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Celebrity Real Estate Wrap: Canal St. Soprano, Fall Out Bar

1) Should we be worried that a Soprano bought a run-down building on Canal Street? Nah, not when it's Michael Imperioli, who bought the four-story walk-up at 499 Canal for $2.4 million, and will rent out apartments on the top floors and use the rest as office space for his theater group. Not the most menacing use we can think of. The previous owner bought the place for $1.685 million only seven months ago. [Max Abelson/Manhattan Transfers]

2) Oh, how we laughed at Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's attempt to flip a Harisson Street townhouse for nearly twice the $7.95 million they paid for it almost two years ago. Uh, yeah. Sorry we doubted you, guys. Our bad. [Braden Keil/Gimme Shelter]

3) Calypso king and activist Harry Belafonte will not leave his precious Upper West Side. After unloading his legendary 300 West End Avenue home a little while back, he's decided to settle down in the newly-converted Apple Bank Building at 2112 Broadway, chandelier-lit gym and all. He bought adjacent two-bedroom units for a combined $5 million, in a building that's nearly as old as he is. [Abelson]

4) Curb Your Enthusiasm's Susie Essman sold that Upper West Side one-bedroom apartment after only a month. Now she's off to Morningside Heights, where she'll have?much to the confusion of LA people?a washer and dryer. [Movers/S. Jhoanna Robeldo]

5) Finally, a celebrity buyer linked to Jean Nouvel's freaky glass box at 100 Eleventh Avenue. Hollywood mega-agent Michael Ovitz is "circling the penthouse," according to Braden Keil. How long before he flies directly into it and is killed on impact? [Keil]

6) Fall Out Boy bassist/pretty face Pete Wentz is opening up a bar "for all rejects" in the East Village. Of course, that means only the rejects he fells like letting in. [Intelligencer]

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