Slumdog Millionaire Director Picks Up Chelsea Pad

• Filmmaker Danny Boyle is the new owner of an apartment in Chelsea. The Slumdog Millionaire director paid $1.7 million for a tri-level co-op at 334 West 19th Street, but he isn't planning to move in himself. Boyle reportedly purchased the apartment for his youngest daughter who is attending Parsons. [Real Deal]
• Hedge funder Charles Ray Langston and his wife Casey are believed to be the mystery couple who snagged a record-breaking $14 million for their 8,200-square-foot home in Sag Harbor, although there's still no word on the identity of the home's buyers. [NYP]
• Personal injury lawyer Eleanor P. Vale has dropped the price of her 1,800-square-foot penthouse at Hampshire House, nearly a year and a half after first listing it for $10.9 million. The two-bedroom pad, which Vale bought for just $1.515 million in 2005, is now listed for $9.9 million. [Cityfile, PDE]

• Author Caitlin Macy and her husband Jeremy Barnum, an executive at JPMorgan Chase, have paid $3.5 million for a duplex apartment on the 10th and 11th floors of 1 Lexington Avenue. It's not their first time in the building. The couple lived in a duplex on the building's third and fourth floors before selling the spread for $2 million in 2006. [NYO]
• New York City's narrowest townhouse has been sold. The 900-square-foot home at 75 1/2 Bedford Street, which went on the market for $2.75 million in August and went into contract in December, sold to an unidentified buyer for $2.175 million. [Curbed]