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Celebrity Real Estate Wrap: Nice Apartments Still Expensive

1) Congrats to media mogul David Geffen, who snuck by the co-op board at 810 Fifth Avenue, and is now allowed to spend $31 million on a 12-room duplex that once belonged to Nelson Rockefeller. The apartment is currently owned by healthcare tycoon John H. Foster, who bought the place for less than half what Geffen is paying in 2000. [S.Jhoanna Robledo/NYMag]
2) Jon Stewart, who moved into a $5.8 million Tribeca loft not too long ago, is still trying to unload his Greenwich Village penthouse for just under $4 million. A deal reportedly fell through, meaning Stewart is back to square one. The West 13th Street two-bedoom apartment, with a 1,500sf terrace, has $4,000 in monthly charges. [Braden Keil/Gimme Shelter]
3) Slowdown? What slowdown? Ad exec Barbara Dente has put her one-bedroom penthouse on West 12th Street (building at right) on the block for $7.5 million, or $5,077 per square foot. She bought the apartment for under $900,000 in the '80s. And Upper Deck president Richard P. McWilliam, who has made a fortune off your childhood, is selling the entire 23rd floor of the Ritz-Carlton at 50 Central Park South for $35 million. [William Neuman/Big Deal]
4) The only thing rap kingpin/clothing designer Russell Simmons can't sell is his 13-room condo at 114 Liberty St. He slashed the price by another $3 million. The duplex is directly across the street from Ground Zero, so construction noise is a factor. Diddy previously flirted with it. [Braden Keil/Gimme Shelter]