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Celebrities whose homes were listed or purchased in May 2024 Celebrities whose homes were listed or purchased in May 2024
As May 2024 shows, New York City remains a destination for high-profile figures in all industries. It led Henley & Partners' recent World's Wealthiest Cities 2024 report, and several bold-faced names continue to make their homes in the city. May 2024 saw several homes linked to past luminaries hit the market, as well as modern celebrities looking for another city home.

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33 Riverside Drive
33 Riverside Drive Riverside Dr./West End Ave.
243 East 17th Street
243 East 17th Street Gramercy Park
Quay Tower, 50 Bridge Park Drive
Quay Tower, 50 Bridge Park Drive Brooklyn Heights
162 East 63rd Street
162 East 63rd Street Lenox Hill
33 East 70th Street
33 East 70th Street Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.
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May 2024 Celebrity Moves

Thierry Henry — Listed for $27,250,000

Thierry Henry's Soho penthouse 425 Broome Street, #PHN (Compass); Thierry Henry (Shay - My friend, Shay's photobucket album, CC BY-SA 3.0,
Penthouse interiors with oversized windows
Chef's kitchen
Private terrace
During European footballer Thierry Henry’s time on the New York Red Bulls, he amassed a large Soho penthouse, starting by buying the duplex penthouse and a deeded parking space; he later added on a second parking space and bought the unit below. Now that he is back in France and preparing for a coaching role ahead of the Summer Olympics, the apartment has come on the market (h/t Crain’s New York Business).

From the Listing:
Presenting the mystique of The Penthouse at 39 Crosby, a never before publicly marketed crown jewel set atop one of Soho’s most coveted, boutique, cast iron buildings. This exceptionally private, glass clad, ultra-sleek mansion in the sky proffers breathtaking views of the skyline from virtually every room, multiple private outdoor spaces and one of Manhattan’s most elusive amenities – deeded parking, of which this offering includes two! The majestically proportioned great room is enveloped in 270-degree views stretching from the Brooklyn Bridge to the east, One World Trade to the south, and Soho’s historic backdrop to the west.
2 Available Listings for Sale from $4,750,000

Grace Hightower — Listed for $20,000,000

Grace Hightower's Central Park West apartment The Brentmore, #4N/5W (Compass); Grace Hightower (David Shankbone - Own work, CC BY 3.0,
Dining area
Kitchen with center island
Central Park views
Robert De Niro’s impact on Tribeca is such that De Niro Con is taking place on the last days of the Tribeca Festival, but there was a time when he and then-wife, entrepreneur/philanthropist Grace Hightower, lived on Central Park West. She transformed the formerly “boxed off” apartment into an airy home in the wake of a fire, and spoke highly of its proximity to Central Park, but told The Wall Street Journal, “I want to get my own space and go crazy [with color].”

From the Listing:
A multi-year renovation, the result of a collaboration between architect Alexander Antonelli and interior designer Buzz Kelly, has transformed this grandly proportioned 5,800+ square foot duplex with 4 to 5 bedrooms, a formal living room, dining room, and a study into an exquisite classic with all the expected modern conveniences and luxuries filed with character via gleaming hardwood floors and superb millwork detailing throughout. The intimate elevator landing opens into an entry gallery leading you to the sublime living and dining rooms. You are instantly beckoned to the dreamy park exposures via a huge bay window.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $20,000,000

Baz Luhrmann — Relisted for $15,995,000

243 East 17th Street entrance
Baz Luhrmann's Gramercy townhouse 243 East 17th Street (Corcoran Group); Baz Luhrmann (Wiki Commons)
Primary bedroom with fireplace
Basement-level media room
In the years since director Baz Luhrmann and his wife, costume designer Catherine Martin, listed their Gramercy townhouse, it has been on and off the sales and rental markets alike. Most recently, it has come back to the market at a lower price with new staging and a new brokerage. Robb Report notes that years before Mr. Lurhmann wrote the script for Best Picture nominee Elvis in the top-floor studio, the space was occupied by renowned jazz musician Clifford Jordan.

From the Listing:
Beckoning the bygone era of the Gilded Age in New York, this exceptional 28-foot-wide, elevator townhome sits perfectly positioned with a centerline view over Stuyvesant Square Park. Beautifully renovated in 2019, this stately home with gracious proportions features a three-bay facade, round-arched doors and windows, a lovely foliate patterned cast-iron balcony that runs the width of the edifice, and a paneled cornice. This elegant townhouse has been featured in numerous design publications including Elle Decor and was one of Elle Decor’s top "liked" Instagram posts of 2021.

