Houston Rockets owner revealed as 18 Gramercy penthouse buyer

From left: Melanie Lazenby, Leslie Alexander and a rendering of 18 Gramercy Park
From left: Melanie Lazenby, Leslie Alexander and a rendering of 18 Gramercy Park

The identity of the purchaser of the $42 million duplex penthouse at 18 Gramercy Park has been revealed: Leslie Alexander, the owner of the NBA’s Houston Rockets team, made the slam-dunk purchase, the New York Post revealed.

As reported last week, the deal breaks the highest price ever paid for a Manhattan apartment south of 59th Street. As Curbed reported, the previous record was set by Alexander himself when his penthouse at Superior Ink traded for $31.5 million.

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Melanie Lazenby at Prudential Douglas Elliman brokered both sales for Alexander, and she declined to comment to the Post.

The home has four terraces, a pool and a key to Gramercy Park. [Post, 3rd item] and [Curbed]