Half-Off at The Dakota, Solomon Buys Hamptons Estate

• A sixth-floor apartment at The Dakota, which is owned by an unidentified "Wall Street executive," has been cut for the third time since hitting the market in June 2008 with a $24 million price tag. The four-bedroom co-op is now listed for a mere $12.5 million. [Cityfile, BHS]
• Investment banker (and onetime deputy mayor) Peter J. Solomon is reportedly the buyer in contract to buy the former East Hampton estate of the late actress Mary Howard de Liagre. Solomon is paying "close to" the $22.5 million asking price for the estate, which includes a 3,500-square-foot home, 300 feet of waterfront, and a dock. [NYP, Sotheby's]
• Investor Enrique Foster Gittes has once again cut the price of his 13,000-square-foot mansion at 12 East 63rd Street. The six-floor townhouse, which Gittes bought for $8.8 million in 2005, put on the market for $28.75 million in April, and reduced to $24.95 million last month, is now on the market with Brown Harris Stevens' Paula Del Nunzio for $23.5 million. [Cityfile, BHS]

• Lisa Kerkorian, the ex-wife of billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, has closed on the sales of her estate in Bridgehampton, just a month after it was reported she had gone into contract. The 10,000-square-foot manse, which had been listed for $7.995 million, sold for $6 million. [Newsday]
• Goldman Sachs executive Gerald Messier is reportedly paying $10,500-a-month to rent radio psychologist Dr. Joy Browne's three-bedroom penthouse at 20 Pine Street. [NYP]