Hip hop DJ Mark Ronson has paid $1.8 million to buy a parlor-floor apartment in New York’s Greenwich Village, buying the unit from journalist Michael Gross, according to the New York Observer (Observer). Ronson, whom the article describes as “something of a local white-boy hip-hop legend,” is the stepson of Foreigner’s Mick Jones and the son of Mick Ronson, who was David Bowie’s guitarist from the “Ziggy Stardust” glam era. Ronson’s new unit, at 69 Washington Place, has a living room with 10-foot windows and a wood-burning fireplace with the original black marble mantel, the Observer reported. “Obviously, the Village is amazing….It’s not Central Park, but it’s definitely the closest I’ll be to a park at my median income,” he told the paper. Gross, meanwhile, wrote a 562-page biography last October of the Upper East Side’s Tiffany-like co-op building at 740 Park Avenue, titled simply “740 Park.” He’s now moving to the “1910 terra-cotta fortress Alwyn Court,” the paper reported, at 180 West 58th Street, just below Central Park South. Also in New York real estate, the producer of the musical Spamalot, Arielle Tepper, sold her 11th-floor apartment at 563 Park Avenue for $3.45 million to her downstairs neighbor, the money manager Todd Morley. Morley is most known for being the financial advisor to Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York.