Ex-Bear Stearns chair finally finds buyer for Belaire pad

Alexander Team at Douglas Elliman had listed it for $9M

Penthouse at 524 East 72nd Street
Penthouse at 524 East 72nd Street

Richard Harriton, the disgraced former chair of a securities clearing division of investment bank Bear Stearns, is in contract to sell his full-floor penthouse condominium at the Belaire.

The four-bedroom apartment has come on and off the market for about four years. Douglas Elliman brokers Tal Alexander, Oren Alexander and Sarah Williams took over the listing last month. Twenty days later, the apartment, now asking $9.2 million, found a buyer.

Harriton bought the 3,650-square-foot pad at 524 East 72nd Street in 1994, records show. The unit features a wood-burning fireplace, custom built-in closets and floor-to-ceiling windows. [NYP, 1st item]Mark Maurer