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In New York, a famous name can do a number to draw attention to a real estate listing. Some are prepared to go one step further and put their artwork, awards, and other personal effects on display in listing photos and for the open house. Only time will tell whether this strategy will attract serious buyers to the homes of the luminaries who listed their New York City homes in March 2023, though.

Scott Rudin — Listed for $26,000,000

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22 Bank Street
When EGOT producer Scott Rudin sold his apartment in The San Remo in August 2021, the sale came two and a half years after he bought a West Village townhouse from former Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter. However, Mr. Rudin and husband John Barlow have recently put the townhouse on the market. The New York Post announced the listing, but did not give a reason for selling it.

From the Listing:
On Bank Street which is a quintessential Greenwich Village Street named for the Bank of New York, founded by Alexander Hamilton sits this charming townhouse has just undergone a triple-mint renovation by the architect G.P. Schafer.

Built between 1844-1845, 22 Bank Street is a single-family townhouse with a red brick facade that sits in the middle of this quiet tree-lined block. The house is 19 feet wide with a 42-foot south-facing garden. On entering the Parlor level from the original stoop you are greeted by great room of impressive scale, spanning 38’ with 11’ ceilings.

This room features two fireplaces and beautiful built-in bookcases. The original window shutters have been restored and open to allow sunlight to flood in. At the far end of the great room is a library with over-sized windows and a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden below. A powder room is conveniently located on this floor. There is a brand new interior elevator serving all of the upper floors.

Jon Steinberg — Listed for $18,500,000

36-East-64th-Street-01 36 East 64th Street, #TH (Compass)
Upper East Side townhouses
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36 East 64th Street
In February 2023, British media company Future plc announced that Jon Steinberg, whose resume included BuzzFeed, Cheddar News, and the North American arm of The Daily Mail would be joining as Chief Executive Officer starting in April. In preparation for the new job in the United Kingdom, Mr. Steinberg has listed his Upper East Side townhouse with his father, Compass broker Richard Steinberg. The house is listed for nearly double the $9.7 million they paid for it, but the older Mr. Steinberg is optimistic - he told Crain's New York Business that "the townhouse market is the first submarket that I have seen on the Upper East Side that's rebounding with gusto."

From the Listing:
Situated on a sought-after street just one block from Central Park, sits this stunning 19th century brownstone with a state of the art renovation, completed three years ago, by AD 100 designer KA Design Group. Built in 1881, this imposing 5-story single-family home features a garden, cellar, large elevator servicing all floors, and finished rooftop deck with an outdoor kitchen boasting 7,600+/-square feet of exceptional living space along The garden level welcomes you with a spacious entryway, beyond which sits a media room, a glass enclosed mud room and powder room. This level also features a chef’s kitchen with Calcutta marble countertops, radiant heated floors, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances; off the kitchen includes a spacious breakfast room boasting custom walnut benches that leads out to the small landscaped garden with built-in jacuzzi. Upon entering the parlor level, this stunning main floor is filled with natural light and nearly 12’ ceilings. The entertaining rooms feature a formal separate living room and dining room, and seating area with French doors opening to a beautiful sunlit terrace for ultimate ambience.

Hester Diamond — Relisted for $14,995,000

300-Central-Park-West-01 The Eldorado, #18/19D (Compass); Hester Diamond (By Rachel Kaminsky - Via Rachel Kaminsky, Hester Diamond's stepdaughter, CC BY-SA 4.0,; Mike D. (By Fabio Venni from London, UK - Beastie Boys - Mike D, CC BY-SA 2.0,
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Over the decades she lived in The Eldorado, Hester Diamond raised a family, filled the space with her impressive art collection, and bought an additional residence to make it a duplex. Following her 2020 death, the art was sold in a Sotheby's auction, and Ms. Diamond's son, Beastie Boys co-founder Mike D., put the apartment on the market. It was originally listed in May 2022, and the New York Post announced that it has been relisted with a price reduction.

From the Listing:
The multi-faceted stature of Residence 18/19D rests in the experience of Central Park and The Reservoir, as your own private oasis of tranquility and calm against the midtown skyline backdrop of Manhattan. You are truly living in the epitome of luxury and nature at every turn, a piece of architectural art within the skyscape of the greatest city in the world. With an interior that is in a class of its own in size, scale and flexibility, one can customize this home to meet their luxury lifestyle.

