The Real Deal New York

Filmmaker Brian De Palma buys second co-op at 1 Fifth Avenue

The “Scarface” and “Carrie” director has lived there since at least 1989
By Ariel Stulberg | March 23, 2016 11:34AM

1 Fifth Avenue (inset: Brian De Palma)

1 Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village (credit: Ann Weintraub) (inset: Brian De Palma)

In this city, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get a second 1 Fifth Avenue co-op.

Brian De Palma, the director of “Carrie,” “Scarface” and “Dressed to Kill,” bought a second apartment at the 27-story Greenwich Village building, paying $1.8 million.

The two-bedroom, two-bath apartment was listed at $2 million. Ann Weintraub, who represented the sellers, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

De Palma owns another unit at the 239,000-square-foot building, on the 23rd floor. He’s lived there since at least 1989, according to property records.

Rolling Stones guitar player Keith Richards listed his own four-bedroom unit at the building last week, asking $12.2 million.