In what looks like a great sign for Azure and the release of its upper floor apartments, writer, professor and semiotician, Marshall Blonsky, has paid just over $2 million for the two bedroom unit 22D.
Semiotics, as we all know, is the study of signs, and Mr Blonsky is an authority on the subject, having introduced it to its first generation of students at the New School, where he has worked since 1973, according to Wikipedia.
Azure is now over 70% sold and is releasing the higher, customized two, three and four bedroom tower residences above the 21st floor.
According to Ammanda Espinal and David Greczek of Douglas Elliman, agents for the East 91st Street building, the unit was on the market just one week before being snapped up. Although both declined to comment on the buyer (who is listed in public records), the agents did say the “design aesthetics and expansive view of the downtown skyline ˮ were what sealed the deal.
“The buyer was beyond excited about having that open, expansive view as the backdrop for his parties,ˮ they said in a statement. “Also, he needs a substantial amount of wall space to display his art collection and books.ˮ