”

Court overturns ruling that would have upended “the whole land development industry”
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...