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It Happened One Weekend: No 'Sex' in the Slope, Brangelina Thinking Apthorp, Developer Fights Back, More!

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1) Could the rumor that Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick bought that old Prospect Park West mansion have turned out any more anti-climactic? Depends: How deep is your love of binary code? The $8.45 million house's real buyer (the sellers were Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly) has come forward, and it's an anonymous Google engineer who wishes to raise his family somewhere other than Soho?"try taking a stroller out in SoHo. SoHo is not exactly family-friendly." Park Slope: You've been spared from a thousand paparazzi. Meanwhile, we're off to apply for jobs at Google. ['A Wrong Guess'/Big Deal]

2) The Drive for 25 continues at the Apthorp, where more celebrity name-dropping is going on in an effort to increase the buzz at the Upper West Side landmark's will-it-or-won't-it condo conversion. This time it's the biggest of names: Brangelina. Oh, and Jill Zarin, too. Will they snap up three units for around $25 million? Not if 22 friends don't join them by September. ['Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie looking for New York digs, including Apthorp'/NYDN]

3) Developers are mad as hell at all these buyers suing to get out of their contracts, and they're not going to take it anymore! At least Orin Wilf won't. The 170 East End Avenue main man is going after a buyer who agreed to buy three apartments for $11.8 million. Then the market soured and the dude got popped for drug possession, but Wilf doesn't want to hear his excuses: The developer filed a lawsuit to keep the deposit and an additional $1 million in costs from combining the apartments. ['An Irritated Developer'/Big Deal]

4) While computer nerds are buying $8 million mansions, doctors are struggling to find $1,800-a-month rentals. What a city! Our Hunter (and his architect boyf) exits hospital housing on Roosevelt Island and tries his luck searching for an East Side apartment, then briefly considers Hudson Yardsville before being scared back east and into a sixth-floor studio in a walk-up on 62nd Street. ['Doing the Legwork'/The Hunt]

5) What's the nicest house on the nicest block in New York? If you believe Christopher Gray, which we usually do, its the Thomas Lamont mansion at 107 East 70th Street. Unfortch, it's hiding under white safety netting right now. Damn nurses! ['The Best House on the Best Block'/Streetscaped]

170 East End Ave

170 East End Ave, New York, NY

Apthorp Building

390 West End Avenue, New York, NY 10023

17 Prospect Park West

17 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215