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Margaret Truman Gets $2 Million Per Floor

Margaret Truman

When she announced she was putting her Park Avenue apartment on the market last spring, writer and First Daughter Margaret Truman had banked on the triplex maisonette's "brush with presidential history" helping to sell it, according to the New York Times. Apparently, it worked eventually. Truman, who authored a spate of murder mysteries set in the nation's capital and was married to late Times editor Clifton Daniel, had offers by the beginning of fall. In October it had gone into contract, a deal that, according to a source, finally closed today. It took some price cuts, though: The triplex maisonette, which has four bedrooms, four baths, and a working fireplace, had an initial asking of $8 million but was slashed six weeks later to $7.5 million. The final price: $6 million. —S. Jhoanna Robledo

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In East Harlem, the Bohemians Can't Spell

Brooklyn Heights: Our compelling bocce coverage continues! Brigate Bocce almost beat the Old Dirty Barristers in the opening week of FloydNY's winter bocce league, but then they didn't. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Chelsea: Apparently unable to save his landmark mural Venus from being blocked by an imminent condo tower, artist Knox Martin will now save whales with a new mural downtown. [BlogChelsea] Clinton Hill: Bank of America is throwing a grand-opening party to convince you that it's just like all the other homegrown, mom-and-pop storefronts on Myrtle Avenue. [Clinton Hill Blog] East Harlem: Attention, "Sophiscated [sic] Bohemians"! Prudential Douglas Elliman has a brand-new luxury tower that captures the "soul and lifestyle" of "the 'New' East Harlem." [Uptown Flavor] South Slope: The illegal demolition at 574 Fourth Avenue continues, according to the Concerned (and video-enabled) Citizens of Greenwood Heights. [Gowanus Lounge] Tribeca: Could entrenched Tribecans actually not want newbies flooding into all those rising new towers? The residents of 49 Vestry suggest as much. [Curbed]

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