Gandolfini Goes Into Contract on Vestry Street

James Gandolfini has gone into contract on a 3,000-square-foot duplex penthouse in the Fairchild building at 55 Vestry Street. The apartment had been listed most recently for $7 million. [NYP]
• Joan Raines has lowered the price of her seven-bedroom townhouse at 5 East 78th Street, which she recently put back on the market for $21 million. The 13,095-square-foot home is now listed for $18.5 million with Edward Lee Cave. [Cityfile, ELC]
• Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and his wife Amber have paid $1.5 million for a plot of land next to the 12,000-square-foot home they recently acquired in Alpine, NJ for $15 million. [NYP]