That special holiday feeling

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Core’s Brittley Jarrell

The holidays swept through New York last month, bringing lots of good cheer and, of course, parties. Here was the buzz at a couple.

Core: 141 Fifth Avenue penthouse (Dec. 16)


Shaun Osher was missing in action. Word was that he was babysitting his kids while wife Lauren DeFranco, a reporter for WABC-TV on Long Island, was covering the recent string of Jones Beach-area killings.

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Brittley Jarrell, chief strategy officer with Core, said the Flatiron District is growing in popularity among “empty-nesters.”

Fox Residential: Company president Barbara Fox’s
Upper East Side home (Dec. 14)

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From left: Steven Spinola of REBNY, Corinne Pulitzer of Elliman and Alan Pfeifer, also of Elliman (Photo credit Richard Lewin)

Lots of real estate bigwigs were in attendance, including Sotheby’s International Realty’s Roger Erickson, REBNY president Steven Spinola, Prudential Douglas Elliman’s Jacky Teplitzky, and Gumley Haft Kleier mother-daughters trio Michele Kleier, Sabrina Kleier Morgenstern and Samantha Kleier Forbes.

Teplitzky told us that her Elliman team has major restructuring plans in the works for 2011.

Joanna Simon, vice president of Fox and sister of famed singer Carly Simon, told us that her favorite building in New York City is the UN Plaza in Midtown East — where she lives!