Now that’s an investment!
Vicki Been, de Blasio’s ex-deputy major for housing and economic development and a former commissioner of NYC’s department of housing preservation and development, and her husband, NYU’s Richard Revesz, have quietly sold their ultra-posh West Village townhouse for a whopping $ 18.8 million , The Post has learned.
“We needed to downsize, and of course we are staying in New York City,” Been said.
The townhouse, at 230 W. 11th St., is on the West Village’s gold coast, which has become downtown’s Billionaires’ Row, as The Post previously reported. It was an off-market deal. The power couple initially bought the stunning townhouse from NYU’s School of Law Foundation for a mere $ 1.88 million in 2002.
They’ve stayed tight with NYU ever since. While Been will no longer be working for the city, she said that she will be at NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, where she is currently listed on its website as faculty director.
Her husband, Revesz, is dean emergitus of NYU’s law school. He is also executive director of the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law, which is a think tank that he founded in 2008.
The townhouse is near Softbank CEO Marcelo Claure’s mansion at 269 W. 11th St. and also by Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s megamansion, at 273 and 275 W. 11th St.
It’s also near Liv Tyler’s former palace at 255 W. 11th St., which she sold to Eater founder and Resy co-founder Ben Leventhal. Been declined to comment on the deal.
The stately 25-foot-wide, single-family mansion is three stories tall and 3,300 square feet. It was built in 1915.