Almost every unit in the Brodsky Organization's 135 East 79th Street was snapped up the moment sales launched, and now that closings have begun one of the lucky buyers has been revealed as video game magnate Gregory Fischbach and his wife, Linda. Fischbach's name may sound familiar to readers who remember his 17th-floor, nine-room apartment in 740 Park Avenue, which he quietly put on the market for $29 million in 2011. But readers who don't remember that listing shouldn't feel bad—it was so quiet that it never appeared online and no pictures or floorplans were ever seen by the general public. It did find a buyer, though: 15 Central Park West and 18 Gramercy Park developer William Lie Zeckendorf, who paid $27 million (which, in retrospect, makes the Observer's line of questioning about whether or not the buyer could get past the co-op board pretty funny).
As for the Fischbachs, they clearly haven't lost their taste for the finer apartments in life. Their new 135 East 79th Street pad, for which they paid $10.75 million (a hair over the $10.65 million asking price), features four beds, three baths, a study, and a private elevator landing.
· Listing: 35 East 79th Street #12W [Streeteasy]
· 740 Park Gets Another Quiet Listing, This One for $29 Million [Curbed]