Judith Sheindlin — Listed for $9,500,000

Judge Judy's Sutton Place penthouse 14 Sutton Place South, #PHA (Compass); Judith Sheindlin (Susan Roberts from Chicopee, U.S.A - Judge Judy & Painting, CC BY-SA 2.0,
Formal dining room
Windowed chef's kitchen
Private terrace
Judith Sheindlin is well known for her no-nonsense attitude in TV persona Judge Judy, and brought a similar matter-of-factness to selling her Sutton Place penthouse, saying, “We’ve enjoyed this jewel of an apartment [but] time to simplify” in an email to The New York Times, which announced the listing. She and her husband, former New York Supreme Court judge Jerry Sheindlin, bought the duplex in the Rosario Candela-designed building shortly after offloading their pied-a-terre in The Sherry Netherland.

From the Listing:
Boasting panoramic exposures and an expansive wrap-around terrace, this sun-kissed aerie is one of the crown jewels of this tony enclave. Upon entry from the semi-private elevator landing, an impressive 29-foot entrance gallery leads to spacious, welcoming rooms, perfect for entertaining. The commodious living room, featuring a wood-burning fireplace and breathtaking east and south-facing views of the East River, sets the stage for elegant gatherings. The formal dining room, adorned with floor-to-ceiling French casement doors, offers an exquisite setting for hosting guests. Deeded private storage unit included.
6 Available Listings for Sale from $800,000

Linda Evangelista — Listed for $9,450,000

Living room with skylight Linda Evangelista by jusez from Hong Kong, China - Flickr, CC BY 2.0, | The Spears Building, #PHD (Compass)
Study with exposed brick wall
Dressing room in primary suite
Private roof terrace
During her acclaimed modeling career, Linda Evangelista’s resume included some of the world’s most luxurious brands. She brought a similar mindset to her real estate and proved to be ahead of her time – when Crain’s New York Business announced that her Chelsea penthouse is on the market, it noted that she bought it in 2001, years before the High Line became a park. Appropriately enough, it features a dressing room with six custom closets.

From the Listing:
West Chelsea dream loft living awaits in this sprawling four-bedroom, two-bathroom penthouse featuring a sun-drenched flexible floor plan and an extensive private terrace atop The Spears Building, a sought-after full-service condominium flanked by the Hudson River and The High Line. Inside this 4,022-square-foot residence, ceilings dotted with recessed lighting soar 13 feet tall over polished concrete floors, exposed brick, and oversized windows on the northern, eastern, and southern exposures. The gracious foyer opens to a spectacular great room warmed by a wood-burning fireplace and topped with an imposing skylight.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $9,450,000
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Jeffrey W. Greenberg — Sold for $8,200,000

Living room 950 Park Avenue, #11B (Douglas Elliman)
Dining room
Kitchen with center island
Upper East Side views
When private equity executive Jeffrey W. Greenberg bought his Central Park West cooperative in December 2022, Crain’s New York Business noted that the purchase marked the end of a years-long marketing effort. A similarly long effort was involved in the offloading of his Park Avenue home – public records show it has been on and off the market since October 2016, when it was initially listed for nearly $13 million. It is not clear how much Mr. Greenberg paid for the Park Avenue apartment.

From the Listing:
Exceptional, high floor, 12 into 10-room residence in the heart of the Upper East Side. This stunning, corner home boasts grand proportions, a flexible layout, and excellent light all day. At approximately 4,500 square feet, the home is currently configured as a 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom home, with additional, library and study. A private landing leads to a central foyer from which the living room, dining room, kitchen and library are accessed. The corner living room and adjacent dining room face east and north, and measure a fantastic 52 feet in length, with giant picture windows over Park Avenue and 82nd street. The windowed, eat-in kitchen has a separate breakfast area and laundry. A storage unit transfers with the apartment.
3 Available Listings for Sale from $5,950,000

Katharine Hepburn — Listed for $7,200,000

244 East 49th Street, Turtle Bay townhouse
Katharine Hepburn's Turtle Bay townhouse 244 East 49th Street, #TH (Sotheby's International Realty); Katharine Hepburn (Katharine_hepburn_woman_of_the_year.jpg: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (work for hire)derivative work: Lobo512 (talk) - This file was derived from: Katharine hepburn woman of the year.jpg:, Public Domain,
Kitchen with garden access
Private garden
Turtle Bay is one of New York’s most tranquil neighborhoods, but that does not appear to have been Katharine Hepburn’s experience there – until next-door neighbor Stephen Sondheim got an electric keyboard with headphones, they used to argue about him keeping her awake playing the piano late into the night. The townhouse’s current owner bought it from her estate for $3.9 million in 2004, and Crain’s New York Business announced that it is back on the market.

