Posties take Manhattan

By: Garrett M. Graff

Don and Mary Graham might have the swankiest Manhattan pad among Posties—having just paid $4.65 million for a pied-à-terre with ten windows looking over Central Park—but they aren’t the first of the Post elite with a New York address.

The Grahams were beaten to New York by executive editor Len Downie, former managing editor Bob Kaiser, and the indomitable Post power couple Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn.

Don Graham, chair of the Washington Post Company, will mix business and family in Gotham: The Grahams can visit their son, who lives in New York; Newsweek magazine and Kaplan, the Post Company’s education arm, are headquartered in Manhattan.

To find the New York hideaway, the Grahams turned to Carol Opton, a high-end broker at the Corcoran Group, the city’s largest residential real-estate firm. The apartment on Central Park West, in a building nicknamed “the White House,” features lots of bookshelves and two 20-foot bedrooms in addition to the master suite.

The Grahams’ $4.65-million New York apartment is on the trendier side of Central Park.