Mirador Real Estate associate broker Michael Simmon-Pappadakos has launched a referral program for former wrestlers.
Through Home Match, Simmon-Pappadakos will donate 20 percent of his commissions to a wrestling program of his clients’ choice.
A former head coach and wrestler at Hunter College, Simmon-Pappadakos said, “Long after I competed, I always wanted to give back to the sport that gave me the foundation to tackle the biggest challenges of my life.
“My father passed away when I was young and my mother and I hit a lot of challenges when I was growing up. Wrestling helped me to develop my strengths, understand my weaknesses and work to correct them through persistence and resolve.
“As a real estate broker with a large network of wrestlers moving to NYC, I designed Home Match in order to continue to grow my business find a way to give back to our sport.”
The historic Ross-Hand Mansion in South Nyack has been sold for $1.72 million.
Built in the 1850s by New York City architect Azariah Ross, it was rebuilt in the 1880s by William H. Hand, whose grandson was a laboratory assistant to Thomas Edison.
Donna Cox of Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty listed the property at $1,852,500 in the fall of 2018. Laura Weintraub of Weld Realty was the buyer’s agent. No word on who the buyer is, but the area itself has become a favorite haunt of low profile celebs.
Scarlett Johansson owns a house in Snedens Landing, just south of Nyack on the Palisades, where her neighbors include Swedish songbird Bjork and actor Bill Murray.
Nyack itself counts U2 drummer Larry Mullen, Freaks & Geeks actor John Francis Daley and Rosie O’Donnell among its most famous residents.
ELLE magazine welcomed reality television stars and fashionistas to a Recharge Suite in 212 Fifth Avenue.
Guests included Real Housewife Kelly Bensimon, Vanderpump Rules’ Stassi Schroder and new Summer House star Hannah Berner.
The suite provided a private trunk show and fitting of designer Victoria Hayes FW19 Collection.
The invite only event was held in residence 18A, a move-in ready four bedroom, 4-bath once listed at $17 million.
The building will also soon host an event in partnership with FENDI.