Jennifer Rubell, niece of Studio 54 co-founder, buys NYC home


Conceptual artist Jennifer Rubell, daughter of top art collectors Donald and Mera Rubell — and the niece of the late Studio 54 co-founder Steve Rubell — just bought an Upper East Side co-op for $5.7 million, according to city ownership records.

The full-floor spread is located at 139 E. 79th St. The unit first went on the market last year asking for $6.25 million — and was last listed for $5.99 million.

The purchase comes a year after Rubell sold her Long Island home for $3.6 million, Gimme Shelter previously reported.

She also owns a cooperative on Gramercy Park North.

The four-bedroom, four-bath co-op on East 79th Street used to be the home of the late author and New Yorker columnist Ved Mehta and his widow, Linn Cary Mehta, who lived there for decades.

Jennifer Rubel.
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139 E. 79th St.
139 E. 79th St.
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The elegant unit has a private elevator that opens onto a large gallery, which leads to a living room with a fireplace and a library. There is also a dining room and a utility room that connects to the kitchen.

Original details include hardwood floors and oversized windows.

The listing broker was Kathy Sloane, of Brown Harris Stevens.

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