Robert De Niro isn’t getting as much as he wanted for his St. Luke’s Place townhouse, but after 30 years of owning the property, he appears ready to take a hit. The actor listed the home last July for $14 million, but is unloading it now for $9 million. Maybe he could have come closer to his goal had conflicts of realtor interest not gotten in the way: De Niro’s son, Raphael, handled the sale.
De Niro is a Manhattan real estate nomad. For years he was closely tied to Tribeca, spearheading the neighborhood’s film festival and opening the Greenwich Hotel. But it’s his Upper West Side homes (or investments) that have made the news lately: his fifth-floor apartment at 88 Central Park West caught fire just last month.