Our Karl Junkersfeld sent us this link to a New York Observer report about a record setting condo sale here in Brooklyn Heights by what’s described as a “power couple” by the paper:
NYO: And according to city records, it looks like the record-setting per-square-foot condo price was no accident: Sean Casey and Emelie Kihlström just bought a fourth-floor unit at 9 College Place—a lovely little lane away from the not-so-busy main streets of Brooklyn Heights. They paid the developer nearly $2.19 million for the unit, which works out to the exact same price per square foot: $1,428.
Neither Mr. Casey nor Ms. Kihlström are strangers to the area, as both run businesses within walking distance of their new abode.
Ms. Kihlström is an investor at Colonie, a restaurant on Atlantic Avenue, where she used her charm and stunning Swedish looks to persuade a Department of Buildings official to not delay the restaurant’s liquor license (“He fell in love with her,” one of her partners told the South Brooklyn Post).
Mr. Casey, for his part, owns a more high-tech business than his wife’s farm-fresh restaurant: he is the founder of SocialGuide, which seeks to track the popularity of television shows through social networks like Facebook and Twitter. The company was bought out in November by ratings giant Nielsen, which may explain the couple’s big first New York City home buy. (Though Mr. Casey’s payday might not have covered the whole purchase—the couple still took out a $1.4 million mortgage on their new home, according to city records.)