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New York Observer (04/21/2014) - Olympic Figure Skater Sasha Cohen Contemplates Greenwich Village Co-op
Sasha Cohen. (Patrick McMullan)
There once was a time when Olympians were not professionals. When, in the tradition of their Greek forebears, they sprinted, vaulted and wrestled for glory and honor, and without the prospect of post-competition endorsements, commercial appearances and guest-starring roles. Those days, of course, are long gone. And a good thing it is for Sasha Cohen, who won a silver medal for the U.S. figure skating team in Turin in 2006, plus a clutch of others at various world championship events.
Medals, after all, cannot be traded for $1.25 million Greenwich Village apartments, in which, we’ve heard, Ms. Cohen might have some interest. We’ve been told that the ice princess was recently seen poking around a one-bedroom co-op at 12 West 9th Street with her Douglas Elliman broker Clayton Orrigo.
Capitalism is not the only thing that’s changed the Olympics. And other alterations have likewise been helpful to Ms. Cohen. (We don’t guess Ajax and Achilles did much ice skating; although the notion is a rather ticklish one, don’t you think?) Since her many turns in the competitive rink, Ms. Cohen has appeared in various ice shows and commercials, including one of the “Got Milk?” variety, and on CSI and Project Runway. She’s served as a guest correspondent for Inside Edition and acted in Blades of Glory and Bratz: The Movie. (We will spare her the embarrassment of going to the judges for scores on that last entry into the cinematic record.)
The penthouse that has allegedly drawn Ms. Cohen’s interest is listed with Mary Lou Currier, of Bond New York, but both broker and brokerage were keeping mum on whether or not the skater had dropped by, declining to comment on the subject. The listing, however, is not nearly so reticent. Located on “the prettiest block in Greenwich Village,” the apartment is bright and cozy, with hardwood floors and high-end counters and cabinetry. The “true chef’s kitchen” looks to us like it must belong to a very skinny chef indeed. But no matter. Figure skaters, after all, are not exactly known for rotundity. Moreover, the unit’s top-floor elevation ensures “nobody tap dancing on your head!”
A great relief, we’re sure, for an ice dancer of Ms. Cohen’s stature. That kind of racket simply cannot be tolerated! Least of all when you’re trying to watch yourself on Secret Talents of the Stars.
A cozy chef’s nook.
Read more at http://observer.com/2014/04/olympic-figure-skater-sasha-cohen-contemplates-greenwich-village-co-op/#ixzz2zYLtG6dn
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The New York Post (09/19/2012) - Just Sold!
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- Last Updated: 12:39 PM, September 21, 2012
- Posted: 9:51 PM, September 19, 2012
1485 Fifth Ave.
Two-bedroom, two-bath condo, 1,131 square feet, with renovated eat-in kitchen and central AC; building features doorman, roof deck, gym, pool, party room, laundry and storage. Asking price $729,000, on market 17 weeks. Brokers: Mary Lou Currier, Bond New York and Sheree Yellin, Halestead Property
UPPER EAST SIDE $3,190,000
181 E. 90th St.
Three-bedroom, three-bath condo, 1,948 square feet, with windowed eat-in kitchen with Viking appliances and custom lacquer cabinets, windowed formal dining room, marble baths including master with double sinks, Jacuzzi soaking tub and separate shower, California closets, central AC and park views; building features doorman, gym, playroom and storage. Common charges $1,902, taxes $1,869. Asking price $3,250,000, on market 12 weeks. Brokers: Karin Posvar Picket, The Corcoran Group and Austin Schuster, Sotheby’s International Realty
UPPER WEST SIDE $354,000
243 West End Ave.
Studio co-op, 400 square feet, with marble bath and windowed kitchen with new stainless-steel appliances and granite counters; building features doorman and laundry. Maintenance $717, 43 percent tax-deductible. Asking price $369,000, on market one week. Brokers: Sheryl Berger and Beth Littman, Argo Residential and Caryl Berenato, Prudential Douglas Elliman
BOERUM HILL $1,700,000
423 Atlantic Ave.
Three-bedroom, two-bath co-op, 2,475 square feet, with 13-foot ceilings, open kitchen with Bosch and Miele appliances, marble counters and double sinks, marble baths, library, dressing room, six closets and 500-square-foot terrace; building features video intercom, parking, roof deck and laundry. Maintenance $2,848, 56 percent tax-deductible. Asking price $1,795,000, on market 12 weeks. Brokers: Jesse Shafer and Michael Coleman, The Corcoran Group
525 Ocean Parkway
Renovated one-bedroom, one-bath co-op, 750 square feet, with foyer and kitchen with stainless-steel refrigerator and dishwasher; building features doorman, garage, laundry and bike room. Maintenance $574, 50 percent tax-deductible. Asking price $179,000, on market 40 weeks. Broker: Jeff Surowka, Abacus Properties
101 Dorchester Drive
Four-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath Colonial, 3,032 square feet, with foyer, formal living room, eat-in-kitchen, formal dining room, study, family room with fireplace and deck. Taxes $20,934. Asking price $939,000, on market 18 weeks. Brokers: John Kincart and Jo-Ella Deliberto, Houlihan Lawrence
PEARL RIVER $249,000
430 Somerset Drive
Two-bedroom, 1 1/2-bath condo, 881 square feet, with updated kitchen appliances, renovated bath, new carpeting, new windows, basement with laundry and deck. Common charges $232, taxes $430. Asking price $232,500, on market 33 weeks. Brokers: Michael Truiano and Georgine Addeo, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty
Daily News (02/17/2012) - Ask a Broker: BOND Senior Vice President Mary Lou Currier
Ask a broker: BOND Senior Vice President Mary Lou Currier
Mary Lou Currier brings the marketing skills she learned as a copywriter for ad agencies to the real estate world. She dishes with Voyeur about why you should ALWAYS knock.
What’s your next hottest nabe in NYC?
The East Village/Bowery. It’s really heating up and getting fancier. I consider the East Village the last “authentic” neighborhood in NYC.
Craziest showing story or on-the-job story?
The listing broker had the key and we walked with the clients — a proper older couple — into a Beekman Place apartment around lunchtime to find the seller in the bedroom with a hooker whose looks rivaled Naomi Campbell. Lesson: Always knock.
What’s the biggest mistake buyers make when looking for a home?
Buyers get wowed about amenities they won’t use much.
“When there’s blood in the streets, buy property.” — Baron de Rothschild.
117 Beekman St. is one of Currier’s listings, on the market for $849,000 (SCOTT WINTROW/GAMUT PHOTOS)
Person dead or alive you most admire?
Edith Wharton. Her best work is about life in New York — people’s aspirations and pretensions. I see a lot of that up close, too.
What part of business do you love most?
Negotiating. And the part I call “real estate porn” — looking at gorgeous apartments.
Neighborhood in NYC you could live without?
Upper West Side is a big yawn to me. I know people love it, though.
In which era in NYC history would you want to be selling or living?
For living, in the late 1960s. For selling, during the heyday of the bubble, about seven to 10 years ago.