'Arthur' Creator Cuts; Rory Tahari Sells on Mercer

• Marc Brown, the author and illustrator who created the Arthur series of books as well as the animated PBS show by the same name, has dropped the price of the 8,300-square-foot Tribeca townhouse (left) that he shares with his wife, Laurie Krasny Brown. The five-story building at 19 Jay Street, which the couple bought for $6.15 million in 2004 and put up for sale for $15.85 million in 2006, is now listed for $9.995 million. [Cityfile, BHS]
• Rory Tahari, the social fixture and wife of fashion mogul Elie Tahari, has unloaded a two-bedroom loft at 72 Mercer Street. The 2,142-square-foot apartment, which Tahari bought for $3.165 million in 2008, sold for $3.2 million. [Cityfile]

• David Bizer, a former Lehman Brothers exec who now heads up sales at Nomura Securities in London, has relisted his 24th-floor apartment at 15 Central Park West. The two-bedroom pad, which Bizer bought for $5.3 million in December 2007 and put back on the market for $8.975 just five months later, had been listed for $7.25 million when it was taken off the market last year. Now it's back on the market for $7.495 million. [Cityfile, Corcoran]