Dream Apartment: Editor of Teen People Moves To Chelsea

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Hey! the market’s great, 1.45 million will still buy you something. Reported in this weekend’s Times Habitats section, this is a combination Manhattan success story meets beautiful home. The success story involves Amy Barnett, editor of Teen People, who is 34 and the first African-American to head a major consumer publication at Time Inc. A month after getting the job last May, she decided to buy an apartment and found her dream home: a duplex, one-bedroom condominium with a planted terrace in Chelsea Commons, adjoining renovated buildings on West 22nd Street. The price? She’s not telling, but her broker says it’s worth 1.45 million today. From the photos, it looks gorgeous (for that money, what’s not to like?), and she’s decorated it with Jonathan Adler, Giorgio USA (not Giorgio Armani!), and Donna Karan bedding. Digging around the neigborhood, I didn’t find any other apartments for sale in the building, but it did find room and a rather crude recommendation for the eponymously named Chelsea Commons bar around the corner. MGR