A not-so-quiet listing disappeared quietly from StreetEasy this week: apartment #51/50 at The Dakota, the unit that led to a lawsuit from building resident Alphonse "Buddy" Fletcher Jr.. Fletcher wanted to buy the late Ruth Proskauer Smith's fifth-floor 2BR, next to the apartment he already owned, and accused the Dakota's co-op board of discrimination when his all-cash, $5.7 million bid for the apartment was turned down. Dakota resident Pamela Lovinger then left the building's board and put her own apartment, on the other side of Smith's, on the market as a $19.5 million package with Smith's place. That apartment soon got PriceChopped, and now it's disappeared from the Brown Harris Stevens site. The listing for Smith's place, itself a PriceChopper victim, remains with a "Contract Signed" tag, which leads us to believe half of this controversial combo co-op?if not the whole thing?has found a buyer. The most recent ask on Smith's unit, "virtually staged" in the listing photos above, was $5.95 million. Anyone know more?
· Listing: 1 West 72nd Street [BHS]
· Dakota Apartment That Triggered Lawsuit Gets $1 Million Cheaper [Curbed]