Andrei Vavilov Out for Good at Plaza


After lawsuits and public-relations battles, Russian financier/oligarch Andrei Vavilov finally sold the duplex penthouse he begrudgingly bought in the Plaza this summer. He sold the apartment for $8.4 million, a hefty loss from the $11 million he spent on it just three months ago. Still, El-Ad, the developers of the renovated hotel-condo, must be glad to get him out. His apparent replacement, Goya heir Maribel Unanue McVicar, seems much more low-key. [NYO]