Puerto Rican pop singer Ricky Martin has just closed on the Manhattan condo that we wrote on May 4 about him reportedly buying, and the Latin sensation has paid $6,300,000, and not the $7,000,000 figure that we had reported at that time, for the 2,637-square-foot unit.


The New York Post's fine celebrity real estate columnist Braden Keil today breaks the story of Ricky's purchase price for his new three-bedroom unit in the sleek building at 40 Bond Street that was developed by developer Ian Schrager. We had been scouring the public records closely for information on Ricky's closing price, and we commend Keil for getting to city records as quickly as he did. Records show that Martin's 40 Bonbon LLC company closed on the purchase on September 5, with the deal being recorded with the city on September 11.

Martin's new condo is inside a cast-iron building that was converted into a combination of 23 apartments, five town houses and a massive penthouse. His new unit appears to have been available originally for $6,850,000 and has three and a half baths, north and south exposures, a gallery, a family room, a private study and something called a wet room, according to listing information.

Check out listing information for Ricky's new unit.