Twelve rooms across 6,300 square feet, wrap around terraces of 800 square feet, and over 130 linear feet fronting Central Park and The Reservoir. This Duplex features six rooms directly on the Park and Reservoir, with entrances to the terraces from all major rooms. There is extraordinary light from sunrise to sunset with the majority of rooms facing east, south and west. Upon entering the nineteenth floor, you are met with the enormous twenty-nine-foot entertaining room, which is only eclipsed by the iconic views from the south and east terrace off this room.
3 Available Listings for Sale from $4,550,000

Samantha Ronson — Listed for $12,000,000

108-Leonard-Street-01 108 Leonard, #15A (Compass)
Tribeca condos
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Tribeca lofts
In 2019, Gimme Shelter reported that producer Mark Ronson had looked at pied-a-terres at 108 Leonard. However, his sister, DJ/songwriter Samantha Ronson, ultimately bought in the building with partner Cassandra Grey. They are not staying long, though - the New York Post announced that they listed the apartment for a little over the $10.85 million they paid for it in August 2022 (per public records).

From the Listing:
Perched high atop the iconic 108 Leonard Street, residence 15A is the epitome of luxury living in the heart of Tribeca. From the moment you step into this magnificent 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom apartment, you will be transported to a world of elegance and sophistication. Offering an additional 973 square feet of outdoor space that is spread over 4 private terraces, 15A features impressive size, volume, and opulence.

As you enter, the spacious foyer leads you into a sprawling living and dining area with breathtaking city views pouring in through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The open floor plan allows for seamless flow between the living and dining areas, creating an ideal space for entertaining guests or spending time with family. The kitchen is a chef’s dream, featuring custom oak cabinetry, marble countertops, and top-of-the-line appliances from Sub-Zero and Wolf.
14 Available Listings for Sale from $1,895,000
4 Available Listings for Rent from $9,000/month

Paul Boskind — Listed for $11,000,000

247-West-46th-Street-01 The Platinum, #PH2 (Compass)
Theater District condos
Midtown West condos
NYC condos
In addition to his work as CEO of healthcare provider Deer Oaks, Paul Boskind is a Broadway producer who won a Tony Award for his 2011 revival of The Normal Heart. Appropriately enough, he owns a penthouse in the Theater District; however, Crain's New York Business announced that he has put it on the market. The publication also noted that he bought it from the developer for $5.9 million in 2009.

From the Listing:
Welcome to Penthouse Two, a remarkable three level residence nestled atop the Costas Kondylis designed Platinum Condominium. This expansive home is designed for those who appreciate state of the art luxury design, where no detail has gone unnoticed. Situated on the Southwest corner of the building, the unit is sun drenched by day, and by night you’ll find the best sunset views the city has to offer, over the picturesque Hudson River. Upon entering into the great room, you’re greeted by soaring double-height ceilings of 25 feet, and floor-to-ceiling corner windows offering a seemingly endless view of the city skyline.

The inviting fireplace creates a cozy atmosphere, while the oversized terrace beckons you outside to enjoy the captivating sights and sounds of the city. Built for entertaining, this home features a large wet bar (with both cold and room temperature wine storage), two impressive floating staircases and 5(!) crystal chandeliers - each it’s own thoughtfully curated art piece - by Moura Starr. There is also a second kitchen, on the lowest level of the home, that can be used as a catering kitchen or for guest’s separate enjoyment.
4 Available Listings for Sale from $1,250,000
5 Available Listings for Rent from $4,800/month

Renate Aller — Listed for $10,000,000

33-Greene-Street-01 33 Greene Street, #PHW (Douglas Elliman)
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Soho lofts
33 Greene Street
When photographer Renate Aller and her husband, financial advisor Hugh Aller, first came to New York in 1999, they stayed in Mark Rothko's former atelier on the Bowery before moving to a Soho loft. The New York Post announced that the couple has put the loft on the market, and large-scale photos of Ms. Aller's can be seen in listing images. No word on whether they can be included in the sale, though.

From the Listing:
As featured in Architectural Digest, this one-of-a-kind, south-facing penthouse loft on the beloved, cobble-stone Greene Street of SoHo offers approximately 3,600 interior square feet of extraordinary space, light and volume, made even more exceptional by its newly finished 1,800-square-foot private roof deck with panoramic views of the city.

With 14’ ceilings, 13 extra-large picture windows, original historic columns and painted tin ceilings throughout, PHW at 33 Greene Street is one of those rare Downtown properties that celebrates its pre-war history - originally built in 1873 - while also being refreshingly new and modern.

