Now that’s an investment!
Vicki Been, de Blasio’s ex-deputy mayor 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.