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Views from The Alfred, former home of a soap opera power couple (Sotheby's International Realty) Views from The Alfred, former home of a soap opera power couple (Sotheby's International Realty)
At this point in the year, some of us start to slack off on New Year's resolutions and goals we might have set for the year ahead. However, that is not the case for these bold-faced names: Public records indicate that they have either sold or purchased their New York City apartments, an endeavor that can be months or even years in the works.

Rinah Aruh

52-Laight-Street-01 Laight House (CityRealty)
Under Rinat Aruh's leadership, design agency Arulinden has won awards and attracted such clients as LVMH, Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade New York, Bvlgari, Glossier, and Supergoop. Their New York offices are in a loft-inspired space, and public records identify her as the buyer of an apartment in an industrially inspired Tribeca building.

Christine D'Ornano

134-West-10th-Street-01 The Jefferson Court (CityRealty)
In August 2022, digital publication This is Glamorous took a look at the stylish Paris apartment of Sisley executive Christine D'Ornano. We look forward to seeing what she does with her Greenwich Village apartment - public records indicate that she has just closed on a spacious unit in a prewar building.

Larry Mah

555-West-59th-Street-01 Element, #11B (Anita Loewy Inc.)
Lincoln Center condos
Upper West Side condos
NYC condos
Larry Mah's professional credentials include work with the music departments of Tenet, The Day After Tomorrow, and the 2022 Oscars, to name just a few. His passion for music seems to have rubbed off on his choice of New York real estate - while public records indicate that he has just sold the apartment, one can't help but notice how close it is to the performing arts venues of Lincoln Center.

From the Listing:
This sprawling 1,689-square-foot, three-bed, three-bath double corner home, is pin-drop quiet and light and bright all day thanks to open north, west, and southern exposures and views coupled with floor to ceiling windows throughout. The open floor plan design makes for easy living and great entertaining. The primary bedroom is split from the two guest bedrooms, maximizing privacy. Both the master and one of the guest bedrooms have full en-suite bathrooms. An extra custom closet and built-ins provide plenty of storage. Stuff you don’t need every day can go in your private, basement storage unit.

This owner-occupied apartment has been upgraded throughout with new 10”x5’ plank floors, an expanded windowed kitchen including a custom pantry by the original Bontempi – Italian cabinet maker, Caesarstone countertops, new wide and deep Kohler “workstation sink” with adjustable shelves and baskets. The kitchen also boasts a new Bosch dishwasher, Bosch cooktop, Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine fridge, and a work island with seating.
5 Available Listings for Sale from $1,330,000
1 Available Listing for Rent for $25,000/month

Dean Baquet

21-East-10th-Street-01 21 East 10th Street (CityRealty)
Greenwich Village co-ops 21 East 10th Street, #12D (The Corcoran Group)
NYC co-ops
21 East 10th Street
Months after Dean Baquet stepped down as executive editor of The New York Times, he and his wife, Dylan Landis Baquet, have sold their Greenwich Village apartments. Public records identify the buyer as Linda Derschang, a longtime Seattle restaurateur who has been spending more time in New York.

From the Listing:
This stunning, top-floor two-bedroom home is perfectly positioned in a beautiful, prewar co-op on Greenwich Village’s ‘Gold Coast’ surrounded by all the best the neighborhood has to offer. The sun-filled apartment offers open blue sky and city views and enjoys an elegant, wrought-iron Juliet balcony overlooking the city. An elegant home, it has been gorgeously renovated with high quality finishes and provides abundant custom-fitted storage throughout. The scale is impressive with sun-drenched, large rooms, a generous foyer, a great entertaining flow, oversized windows, an arched opening to the living room, and high ceilings. The elegance of prewar architecture can be found throughout with new ebonized herringbone floors in the foyer and new ebonized floors throughout, pristine moldings and trim, and beamed ceilings.

The well thought-out floor plan boasts a flowing entertaining expanse with spacious living room, custom built-in shelving, custom lighting, wood-burning fireplace with marble hearth and plenty of room to formally dine, as well as a sunny, fully outfitted kitchen and large entry gallery. The split bedroom layout allows for privacy with two bedrooms and two beautifully renovated full en-suite bathrooms with marble basketweave tiling, pedestal sinks and Duravit fixtures. The benefits from extraordinary storage include walk-in closets and a built-in wardrobe. Open city views increase the sense of expansiveness. The handsome primary suite offers a huge walk-in closet and a stunning en-suite bathroom beautifully appointed with black marble and deep-soaking tub.

James DePaiva

161-West-61st-Street-01 The Alfred (CityRealty)
Lincoln Center condos The Alfred, #16B (Sotheby's International Realty)
Upper West Side condos
NYC condos
For much of the time it was on the air, soap opera One Life to Live taped at ABC's Studio 17 in Lincoln Center. Longtime series actors and real-life couple James DePaiva and Kassie DePaiva lived down the street from the studio during their stint on the show; however, as the show is no longer on the air, there appears to no longer be any need for them to stay. Public records indicate that they have offloaded it.

From the Listing:
Rarely available a triple mint B-line at The Alfred! This lovely one-bedroom, one-bath home faces south and west with spectacular views and is bathed in sunshine. Renovated to the studs by Mind, Hand & Company Inc., the apartment was meticulously constructed with the finest materials including Antico hand scraped collection, Hevea wood floors by Provenza throughout the apartment.

Enter into a spacious L-shaped living room and dining area with custom maple built-ins, custom designed lighting with dimmers, and Nemo Somfy powered and controlled shades. There are stunning open city and partial river views, and a spacious balcony perfect for sunset dining and entertaining. Impress your guests with a windowed chef’s kitchen offering custom cabinetry designed and produced by Mind, Hand Company Inc., honed Cararra marble countertops and backsplash, a Pitt Cima 3-burner professional cooktop stove, a Kraus stainless steel sink with Hansgrohe HighArc faucet, Bosch single wall oven, Bosch refrigerator/freezer and GE stainless steel microwave oven. There is also a convenient large Miele washer and condenser dryer undercounter. The primary bedroom faces west with open city views, pocket doors and a spacious walk-in closet.
5 Available Listings for Sale from $1,599,000

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