1) Magician David Blaine will need no sleight of hand to sell his Greenwich Village co-op. The illusionist’s next trick is putting his two-bedroom, one-bathroom pad at 41 Fifth Avenue on the market for $2.27 million.
2) Comedian Louis C.K. and his painter ex-wife Alix Bailey have purchased a third unit in their West Village brownstone for $564,900, according to public records filed Wednesday. The former couple has been collecting units at the co-op building, at 345 West 4th Street, since 2006, when they paid $250,000 for a unit. They subsequently spent $475,000 on another unit in 2013.
3) Robert De Niro’s old West Village “mansion in the sky” is having a hard time finding any takers. The 11,000-square-foot penthouse at 165 Perry Street, once briefly occupied by the two-time Academy Award winner, has seen its asking price chopped yet again to a mere $25.5 million.
4) Joe Jonas, the former Jonas Brother turned DNCE frontman, is leasing a new pad in the Hollywood Hills following the sale of his $2.9 million home, The Real Deal has learned. The crooner is shelling out $40,000 a month for the three-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom house, on Cardwell Place near the Sunset Strip, according to the listing broker, Carl Gambino of Westside Estate Agency.
5) Actor Chris Meloni has finally unloaded his long-listed apartment overlooking Central Park for $8.1 million, according to public records. Back in 2012, Meloni was asking an ambitious $12 million for the sprawling pad at the Park Imperial on 56th Street. As The Real Deal reported, listing agent Brian Lewis of Halstead Property offered a piece of contrarian advice to the “Law & Order” star.
6) It may have been the incubator for abstract works of art, but last week’s sale of artist Frank Stella’s longtime East Village studio is all too real. Investor Arthur Minerof’s Milan Associates picked up two buildings on a single tax lot, one of them the landmarked, longtime home and workplace of the celebrated artist.
7) Maybe Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes can make like El Chapo and tunnel out of his problems? The New Republic owner (for now) just dropped $23.5 million on a West Village townhouse that comes with an unusual selling point: an underground tunnel.
8) Indianapolis Colts running back and former University of Miami football star Frank Gore handed off one of his Davie homes for $1.5 million. That was about $200,000 less than he paid for it. Gore bought the 6,919-square-foot house at 12545 Southwest 20 Street for about $1.7 million in 2008, a year after construction of the house was completed.
9) Frankie Muniz, of Malcolm in the Middle fame, has listed his home in Scottsdale, Arizona for $2.95 million. He’s also selling off a 1995 Volkswagen Jetta that was featured in the original “Fast and the Furious” movie.
10) “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned,” Maya Angelou once said. Now, a piece of the poet extraordinaire’s personal history is up for grabs, with her Harlem brownstone set to hit the market.