Fans of the often-spotted-downtown-and-apparently-pretty-sane actress Hilary Swank may be glad to know that she’s not ditching New York for good. Earlier this year, the L.A. blogger Real Estalker reported that the two-time Oscar winner bought a $5.8 million estate in Pacific Palisades, months after she and her ex-husband, Chad Lowe, sold their handsome Charles Street townhouse for about $7.5 million. But tipsters say that the Academy Award–winning actress, soon to be seen in the Richard LaGravenese romantic comedy P.S. I Love You, is looking for a loft—and we hear that she may have already signed for a two-bedroom at Superior Ink, the West Street celebrity-magnet tower designed by Robert A.M. Stern.
Who’s the real buyer of Vera Wang’s 14-room apartment at 778 Park Avenue? Press reports had pegged multi-millionaire entrepreneur Ira Rennert’s daughter, Tamara, as the buyer (paying a bracing $30 million–plus), but a source says it’s actually Tamara’s sister, Nina.