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New York Observer

Felicity Leaving The Village Keri Russell Unloads Duplex

Two years after buying a duplex apartment atop an ancient townhouse at 49 West Ninth Street, newlywed thespian Keri Russell has sold the Village place for $1.5 million.

Ms. Russell once starred in the weepy college-kid soap opera Felicity, which was enough to earn the top-flight two-bedroom, two-terrace apartment. The place was “private, charming and romantic,” according to the sweet-talking Halstead listing, though maybe she and her new husband wanted more than 1,150 square feet. (Felicity, ironically enough, was set in the Village.)

Plus, the listing says an apartment renovation is required. Was 31-year-old Ms. Russell untidy? She probably didn’t do much work since 2005, when the co-op had been marketed as needing a little T.L.C.

“I went in wearing my most modest shirt,” Ms. Russell said about her co-op board interview, “and tried to be the most prim-and-proper version of myself that I could be.” Now the prim Ms. Russell is gone: Every time a TV star sells her penthouse, the West Village dies a little.

Her buyer, according to city records, is Thomas A. Sachs. (This transaction came in after the deadline for Manhattan Transfers.)

—Max Abelson

Tuesday, April 10, 2007