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Amy Schumer Sells a Spacious Penthouse on the Upper West Side

The comedian Amy Schumer has finally closed on the sale of her Upper West Side apartment, a sprawling, glass-enclosed penthouse with wraparound terraces and an expansive rooftop deck overlooking the Hudson River.

The buyer of the unit, perched atop 190 Riverside Drive, at West 91st Street, is the award-winning composer and lyricist Benj Pasek. He paid $13 million, according to property records, giving Ms. Schumer, who moved to Brooklyn Heights with her family last year, a tidy profit. She bought the apartment through a trust in 2016 for $12.1 million and initially re-listed it in May 2022 for $15 million.

The penthouse sale was among the largest closings in New York City during the month of April. The priciest took place (not surprisingly) on Billionaires’ Row in Midtown, where a full-floor apartment at the supertall 217 West 57th Street, also known as the Central Park Tower, sold for nearly $44.9 million. This was a precipitous drop, though, from the original $63.5 million asking price.

A smaller unit in the tower sold for $15 million, also at a discount.

On the Upper East Side, Sam Ghusson, a founder of Batallure Beauty, which creates beauty products for various brands and celebrities, and his wife, Suzanne Ghusson, sold their Park Avenue condominium. And the estate of Donald Jonas, an avid art collector and philanthropist who co-founded the Lechters Housewares chain, sold his Fifth Avenue co-op for well above the asking price.

Downtown, the photographer Alexi Lubomirski, who took Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s official wedding and engagement pictures, and his wife, Giada Lubomirski, who runs the environmental social media platform Ecoshaker, sold their East Village townhouse.

Ms. Schumer’s former penthouse, which sold for $13 million, has 4,500 square feet of interior space encompassing a full floor of 190 Riverside Drive. It includes five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, a laundry room, and a spacious great room with a custom gas fireplace made of anthracite and glass. There is also tons of outdoor space — 3,000 square feet in total, over two levels.

The apartment’s main living area has the look and feel of a solarium, with angled skylights and bi-fold glass doors that open onto rambling wraparound terraces. The open kitchen, just off the formal dining space, is equipped with a marble center island, breakfast bar and high-end appliances.

The penthouse on the Upper West Side sold by Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer has 4,500 feet of interior space and a landscaped rooftop terrace.Credit…Hunter Abrams for The New York Times

At the opposite end of the apartment are the bedrooms. The primary suite has a private terrace and a lot of closet space, along with a marble bathroom with a separate soaking tub and radiant heat floors.

Stairs in the entry gallery lead up to possibly the best amenity in the home: the landscaped rooftop terrace, a 730-square-foot oasis that provides panoramic views of the Hudson River, George Washington Bridge and city skyline. And there’s one more perk some New Yorkers would covet: a parking space.

The new owner, Mr. Pasek, will have more than enough room to entertain his showbiz and theater pals. He and his collaborator, Justin Paul, wrote the music for hit shows and movies like “Dear Evan Hansen” and “La La Land,” receiving several awards along the way, including an Oscar, Grammy and Tony.

Ms. Schumer listed the home as she and her husband, the chef Chris Fischer, were relocating to Brooklyn Heights. They bought a grand brownstone on Cranberry Street that was featured in the 1987 film “Moonstruck,” paying nearly $12.3 million, which was over the asking price.

Ms. Schumer, who has appeared in numerous TV shows and films, including “Trainwreck” and “The Humans,” is currently starring in the Hulu drama series “Life & Beth.”

The month’s top sale, which closed at just under $45 million, encompasses the 114th floor of the 131-floor Central Park Tower, at 217 West 57th Street, between Broadway and Seventh Avenue. Rising 1,550 feet high, the luxury condo has been billed (at least for now) as the world’s tallest residential building.

For the new owner of the sponsor apartment — identified only as NGM Bridge L.L.C. — this means nosebleed vistas from the many floor-to-ceiling windows of everything from Central Park to the Hudson and East Rivers to the city skyline. No need for any artwork here.

The 7,000-square-foot unit has a formal reception gallery, a huge great room and an extra-large eat-in kitchen with custom Smallbone of Devizes cabinetry and Miele appliances. There are also five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and a powder room. The primary suite takes up the entire western wing and features a formal sitting room and spalike bathroom with dual features.

The building’s other big closing last month, at $15 million, was a 3,000-square-foot apartment on the 92nd floor, with three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms and some pretty amazing views, too. It had been listed for $19 million. The buyer used the limited liability company Anirf.

The Ghussons got $13.5 million for their apartment at 823 Park Avenue, between East 75th and 76th Streets in the Lenox Hill neighborhood, which was a bit more than the $13 million they had paid for it in 2012. The home had been on and off the market since the spring of 2021 when it was first listed for $15 million.

The buyer used the limited liability company Tearmann II.

The fully renovated prewar condo takes up the 10th floor, extending almost 4,200 square feet, with five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. It also features a 32-foot-long, double-wide living room and library with a gas fireplace, an oversize formal dining room, and a kitchen with marble countertops and breakfast area, and of course, high-end appliances.

Mr. Ghusson is the co-founder of Batallure Beauty, which has partnered with celebrities in creating beauty products like fragrances, cosmetics, hair and skin care and men’s grooming. Clients have included the actress Michelle Pfeiffer and the model Iman.

The home of Mr. Jonas, the retail magnate and philanthropist who died last summer, was sold by his estate for $10 million, above the $8.5 million price tag. The co-op apartment is at the limestone-clad 820 Fifth Avenue, at East 63rd Street, facing Central Park.

The buyers were the Mexican businessman Juan Gallardo Thurlow and his wife Gela Lorena Larrea del Gallardo. Mr. Gallardo Thurlow runs Organización Cultiba, a holding company whose subsidiaries distribute soft drinks, including bottled water and Pepsi-brand drinks, in Mexico. His wife is on the board of the company.

The apartment has three bedrooms and four full bathrooms, plus a paneled library and a grand formal dining room and living room, each of them with a wood-burning fireplace. Although the unit has many modern updates, much of its original prewar architecture remains, including the high ceilings, herringbone hardwood floors, wood moldings and numerous built-ins.

Mr. Jonas ran the Barbara Lynn Stores (named for his wife, Barbara Jonas), a purveyor of women’s discount clothing, before cofounding the Lechters Housewares chain in the mid-1970s; it went out of business in 2001.

He and his wife, who died in 2018, were major collectors of Abstract Expressionist art, which they eventually sold to finance their philanthropic interests, much of it centered on the nursing profession and veterans.

In the East Village, at 122 East 10th Street, the townhouse owned by Mr. Lubomirski, the photographer, and Ms. Lubomirski, the environmentalist, sold for $7.9 million, below last year’s initial $9.2 million asking price.

The buyers were Leslie Parent and Kenneth Parent, a strategic adviser and former president of the Pilot Company in Knoxville, Tenn., a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary that operates truck stops, among other things.

The Anglo-Italianate building, with a classic front stoop, is between Second and Third Avenues in an area known as Renwick Triangle, in the St. Mark’s Historic District. It was designed by the noted architect James Renwick Jr., best known for creating St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York and the Smithsonian Institution Building in Washington.

The fully renovated, eco-friendly brick house is six stories high and 18 feet wide and is currently configured with two units, according to StreetEasy. There are a total of eight bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, plus a rear garden and a small front yard.

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