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Drew Barrymore Buys on Park Ave; Leibovitz Compound Sells

The latest New York City real estate goings-on from our sister site Curbed NY...

1) Upper East Side: Actress Drew Barrymore has purchased an $8.3 million duplex on Park Avenue. Even more importantly, she managed to get approved by the board—the infamously snooty co-op boards of Park Avenue have, in the past, not looked kindly on paparazzi-attracting celebrities.

2) West Village: Someone has paid $28.5 million for photographer Annie Leibovitz's awesome compound of three townhouses, which feature a total of 13 fireplaces. The houses were initially put on the market last December for $33 million. Leibovitz paid $6.1 million for them in 2002-'03.

3) Midtown West: The Museum of Modern Art has released its long-awaited expansion plans, and they do, as preservationists feared, include the razing of the American Folk Art Museum. As for the expansion, it's going to be very glassy, and very big.

4) Park Slope (or is it?): What makes a neighborhood border? Writer Keith Williams takes a look at how the boundaries of Park Slope, one of Brooklyn's priciest hoods, have shifted and changed over time. The debate has been going on for 110 years and counting.
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