By most accounts, the city's real-estate market is percolating once more, but provenance can't hurt. That was the case with Walter Cronkite's three-bedroom, five-bathroom co-op at 870 United Nations Plaza, which is now in contract and is expected to close Monday. Listing broker Joanna Simon, vice-president of Fox Residential Group and the renowned journalist's longtime companion in his later years (she's also the sister of singer Carly Simon), says the apartment was only on the market for four days, and the buyers — who aren't in the news business — were the first to see it. "They loved the views and felt a reverence for his spirit and reputation," she says, and as a fitting homage, plan to keep his office fairly intact.
Related: A Look Inside Walter Cronkite's Apartment [NYM]