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Russian Oligarch Buys $75M Manse; Annie Leibovitz Tries Again

The hot news from that city that doesn't know how air conditioning works, Curbed NY...

1) Upper East Side: Roman Abramovich, billionaire businessman and real estate whale, is set to shatter New York City's record for the most expensive co-op ever sold in the city. He's reportedly in contract to drop $75 million on a gilded majestic mansion at 828 Fifth Avenue.

2) Greenwich Village: Famed photographer Annie Liebovitz tried to sell her 10,200-square-foot, three-townhouse compound in December for $33M. No buyers emerged, but she's giving it another go, re-listing the spread for $29.9M with new photos and a detailed floorplan.

3) Midtown East: A three-unit combo in the Trump Tower sold for $16.5 million, leaving the building with another sad reminder that it has yet to cross the $20M mark. Perhaps if every door was covered in gold and diamonds, like the Donald's, things would be different.

4) Boerum Hill: Curbed NY took an inside tour of architect Ben Hansen's modern Brooklyn townhouse on State Street. The enviable three-bedroom home boasts a backyard, rooftop garden, and custom-built furniture.
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