It took eight months, but writer-comedian Dick Cavett has finally settled into the Central Park West co-op he bought for $4.2 million in May. Broker Karen Kelley of the Corcoran Group says it had been undergoing renovations while Cavett bided his time in a slightly more modest condo—a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath, 1,422-square-foot place in a nearly new building on Central Park North. Why didn’t Cavett stay in his old place (a townhouse rental on the East Side, where he’d lived for years) during the renovation? Kelley explains that he’d cut that lease short to spend time at his Montauk house and anticipated moving into his new space during the summer, until construction got in the way.
All this musical-chairs activity has left his Harlem sublet empty. Kelley says Cavett “absolutely loved” it, especially the views, and it’s now available for rent for $11,000 a month. Conan—if you’re coming back to New York, think it over.