MAD PEN

In an effort to reimburse victims of the Prince of Thieves, the government has finally sold one of Bernie Madoff’s erstwhile properties here in New York City. His Manhattan penthouse (photo gallery), originally listed at a spine-tingling $9.9 million clams, then reduced to an equally hair-raising $8.9 million bucks, has ultimately sold for an undisclosed sum to an anonymous buyer.

The lucky owner will get 4,000 square feet of high-altitude living space in this duplex apartment on the 11th and 12th floors of 133 East 64th Street.  Three bedrooms comprise the lower floor while a living room, kitchen and wraparound terrace proudly lolly-gag above.

The apartment is one of three Madoff properties the government seized and is selling to help reimburse victims of Mr. Madoff’s $65 billion Ponzi scheme. Anne Corey and Serena Boardman of Sotheby’s International Realty have the listing. The Madoff beach home in Montauk, N.Y., sold in the fall for $9.41 million, nearly 6% above its asking price. The buyer was real-estate mogul Steven Roth of Vornado Realty Trust.

The Wall Street Journal

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