From the Listing:
The epitome of New York glamour defines this gorgeous 19-foot-wide townhouse, which seamlessly blends the home’s special architectural character with modern sensibilities. Boasting graciously scaled rooms, 6 fireplaces, approximately 4,600 square feet of meticulously finished interior space, and an enchanting 1,000 square foot south-facing rear garden, this gracious home stands four stories high with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Published in design magazines, this 1899-built house has been masterfully restored and renovated and praised for its elegant interiors and carefully selected luxury furnishings.

Joan Didion — Sold for $5,400,000

Joan Didion's Upper East Side apartment 33 East 70th Street, #5A (Douglas Elliman); Joan Didion (By David Shankbone - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
Step-down dining room
Upper East Side views
And so that chapter has drawn to a close: About four months after it entered contract, the estate of writers Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne has sold the literary power couple’s Upper East Side apartment. Curbed identified the buyer as a trust linked to developer/Chelsea Piers founder Roland Betts and notes that one of his daughters and her growing family will be moving in. (P.S. Mr. Betts’ historic Upper West Side townhouse remains on the market for $7.7 million.)

From the Listing:
Located in one of Manhattan’s most desirable full-service cooperatives, on one of the Upper East Side’s most picturesque blocks, residence 5A exudes prewar charm and elegance. The home offers discreet luxury, accessible through a semi-private elevator landing that leads to an elegant gallery which serves as the central corridor of this stunning four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home. The bright and spacious living area boasts a wood-burning fireplace with an intricately carved mantel and an adjacent dining area complete with a wet bar. Four oversized windows frame picturesque views of the architecturally distinct St. James’ Church on East 71st Street. On the other side of the gallery find an oversized den or library, powder room, home office and an eat-in kitchen
2 Available Listings for Sale from $7,995,000

Ira Gershwin — Listed for $4,950,000

Penthouse living room with terrace access and river views 33 Riverside Drive, #PHF (Douglas Elliman)
Dining room
Windowed kitchen
Private terrace overlooking the Hudson River
Dining area
According to the New York Post, 33 Riverside Drive has quite the musical history: The multi-family building rose on the former site of a house where composer/pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff lived for four years, and songwriting brothers George and Ira Gershwin later moved into adjacent penthouses at the top -- a far cry from their childhood home on the Lower East Side! Decades later, Ira Gershwin’s penthouse is on the market.

From the Listing:
Walking from the private elevator landing and into the foyer of this spectacular home, you will see how special it is. The spacious formal dining room has a big window and custom built-ins that provide lots of great storage. The living room also has big picture windows and French doors that open to the newly replaced, 1,000-square-foot wrap terrace. With its sweeping river and city views this home offers an urban oasis for the new owner. The windowed kitchen offers custom cabinets, granite counters, a water filter, and top appliances including a Viking stove with a griddle.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $4,950,000

Sonja Morgan — Sold for $4,984,000

Living room 162 East 63rd Street, #TH (Modlin Group LLC); Sonja Morgan (Flickr - Social Life)
Formal dining room with fireplace
Chef's kitchen
Private garden
Several years on the market, multiple seasons of The Real Housewives of New York City, and many price points later, Sonja Morgan has finally offloaded her Upper East Side townhouse. She followed former castmate Dorinda Medley’s advice to “just auction it and move on with your fabulous life,” and it ultimately went for less than half the $9.1 million she and then-husband John Adams Morgan paid for it in 1998 (h/t New York Post).

From the Listing:
This gorgeous home is set in the heart of the Upper East Side and was designed by renowned interior designer Bunny Williams and Architectural Digest’s Harry Scnhapper. The property features custom woodwork and exquisite antique P.E. Guerin hardware. Enter the home on the garden level, pass through the gallery with its mosaic hardwood floors, and then continue into the solarium. The floor-to-ceiling windows flood the space with natural light. Walk through French doors to the landscaped 35-foot garden with a fountain and a koi pond.

Jacque Vaughn — Bought for $2,500,000

Jacque Vaugn at Quay Tower Quay Tower (Serhant LLC); Jacque Vaughn (YESNetwork, CC BY 3.0,
162 East 63rd Street townhouse
Just weeks before the NBA draft, former point guard and recent Nets coach Jacque Vaughn closed on an apartment at Quay Tower, a waterfront Brooklyn condominium about a mile and a half from Barclays Center, in what appears to have been an off-market transaction. He takes his place on a winning team -- the building commands some of the highest prices in the borough, and Zendaya also owns a unit in the building.
7 Available Listings for Sale from $2,395,000
2 Available Listings for Rent from $11,500/month
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