• By Sara Palsky


    A penthouse at 37 West 12th Street's Butterfield House sold in July for $4.465 million, and now a neighboring unit is ready to take its chances on the open market. This place is a little bigger—4BRs to the other unit's 2BRs—with a correspondingly higher ask of $6.995 million. The broker babble is sure the apartment is worth it: "It has what every penthouse buyer wants: location, light and views." And let's not forget the obligatory tenuous celebrity connection, "First owned by Today Show's initial host David Garroway." Even the sunken living room, a feature that doesn't usually excite us, doesn't seem out of place here. Of course, the buyer will have to fork over the whopping monthly maintenance of $4,994.

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    Williamsburg terraces that were built to accommodate sukkahs. (Debbie Ullman/News)

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    Oscar O’Bar, 45, rushed to the rescue after convicted sex fiend attacked his neighbor. (Bryan Pace/NYDN)

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    "He's on top of her grabbing the purse. I heard her screaming. I saw he snatched the purse," the 45-year-old unemployed community college student told the Daily News.

    Cops said the accused creep, Nathaniel Flowers, 29, was just paroled from prison in July after serving seven years for attempted sodomy and attempted robbery.

    The suspect outweighed him by more than 50 pounds and was 16 years younger, but the slightly built O'Bar said he was determined not to let him get away.

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