Whoopi Goes to Jersey; Hedge Funder Settles on UWS

Whoopi Goldberg is headed to Jersey. Two months after she put her Soho loft on the market for $3.99 million (which still happens to be up for sale, incidentally) comes word that the comedienne and View co-host has picked up a 9,486-square foot Colonial on 2.4 acres in West Orange, NJ. Originally listed for $2.999 million, Goldberg closed on the house for $2.8 million. [Real Estalker]
• Paolo Pellegrini, the Italian-born hedge funder who worked for John Paulson until recently and who generated a 80% return this year by betting the economy was going to tank, has a new pad. He's paying "close to" $10 million to buy an apartment at 88 Central Park West from writer Ray Errol Fox and his wife Jean Thomas, a backup singer for Ella Fitzgerald in the '60s. [NYP]
• Walter Cronkite's former apartment at the UN Plaza will soon be up for sale. Joanna Simon, the broker who landed the listing, says the two-bedroom co-op will hit the market "within the month" for $2.995 million. [NYO]

• Society fixtures Dan and Cynthia Lufkin have cut the price of their "Chateauesque" home at 455 Central Park West. The former chapel, which first hit the market 18 months ago for $17.5 million and was discounted to $14 million in February, is now listed for $12.5 million. [Curbed, Sotheby's]
• Celebrity photographer Timothy White has put his two-bedroom penthouse at 448 West 37th Street up for sale. The 4,000-square-foot apartment is listed for $4.9 million. [NYP, Corcoran]