We've sometimes wondered (hasn't everyone?) who would win in a face-off between the UWS's legendary Dakota and the more nouveau but no less extravagant 76 Crosby Street. And now we have our answer! The Post's Jennifer Gould Keil reports today that an apartment on the market in 76 Crosby provoked a bidding war, while one in The Dakota sold for less than ask even after some serious PriceChoppage. The 76 Crosby mystery buyer will move into the 2,578-square-foot Unit 2A (next door to Gawker Media's Nick Denton), which had a $4.35 million price tag and a 15-foot-wide gas fireplace. Over in the Dakota, where we assume the fireplaces wouldn't stand for anything less than real wood, real estate honcho Mark Fisch is nabbing a 5,000-square-foot, once $24 million apartment for $11.5 million. The ultimate sales price for the Dakota pad is almost certainly more, but still. 76 Crosby: buzz. Dakota: bargain bin.
· Go Fisch [NYP]
· On the Market: Rooms Available at Soho's Celebrity Dorm! [Curbed]
· Morning Massacre: Dakota Stares Down Chupi, Blinks [Curbed]