Buyer snags Lena Horne’s former UES apartment

An apartment once owned by legendary actress, singer and civil rights activist Lena Horne at 23 E. 74th St. is in contract. Horne assembled five apartments together inside the building, and used this one as an office. It’s a one-bedroom spread that measures 900 square feet and was last asking $825,000. It’s even stayed in the family since Horne’s death in 2010. Horne’s daughter, Gail Buckley, still lives in the unit that was her late mother’s main residence. Tamer Howard, of Douglas Elliman, has the listing. “Million Dollar Listing New…

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Upper West Side apartment building sells for $66 million

A double apartment building on the southeast corner of Broadway and West 97th Street has been sold for $66 million. The buyers are Dalan Management and Elion Partners, while the sellers are the Gumowitz and Levy families. Ivan Hakimian and John Florek of HPNY were involved in the transaction that closed last week. The pricing equates to $825 per square foot. The sellers are retaining the excess air rights. The 80,000-square-foot building at 2568 Broadway includes 67 rental apartments and stores occupied by Bank of America, Dunkin’ Donuts and Paris…

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CIM Group lands $600 million loan for Dumbo project

CIM Group has closed on a construction loan of more than $600 million for its mixed-use 85 Jay St. project in Dumbo, where prep work has already started. CIM Group and minority partner LIVWRK obtained the loan from JPMorgan Chase. Architect Morris Adjmi has designed the three-acre development bounded by Front, Bridge and York streets. When completed in 2021, it will include 730 residential condos and apartments with pools and roof decks, around 90,000 square feet of retail and community space and underground parking for 700 cars. CIM recently bought…

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Kelly Clarkson drops $8.5M on custom-built SoCal estate

Singer Kelly Clarkson’s real estate holdings just became “stronger.” The hazel-eyed pop star reportedly purchased a custom-built estate in Encino, Calif., for $8.5 million, the Los Angeles Times reported. The home, which came on the market in May, appears to have sold for asking price, according to property records. Finished this year, the home is a true hit. It has eight bedrooms and 11 baths in 10,000 square feet of “upscale living” space. Architectural details include soaring ceilings with reclaimed wood beams, and oversize pocket doors throughout the main living…

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Oleg Cassini’s Long Island estate listed for $19.5M

Oleg Cassini’s magnificent 43.5-acre estate in Oyster Bay, LI, has finally hit the market for $19.5 million. Jackie O’s favorite fashion designer died in 2006, but his estate has been tied up in litigation between his widow, Marianne Nestor Cassini, 68, and his four grandchildren. The widow has been held for contempt of court in the Nassau County Correctional Center since May 3 for defying court orders to turn over business records and documents. Separately, the Nassau County public administrator wants to force the sale of one of her Manhattan…

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Oleg Cassini lists Long Island estate for $19.5M

Oleg Cassini’s magnificent 43.5-acre estate in Oyster Bay, LI, has finally hit the market for $19.5 million. Jackie O’s favorite fashion designer died in 2006, but his estate has been tied up in litigation between his widow, Marianne Nestor Cassini, 68, and his four grandchildren. The widow has been held for contempt of court in the Nassau County Correctional Center since May 3 for defying court orders to turn over business records and documents. Separately, the Nassau County public administrator wants to force the sale of one of her Manhattan…

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Rachael Ray’s $4.5M Hamptons estate is still for sale

Rachael Ray’s estate. Sotheby’s International Realty Sotheby’s International Realty Sotheby’s International Realty Sotheby’s International Realty Up Next Bobbi Brown ditches Jersey Shore for Hamptons It’s been a busy year for makeup mogul Bobbi Brown… 4 View Slideshow Football legend Joe Theismann, who was in town with his wife for the US Open golf tournament, recently headlined an event at 224-234 Tuckahoe Lane, the Southampton estate owned by celebrity chef Rachael Ray and her husband John Cusimano, frontman of rock band The Cringe. The couple listed their compound for $4.5 million…

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Bobbi Brown ditches Jersey Shore for Hamptons

It’s been a busy year for makeup mogul Bobbi Brown and her husband, real estate developer Steven Plofker. In December, they sold their oceanfront Jersey Shore house, in Bay Head, for $3.6 million. By March, they had opened a whimsical hotel, The George, in their hometown of Montclair, NJ, just 20 miles west of Manhattan. Now, we can tell you exclusively that they are in serious talks to buy an acre of land in Sag Harbor to build a new dream house. “Like their old beach house, this land is…

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Judge Judy’s old penthouse is on the market again

60 Sutton Place Al Seidman Al Seidman Al Seidman Al Seidman Al Seidman Al Seidman Al Seidman Up Next Columbia student honored for anti-sexual violence work busted for child porn A Columbia University student, who was once a Nobel Peace… 7 View Slideshow Get your gavel ready! A Sutton Place duplex penthouse that once belonged to Judy Sheindlin, also known as Judge Judy, is back on the market for $3.29 million. In 2010, Sheindlin, who is reportedly TV’s highest-paid personality and earned a Guinness World Records spot for being the…

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Hamptons mansion ‘Resort at Mill Creek’ up for rent

The Resort at Mill Creek. The Corcoran Group The Corcoran Group The Corcoran Group The Corcoran Group The Corcoran Group Up Next 6 Photos Live next door to Cynthia Nixon for $2.2M Want to live next door to gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon?… 5 View Slideshow Designer Vera Wang and Anna Anisimova, the “Russian Paris Hilton” whose oligarch dad, Vasily Anisimov, is tight with Vladimir Putin, have both rented this stunning resort-style home in Water Mill, which is now on the market for $495,000 for six months — or a mere…

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