When three members of the Russian punk collective Pussy Riot were sentenced to prison on charges of "hooliganism" this morning, a large crowd of protesters turned out to support the women. One of the members of that crowd was Garry Kasparov, chess genius turned writer and outspoken anti-Putin activist.
• Interior designer James Huniford (left) has sold his townhouse at 26 Bank Street. The 3,822-square-foot home, which Huniford bought for $5.18 million in 2005 and listed for $8.2 million in June, sold for $7.25 million to Jocelyn C. White and Annabel Catherine White. [Cityfile]
• Former Dateline co-anchor Stone Phillips has put his 4,100-square-foot apartment at 8 West 19th Street on the market. The three-bedroom spread, which comes with library and soundproof media room, is listed for $4.995. Phillips paid $4.45 million for the place back in 2005. [NYP, Corcoran]
• Shopping center mogul Murray Goodman isn't giving up on his duplex at 960 Fifth Avenue. The 5,300-square-foot co-op, which Goodman first listed for $32.5 million in January, has since gone down in price four times since then. It's now down to $25.6 million, although that's still $24.2 million more than what Goodman paid for the place back in 1981. [Cityfile, Sotheby's]
In a stunt reminiscent of something from Second Life, an unknown perpetrator let loose a remote-controlled flying dildo at a speech yesterday by Garry Kasparov, the famed chess champion defeated by IBM's Deep Blue who now heads up Other Russia, an opposition party that seeks to wrest power from the Kremlin government dominated by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. As Andy Baio at Waxy points out, it's unclear if the pranksters knew about the infamous interview between Second Life baron Anshe Chung and CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman, video from which is embedded after the jump.