Hedge funder to pay $28M for Puck Building condo

From left: Jared Kushner and the Puck Building at 295 Lafayette Street

Hedge fund manager David Ganek of advisory firm Level Global Investors and his novelist wife Danielle are in contract to buy a penthouse condominium at developer Jared Kushner’s Puck Building in Soho for $28 million.

The 6,000-square-foot, three-bedroom apartment is one of six at the penthouse-only building at 295 Lafayette Street. Douglas Elliman brokers Dennis Mangone and Raphael De Niro had the listing, the New York Post reported. The sale was for more than $4,500 per square foot.

The apartment features cast-iron columns, vaulted ceilings and outdoor space. David and Danielle Ganek are expected to soon list their co-op at 740 Park Avenue; they bought it in 2005 for $19 million, according to the Post. Last year, as part of a jewelry theft at 740 Park, they lost diamond earrings, two Patek Philippe watches and more jewelry worth nearly $100,000.

In May, the first of the units there closed for $28 million, as previously reported. [NYP, 3rd item]Mark Maurer

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