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Smashing Pumpkins Guitarist Sells Co-op to The Help Author

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Apartment #3 at 119 East 10th Street was only on the rental market?asking $5,995/month?but the owner was apparently open to negotiation. Instead of renting, the Observer notes, the apartment has actually sold for $1.25 million. The buyer is Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, and the seller is even more famous: Stockett appears to have purchased the place from Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha. (Or someone else with the same name.) To add one more celebrity to the mix, Stockett will be Chloe Sevigny's upstairs neighbor, at least for a little while.

· The Help Author Kathryn Stockett Nabs Smashing Pumpkin Guitarist James Iha's East Village Pad [NYO]
· 119 East 10th Street coverage [Curbed]