1) It's a strange world when a couple with a newborn decides to settle on the Bowery, but that's just what Nicole Ritchie and babydaddy Joel Madden appear to be doing. The pair bought a modest 2BR, 2BA condo at 199 Bowery, the building that rises over the nightclub BLVD. They paid $999,999, and intend to use it as a "primary residence." [Elizabeth Wolff/PageSix.com]
2) The historic Rosario Candela-designed co-op at One Sutton Place South has a new mega-rich tenant. Kenneth Cole paid $14.5 million for a 5BR, 5BA river-fronting apartment, complete with library, drawing room and?one would assume?a nice size shoe closet. [Braden Keil/Gimme Shelter]
3) The Grand Madison, already flying high after getting that announced Derek Jeter gym, may soon be graced by bigger royalty. Per StreetEasy, Chelsea Clinton boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky closed on a corner unit for $4 million. How long before Bill is spotted in line at the Shake Shack?
4) The fact that architect Lindy Roy's High Line 519 building will be plagued by construction next door for a couple of years did not stop Extreme Makeover: Home Edition host Ty Pennington from plunking down $2.5 million for an apartment in the building. Maybe he can't sleep without the soothing sound of drilling? [Elizabeth Wolff/PageSix.com]