Though reporters have placed Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana, apartment-hunting up and down Fifth Avenue lately, the Bourne Identity star appears to have changed course. (Last year, the New York Post quoted a broker saying “they don’t have a prayer” at the rarefied co-ops on Fifth, which tend to reject celebrities and their ostensibly unquiet lives.) An informant says the Oscar winner, who owns a loft on Lafayette Street, has set his sights on Central Park West, where he’s been assiduously checking out large, sprawling apartments—including a couple in the Beresford and in the Majestic, where Conan O’Brien owns a penthouse—for places that overlook the park. So far, though, he apparently hasn’t found anything “big enough” on the West Side. Damon’s publicist didn’t respond to our request for comment.
Now that ABC’s All My Children has relocated to Los Angeles, actress Bobbie Eakes, who plays Krystal Carey on the show, and her husband, actor-writer David Steen, have followed. They’ve just signed a contract, via Maria Manuche at Corcoran, to sell their 1,510-square-foot loft on West 36th Street; the selling price was $1.45 million.