Judith Sheindlin, known to the television-watching public as Judge Judy, has unloaded a pied-à-terre co-op at the Midtown East’s Sherry-Netherland hotel for $8.5 million, the New York Observer reported.
The unit is spread on two floors of the hotel, at 781 Fifth Avenue at 59th Street. Two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms are on the 11th floor, and a 6.75-foot-by-15-foot accessory room is on the 10th floor.
Deborah Grubman and David Dubin of the Corcoran Group brokered the sale, which closed for slightly less than the $9 million asking price, the Observer noting, citing city records.
The buyers are Bernard and Joan Spain, who bought one of the first condominiums at The Plaza Hotel after its 2007 conversion. According to PropertyShark, the couple sold it in December.
Scheindlin bought the Sherry-Netherland co-op in 2009 for $6.75 million. In 2008, the co-op was listing for $15 million, and then $8 million when Scheindlin nabbed it, the newspaper said. [NYO] –Mark Maurer