Despite the fact that she is a native of the borough, it is widely known that songstress Norah Jones basically ruined Brooklyn by buying up a Cobble Hill townhouse for nearly $5 million during the depths of the financial crisis, and then subsequently punching out windows along its previously pristine bricked side, much to the dismay of area residents. She installed a pool; she brought bedbugs. All this time, though, on the isle of Manhattan, she was still hanging on to a 3,227-square-foot combined unit at 62 Cooper Square, a condo loft conversion also known as the Carl Fischer Building?named after the music publishing company, not the architect of dubious talent we like to call Hot Karl. She bought 8A back in 2003 for $2,291,142, and, according to public records, just sold it off for a whopping $6.7 million. Nice job, Norah!
Jones apparently co-owned the apartment with her ex-boyfriend (and ex-bassist) Lee Alexander, who is listed on the deed and allegedly inspired many of her heartbreak-centered songs of 2009. The apartment is labeled 8AT on StreetEasy and 8A in public records, hinting that it is a combination of two lines. Alas, no pictures were available, indicating an off-market sale, but given the price, it appears that the apartment is at least somewhat akin to this 2BR/2BA unit in the B line, which is currently asking a comparable $6.285 million. Below are some floorplans of units 4A and 5A, so perhaps add 800 square feet or so to envision the layout of the couple's erstwhile love nest.