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In general, CityRealty waits until a few days into the new month before presenting a rundown of recently listed apartments linked to celebrity owners past and present. But as May 2023 winds down, a number of apartments throughout Manhattan were bought and sold by luminaries in business, entertainment, and food.

Anna Netrebko — Sold for $6,000,000

10-West-End-Avenue-01 10 West End Avenue (The Corcoran Group)
Shortly after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Metropolitan Opera cut ties with celebrated but controversial soprano Anna Netrebko after she issued statements critical of the war but did not repudiate her previous support for Vladimir Putin. At the time, Peter Gelb, the Metropolitan Opera's general manager, told The New York Times that "it's hard to imagine a scenario in which she will return to the Met." She has performed all over Europe since then, and her recent sale of an Upper West Side condominium near Lincoln Center appears as a further demonstration that her time in New York, if not the United States, is over.
1 Available Listing for Sale for $2,350,000
3 Available Listings for Rent from $4,200/month

Gideon Gartner — Sold for $5,800,000

146-West-57th-Street-01 Metropolitan Tower (CityRealty)
Regarded by some as "the father of the modern analyst industry," entrepreneur Gideon Gartner was at the helm of consulting firm Gartner Group, broker-dealer Soundview Technologies, and consulting firm Giga Information Group. He was also well known for his love of music, having been a supporter of the Metropolitan Opera, the National Jazz Museum of Harlem, and Carnegie Hill, the latter of which is a stone's throw from his longtime Manhattan penthouse at Metropolitan Tower. Following his death in December 2020, public records indicate that his estate has sold the condo on what is now known as Billionaires' Row.
13 Available Listings for Sale from $1,240,000
5 Available Listings for Rent from $5,400/month

Frederic Cumenal — Sold for $3,925,000

82-University-Place-01 82 University Place (CityRealty)
Luxury executive Frederic Cumenal's extensive resume includes 15 years, a short stint as CEO of Tiffany & Co., and appointments to the board of Blue Nile and Lugano Diamonds. His tastes in real estate were more understated but no less impressive: Public records list him as the seller of a spacious apartment at the top of a highly exclusive Greenwich Village condo conversion with only three units.

Alex Guarnaschelli — Bought for $2,999,999

252-Seventh-Avenue-01 The Chelsea Mercantile (CityRealty)
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Before she became a Food Network mainstay with shows like Supermarket Stakeout, Chopped, and Iron Chef, Alex Guarnaschelli shot to prominence as the executive chef at Butter Restaurant. Appropriately enough, her new apartment is located directly above a Whole Foods outpost and comes with a recently updated kitchen.
7 Available Listings for Sale from $1,750,000
4 Available Listings for Rent from $6,250/month

Alvaro Domingo — Bought for $2,750,000

150-Columbus-Avenue-01 One Lincoln Square (Douglas Elliman)
While Alvaro Domino's production career has included some of the concerts and operas starring his father, celebrated tenor Placido Domingo, he is well-known as a filmmaker in his own right: The Other Conquest, an epic drama set after the 1521 Spanish Conquest of Mexico and produced by his company, was a box office success and critical favorite. Most recently, he bought a spacious new home near Lincoln Center.
5 Available Listings for Sale from $2,995,000
3 Available Listings for Rent from $10,000/month

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