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He wasn’t quite the only poet left in Greenwich Village, but he may be the first (and last) one to have such a great apartment. The family of Stanley Kunitz, who received every possible prize and praise before his death in May at 100, is selling his co-op for $2.25 million. It’s located in Butterfield House, a graceful 1962 building by architects William Conklin and James Rossant. (Paul Goldberger has called it one of the best postwar buildings in the city.) Kunitz shared the four-bedroom with his wife, the painter Elise Asher, until her death in 2004 and spent many years shuttling back and forth between the apartment—which has a private solarium and central air—and a house on Cape Cod. Corcoran brokers Sharon Held and Maria Manuche have the listing.

Given that downtown has shifted its core constituency from artists to celebrities, perhaps they should call Lucy Liu’s people. A source says the Charlie’s Angels star has been seen at the Jade, the pod-filled, Jade Jagger–designed condo repped by Shvo Marketing.


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