Ex-Bank of New York CEO Scores a Deal on Fifth

Thomas Renyi, who retired as chairman and CEO of the Bank of New York last year, has picked up an apartment at 920 Fifth Avenue. And he got a good deal, too. Renyi and his wife, Elizabeth, paid $7.55 million for the three-bedroom apartment, which is $2.55 million less than what it was first listed for in April 2008. [Cityfile]
• Software mogul Marty Sprinzen has found a buyer for his 4,552-square-foot apartment at 838 Fifth Avenue. The ninth-floor residence, which Sprinzen bought for $15.8 million in 2007 and put on the market for $24.5 million in May, went into contract to sell late last week. [NYO, BHS]
• The Hampshire House apartment once owned by the late Wall Street titan Zalman Bernstein is back on the market at a hefty discount. The 25th-floor residence, which became the subject of a lawsuit between Bernstein's daughter and the co-op's board in 2007, first went on the market for $17.5 million that same year. Now, after two years and four price chops, the apartment is once again for sale and is now priced at $11.5 million. [Cityfile, BHS]

• It looks like Arlene Farkas, the ex-wife of real estate heir Bruce Farkas, has sliced a bit more off the price of her 14-room duplex at the River House. The five-bedroom co-op, which Farkas first put on the market for $15 million last November, was dropped down to $13.5 million in July. It's now listed for $12.3 million. [Cityfile, BHS]
• Retired Phillip Morris executive Murray Bring, and his wife, Kathleen, have sold their 14th-floor apartment at 935 Park Avenue. The three-bedroom apartment sold for $3.625 million. [Cityfile]