Tina Brown and Sir Harold Evans have just picked up a $2.35 million co-op in a tony Manhattan enclave that’s synonymous with old money.
Ms. Brown, the former Vanity Fair and New Yorker editor and her husband, who served as the editor of The Sunday Times newspaper for 14 years in the U.K. and is now editor-at-large at Reuters, bought a three-bedroom apartment at 2 Beekman Place, according to city property records.
The 2,200-square-foot property is in an 18-story, 104 unit co-op building designed by famed architect Rosario Candela in the 1930s. The brown, brick building is close to the United Nations complex and the East River and has a roof deck for residents to enjoy.
It’s on Beekman Place, which has long been synonymous with old money and has been home to members of the wealthy Rockefeller family as well as mentioned as a code for wealth and power in Billy Joel’s “Close to the Borderline.”
The media power couple, who have two grown children, are downsizing from their nearby triplex with a private garden at 447 East 57th St. in Sutton Place, which has been on the market for $9.75 million since May, according to StreetEasy.
The five-bedroom maisonette, which occupies the first three floors in another Candela-designed co-op building, is where they reportedly held many glamorous parties, attended by the likes of Salman Rushdie and Bianca Jagger. It has its own private entrance to the garden from the street.
Ms. Brown, 62, began her journalism career in London and moved to New York with her husband in the 1980s. As well as serving as the editor of Vanity Fair and the New Yorker, the British journalist founded the online news site The Daily Beast, and is the author of a biography of “Diana, Princess of Wales.” Mr. Evans also founded Conde Nast Traveler magazine.
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