Samuel L. Jackson Buys SoHo Spread

• Samuel L. Jackson is reportedly the mystery buyer behind the purchase of a 2,578-square-foot condo at 76 Crosby Street. The second-floor apartment, which was sold by Wall Street exec Eric Gross and just happens to be located next door to Gawker founder Nick Denton's pad, was most recently listed for $4.35 million. Jackson is reportedly picking it up for just under $4.1 million. [NYP, Sotheby's]
• Joseph Betesh, president of the Dr. Jay's chain of clothing stores, has put his 28th-floor condo at 15 Central Park West on the market. The 2,367-square-foot apartment, which Betesh bought for $5.6 million in April 2008, is listed for $12.9 million. [Cityfile, JCRE]

• Billionaire tycoon Ira Rennert is about to get a new neighbor. The 5,000-square-foot mansion next door to Rennert's massive estate in Sagaponack has gone into contract to sell, less than two months after it went on the market for $11.5 million. [Newsday]
• Music video director Ed Steinberg has put his duplex at 60 Broadway in South Williamsburg on the market for $1.3495 million. He bought the two-bedroom pad for $1.047 million in 2006. [Curbed, A&L]