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Shortly after founding nutrition company Stand UPP Health, Mara Feil said in an interview that her favorite thing about living in New York was "the non-stop energy and can-do attitude." These are qualities embodied by the actors, artists, and executives (including Ms. Feil) who were among the most prominent buyers and sellers of New York real estate for the week ending in March 3, 2023.

Anthony Edwards

141-East-88th-Street-01 Anthony Edwards (Wiki Commons); Philip House, #PHS (Elegran)
In May 2022, audience members at Girl from the North Country, the Broadway musical starring Mare Winningham, were excited to see her husband, Top Gun and ER actor Anthony Edwards, make a surprise appearance filling in for one of the principals. More recently, he makes headlines in the real estate sector for offloading his Upper East Side apartment, which has been on and off the market since summer 2020. Public records indicate that it has sold to Brian Feil, executive vice president of real estate firm The Feil Organization and his wife Mara Feil, founder of nutrition and wellness firm Stand UPP Health.

From the Listing:
Blending the new with the old, PHS is a newly constructed duplex 3-bedroom (conv-4), 3.5-bathroom apartment perched on top of a beautiful pre-war brick and limestone building. Have the charm and elegance of living in a pre-war building, and get all the benefits of new construction. Upon entry, the apartment feels like a true home, with a formal foyer that houses a powder room, a large laundry room with storage and a full-size LG washer and dryer, and a proper staircase (with extensive storage underneath) which leads to the second floor of home. The first of the three generously sized bedrooms (all with ensuite bathrooms) is downstairs, and boasts access to the west-facing terrace.
3 Available Listings for Sale from $1,795,000

Erika Liles

1200-Fifth-Avenue-01 The Park View, #12N (Fox Residential Group); Erika Liles (Flickr - Zlatko Batistich)
Between her recent divorce from 300 Entertainment CEO Kevin Liles and her friendship with Gizelle Bryant, it was briefly rumored that socialist Erika Liles would be joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Potomac. However, that appears not to be the case. In an Instagram post at the end of 2022, she announced, "I bought an apartment today overlooking Central Park!" The sale was recently recorded and shows that she got a bit of a deal on it.

From the Listing:
Spectacular five to six bedroom condominium home located on Museum Mile in a 1920s Emery Roth Art Deco architectural masterpiece. The elevator enters directly into a gracious foyer opening into a spacious side-by-side living room and formal dining room, both with oversized single-pane picture windows on Central Park. The original classic details have been retained in the conversion of this prized building, and the entertaining rooms have lovely inlaid herringbone floors, high beamed ceilings and elegant French doors. The private primary bedroom, also facing Central Park, has an adjacent library, and each room has a full en- suite marble bath creating the possibility of an additional bedroom if needed.

Jennifer Rubell

139-East-79th-Street-01 139 East 79th Street (CityRealty); Jennifer Rubell (Flickr - Nasher Museum Blogs/Nasher Museum of Art at Duke U
Contemporary artist Jennifer Rubell's works include a wide variety of site-specific participatory media. On a more personal note, she brings her artistic eye to a new Upper East Side apartment she purchased from Linn Mehta, an adjunct English professor at Barnard College. The Real Deal notes that Ms. Rubell's new Upper East Side home is a short distance from the pied-a-terre of her brother, hotelier Jason Rubell, and that their uncle, Steven Rubell, was a co-founder of New York's iconic Studio 54.

Amy Robach and Andrew Shue

59-Barrow-Street-01 59 Barrow Street, #3 (Brown Harris Stevens); Andrew Shue and Amy Robach (Flickr - University of Nebraska Medical Center)
In fall 2022, the gossip pages were abuzz with the news of the off-screen romance of then-GMA3 co-anchors Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, who have since left their respective spouses. The saga has made its way to the real estate trades as well with public records showing that Ms. Robach and her former husband, actor Andrew Shue (pictured in happier times), have sold their West Village apartment. The property entered contract in November 2022, a little over four years after the couple bought the apartment for $4,012,500.

From the Listing:
Truly a rare one! Charm, character, authenticity, exposed brick, beautiful light and lush tree views. On the quietest, most scenic block in the coveted West Village, you will find this stunning prewar 2,350-square-foot, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, full-floor loft. Direct elevator entry into a large foyer, loaded with storage, that leads to an expansive almost 40’ long great room with 12’4” soaring ceilings and overall volume that is hard to find in the area. The photos barely capture the range, style, texture and detail of the incredibly thoughtful gut renovation the home underwent only 3 years ago. As you enter, on the north-facing side of the home is the spacious and comfortable living room with distinctive super tall windows hovering over the space. Walk through a vast dining area suitable for the grandest dinner parties and you arrive at the generous kitchen with a huge east-facing casement window overlooking the beautifully kept gardens below and allowing for glittering morning light.

