834 Fifth's Big Listing, Mega-Deal on Meadow Lane

• Want to share an elevator with Rupert Murdoch? Today is your lucky day. Les Wexner, the CEO of Limited Brands (and onetime mentor to Jeffrey Epstein), has "discreetly" listed his five-bedroom apartment at 834 Fifth Avenue for $60 million with brokers Serena Boardman and Larry Kaiser. Wexner and his wife Abigail originally purchased the co-op in "fixer-upper" condition for $9 million back in 1997. [NYO]
• Christopher Pesce, a managing director at Steve Schwarzman's Blackstone Group and the former global head of prime brokerage at Bank of America, has paid $6.3 million for a condo at 101 Warren Street in Tribeca. [Cityfile]
• Who says the Hamptons real estate market is dead? John Veronis, a co-founder of the boutique merchant bank Veronis Suhler Stevenson, has sold his six-bedroom, oceanfront home on Meadow Lane in Southampton for $27 million. [Newsday]

Julian Schnabel is cutting prices at Palazzo Chupi once again. He's chopped $2 million off the penthouse (it's now listed at $22 million), and a $23 million duplex has been reduced to $19 million. [NYO]
• Blythe Masters, JP Morgan's head of global commodities, has put her townhouse at 150 Reade Street up for sale for $14 million. She picked up the 6,800-square-foot home in December 2003 for for $4.65 million. [NYO, PDE]