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Celebrity Real Estate Wrap: David Bowie's Panic Room

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1) The Times dips into the science of selling star-powered apartments, and while celebrities shy away from attaching their names to their own listings, when a property is a buyer or two removed from its famous tenant, their name is usually free to be pimped. It's the "Washington slept here" strategy, currently used on the Frank Sinatra and Andy Warhol listings. And check out David Bowie's old Essex House apartment on Central Park South, seen above. His name isn't mentioned in the listing, but it's quickly brought up when the broker has to explain that the master bathroom used to be a panic room. ['(Famous Name) Slept Here'/Vivian S. Toy]

2) Celebrichef Bobby Flay bought a $1.4 pied-a-terre at 220 Riverside Drive for his dad. Now that's a Father's Day gift. Way to make us look bad, Bobby! [Gimme Shelter/Braden Keil]

3) Speaking of the west side, shock jock sidekick Robin Quivers bought a $2.4 million condo in the Costas Kondylis-designed 200 West End Avenue, a former Curbed Development Du Jour. Here's the real shock: she was living on Staten Island! [The Real Estate/Lysandra Ohrstron]

4) Scandal Watch: Who leaked the premature and incorrect news about The View's Joy Behar buying an apartment at Broadway and West 89th Street for $3.5 million???!!! [Manhattan Transfers/Max Abelson]

220 Riverside Boulevard

220 Riverside Boulevard, New York , NY 10069

Jumeirah Essex House

160 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019