Marcia Mossack

242-East-19th-Street-01 242 East 19th Street (CityRealty)
Cosmetics executive Marcia Mossack's extensive resume and New York career includes positions at Avon, Revlon, and Victoria's Secret Beauty. Her LinkedIn profile indicates that she is now at Shiseido, and public records indicate that she has just sold a Gramercy-area apartment to media executive Eva Chen and her entrepreneur husband, Thomas Bannister (h/t Crain's New York Business).
1 Available Listing for Sale for $1,749,000

Joan Donovan

641-Fifth-Avenue-01 Olympic Tower, #25D (Compass)
It is not uncommon for women to work on Wall Street today, but Joan Donovan was one of the first female stockbrokers in Manhattan when she started working at Merrill Lynch following World War II. She retired in 2016 after a celebrated 68-year career; more recently, her estate has sold her Manhattan apartment following her death in December 2021.

From the Listing:
This magnificent convertible 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms residence located on the 25th floor of one of Manhattan’s world-renowned condominiums on Fifth Avenue. Please note that the building requires new HVAC. Originally a combination of 2 units this flat offers an array of diversity of use with 2 separate entrances. Whether you transformed it into 3 bedrooms or choose to use it as is this unit is a true gem that is rarely available.

This sunbathed flat offers sixteen floor-to-ceiling windows with Central Park views and city views a spacious living room and dining room and a large windowed eat-in kitchen with breakfast overlooking the East River. Complete with full Central Park views, the master suite offers a haven of tranquility high above Fifth Avenue. Complete with a full marble bathroom and a small galley kitchen and bar the second bedroom/library also with direct park views, equally offers a full marble bathroom and a large array of closets.
11 Available Listings for Sale from $2,400,000
8 Available Listings for Rent from $3,500/month

Lena Horne

23-East-74th-Street-01 The Volney, #5A (The Corcoran Group) and Lena Horne (Film screenshot - Till the Clouds Roll By film, Public Domain,
After deciding to make New York her permanent home base in the early 1980s, singer/actress/activist Lena Horne ultimately purchased five units on the fifth floor of The Volney, an Upper East Side hotel-turned-cooperative. Her primary residence, where she alternately hosted intimate dinner parties and cultivated a private refuge, was the last of the four to sell following her death in 2010. A few short months after it was listed in October 2022, public records indicate that it has sold to Emily Beare, a top CORE broker, and her husband Brian. The couple's previous home was profiled in Lonny, and it will be interesting to see their mark on this space.

From the Listing:
On this beautifully tree-lined street in the prime Park block location of East 74th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues, legendary performer and activist Lena Horne called this apartment home. As it was when she referred to the space as her ’dream space’, this two-bed, two-bath, six-room home is currently configured as a massive one-bedroom, with absolutely incredible entertaining space. The warm welcome of the entry foyer is a gracious hello to this unique and distinguished home. The extra-wide living room boasts 5 south-facing windows onto the treelined East 74th Street and 30+ linear feet of unbelievable space. Original oak hardwood floors and beautiful beamed ceilings decorate this home in pre-war perfection.

Lawrence Fane

355-Riverside-Drive-01 355 Riverside Drive, #8E (Sotheby's International Realty)
After years of study, including years in Rome and on the faculty of Rhode Island School of Design, Lawrence Fane moved to New York in 1966 and became famous for his Expressionistic sculptures that reflected his various influences. He held many one-man shows in the city throughout his life; years after his death in November 2008, public records indicate that his estate has sold his Upper West Side apartment.

From the Listing:
First time on the market, this gracious prewar classic 6 awaits your vision along with your contractor to make this home your own. Arriving on the semi-private landing, two apartments per floor, this home encompasses the eastern portion of the building with all exterior rooms and three exposures. Upon entering, the foyer leads to the spacious living room which flows onto the sun-drenched formal dining room. The rooms collectively enjoy oblique views to the north and south of the Hudson River, Riverside Park and the historic Beaux Arts style architecture of the neighboring townhouses and buildings. With 40 plus linear feet overall, this floorplan is ideal for entertaining. Adjacent, are two generously sized corner bedrooms, both with dual exposures. The primary bedroom with an ensuite windowed bath also enjoys partial river views. The second bedroom overlooks landmarked townhouses along charming tree-lined West 108th Street. Pre-war features throughout include 10-foot beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, original fixtures with over-sized pictured windows and an abundance of light.

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