Upon entering the residence, a large skylight illuminates the first of two generous living rooms in this expansive loft. A central mezzanine office with a custom-designed walk-in bar underneath connects the living spaces as you enter the south-facing and sun-flooded 34’ x 23’ great room.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $10,000,000

Bethenny Frankel — Listed for $4,500,000

22-Mercer-Street-01 22 Mercer Street, #2D (Compass); Bethenny Frankel (By Gina Hughes, CC BY 3.0,
Soho condos
NYC condos
22 Mercer Street
Since moving on from The Real Housewives of New York, Bethenny Frankel has turned her attention to her Skinnygirl lifestyle brand and her philanthropy efforts. She has also moved on from the Soho condo she bought in the wake of her 2014 divorce. The New York Post notes that she took a loss on it and that the new owners have recently listed it.

From the Listing:
Perfectly perched in an immaculately converted landmark 24-hour doorman condominium loft building on a quiet cobblestone block of Mercer Street in SoHo’s historic cast-iron district, this superbly outfitted home with two large bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, is grandly scaled with about 2,392 square feet of living space and features a wood-burning fireplace and a small balcony, the only one of its kind in the building. The east-facing, 25-foot wide great room with its soaring 14-foot ceilings is brightly lit by three triple-paned arched windows, framed in hardwood mahogany, that flood the space with dreamy morning light, and feature a working wood-burning fireplace. Adjoining the entertaining space is a Bulthaup open kitchen, expertly equipped for the most discerning chef.

It features appliances by Sub-Zero, Gaggenau, and Miele, and is outfitted with imported marble, a sink and pot-filler, a state-of-the-art ventilation system, an extra-large pantry, and a five-burner Wolf range. A grand entry gallery ideal for an art collection maximizes the use of space by providing a home office area complete with storage and customized built-ins. The gracious primary bedroom suite is a serene sanctuary and features a stunning custom-built walk-in closet and a luxurious 5-fixture marble bathroom resplendent with double vanity sinks, a deep soaking tub, and a glass-enclosed steam/rain shower.
2 Available Listings for Sale from $4,500,000

Ai Weiwei — Listed for $2,000,000

420-West-25th-Street-01 Loft 25, #8E (Compass)
Chelsea lofts
Chelsea condos
420 West 25th Street
Artists of all stripes have long been drawn to Chelsea's gallery scene, and Ai Weiwei is no exception: In 2008, he bought an apartment a short distance from the now-closed Mary Boone Gallery that represented him. As he is not spending much time in the United States these days, he has listed the apartment; Crain's New York Business notes that the home has been staged with several of his works.

From the Listing:
Welcome to the ultimate artist loft apartment at Loft 25. 8E is a high floor, oversized one-bedroom spanning 1,409 square feet with two full bathrooms, an easily convertible office/den area, and 12-foot ceilings. The apartment boasts hardwood floors, oversized south facing windows with views of London Terrace, washer and dryer in-unit with a modern feel and open floor plan. 8E is an updated version of a classic Chelsea artist loft with clean lines and ample space that welcomes the creative mind. The kitchen is outfitted with a Liebherr refrigerator and freezer, Bosch dishwasher, stovetop and oven.
3 Available Listings for Sale from $1,625,000

Frank Langella — Listed for $899,000

336-Central-Park-West-01 336 Central Park West, #1D (Douglas Elliman); Frank Langella (By Georges Biard, CC BY-SA 3.0,
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336 Central Park West
In the years since he bought his Upper West Side apartment, actor Frank Langella has won a Tony for his role as President Richard Nixon in Frost/Nixon, garnered an Oscar nomination for his reprisal of the role in the film adaptation, won another Tony for his role in The Father, and appeared in the Oscar-nominated film The Trial of the Chicago 7. The New York Post reported that he has put the apartment on the market, and his awards may be seen in listing photos.

From the Listing:
This spacious, lobby-level one-bedroom is owned by legendary actor and four-time Tony winner Frank Langella! The elegant living and dining areas are perfect for entertaining, as is the windowed eat-in kitchen. The long hall is ideal for artwork and bookshelves and offers privacy for the large bedroom with its en-suite bathroom and office nook. There is lots of great storage, high ceilings, parquet floors, and super-low maintenance of only $1,090 per month.
4 Available Listings for Sale from $840,000

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