O magazine editor-at-large and former news anchor and talk-show host Gayle King, who most is known for being Oprah Winfrey's best friend, has closed on the purchase of a $7,100,000 condo in Manhattan.  Back on January 17, the New York Post's fine celebrity real estate columnist Braden Keil broke the story of King, 53, having purchased the three-bedroom, full-floor penthouse apartment in the 36-story Place 57 building, at 207 E. 57th Street in mid-town Manhattan. Now, as the New York Observer first reported in its 'The Real Estate' blog on Monday, King has recorded the deed of the purchase. Indeed, records show that King's Sophie's Penthouse LLC company went to contract to buy the unit back on October 3, with the deal closing on March 10. The transaction was recorded Monday afternoon. Features in King's new unit include three and a half baths, a large living room/dining area, soaring ceilings, two fireplaces, 360-degree views, two fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances, marble baths and a 768-square-foot wraparound terrace, Keil wrote back in January. In recent years, Winfrey and King have gone public to deny rumors that they're gay. And maybe it's true that they aren't gay. However, Keil noted in January that Oprah herself apparently took a keen interest in King's new digs, having recently been sighted in the lobby of Place 57, apparently checking the building out. Also, records show that Winfrey actually is the owner of the house that King long has occupied -- the six-bedroom, 10,433-square-foot house on 4.02 acres at 37 Richmond Hill Road in Greenwich, Conn. Winfrey's Overground RR LLC company (alternately known as Overground Railroad LLC) purchased that house in Greenwich in 2000 for $3,600,000, according to public records. Overground Railroad LLC is the company that owns many of the non-Chicago, non-Santa Barbara and non-Hawaii residences that Oprah has owned (including those in Atlanta, Milwaukee, Tennessee, northwest Indiana and suburban Chicago). It's unclear whether King is planning to keep the Greenwich house. It does not appear to be presently on the market. As the Observer noted, Oprah's longtime money managers Lisa Gardina and Gideon Kaufman, who have their names on most of Oprah's real estate, had their names on the deed for the place in Place 57. In fact, Kaufman had his name on the August 2000 deed for the Greenwich manse, records show.