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NYC’s richest woman, Julia Koch, is mystery buyer of $101M apartments

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Julia Koch is the mystery buyer of a pair of East Side co-ops that sold for $101 million last month, sources exclusively tell Page Six.

The properties were sold off by the estate of late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

The apartments at 4 E. 66th St. include a penthouse and a full-floor unit beneath it. Allen had reportedly acquired the penthouse for a mere $25 million in 2011 after owning the apartment below it since 1996 when he paid $13.5 million for it.

Koch, 60, could not be reached for comment.

The billionaire, whose net worth has been reported to be as high at $70 billion by Bloomberg, has been on a bit of a property buying spree lately.

In late June, Page Six exclusively reported that the widow of David Koch also snapped up a historic Hamptons property nearby her own Southampton estate for below the asking price of $75 million.

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Koch was married to billionaire philanthropist and political rainmaker David Koch.
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An insider told us that Koch plans to restore the historic property but that any ideas are in the early stages, while another source said that the property could actually be a place for Koch’s three grown children and their families to stay.

Koch also has an $18 million mansion along what’s known as “Billionaire Lane” in Southampton, where residents have included Calvin Klein, Leon Black, Aby Rosen, Ian Schrager and Jay Sugarman.

Sources told Page Six that Koch recently hosted a costume party in the Hamptons and that there was buzz among the guests she was purchasing the East 66th Street pad from the Allen estate. The historic building has also been home to Veronica Hearst and Bernard Baruch, and its address is also known as 845 Fifth Ave.

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The apartments were previously owned by billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
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The New York Times reported that the sale of the $101 million property was the largest so far in 2022 (not counting a duplex at 220 Central Park South that went for $188 million that was “finalized in late 2021 but not recorded until mid-January”).

But the private purchase was made via an LLC, so the buyer remained anonymous — until our scoop.

We’ve previously reported that Koch had star designer Peter Marino work on her $40 million Upper East Side townhouse that was purchased with her late husband, David, in 2018.

Koch married David in 1996 at his Southampton estate. The Koch Industries co-owner was also known as a powerful donor in conservative politics and for charitable spending, including giving $100 million to Lincoln Center in 2008 and tens of millions to the Smithsonian, American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum and more.

He and his older brother, Charles, were behind the conservative group Americans for Prosperity and pumped hundreds of millions to back GOP pols at all levels.

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Koch also recently snapped up a property in Southampton, we reported.
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David died at age 79 on Aug. 23, 2019.

The couple and their three kids were also once known to be among the most famed residents in the city’s most coveted address, 740 Park Avenue, in an 18-room duplex. According to the tome “740 Park: The Story of the World’s Richest Apartment Building,” David bought the pad from the Japanese government which used it to house its UN rep.

Julia reportedly put that apartment on the market this year for around $60 million since she was spending more time at the family’s Southampton and Palm Beach, Fla., residences. But it seems she’s now eyeing more time in the city with her latest buy.

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What Time Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Be on Netflix?

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The season finale of Riverdale aired in late July on The CW. Notice we said season finale? Thankfully, the beloved series will return for a seventh season, but, unfortunately, Season 7 will be the final installment of Riverdale.

If you already streamed the current season, make sure to read Alex Zalben’s interview with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Decider. If you’re waiting to binge Season 6 on Netflix, well, you better clear your calendar because all 22 episodes are about to drop on the streamer. What time will the sixth season of Riverdale debut on Netflix? What time does Netflix release shows? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHEN IS THE RIVERDALE SEASON 6 NETFLIX RELEASE DATE?

Riverdale Season 6 premieres Sunday, August 7 on Netflix.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN RIVERDALE SEASON 6?

The sixth season of Riverdale consists of 22 episodes.

WHAT TIME DOES NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOWS?

Netflix releases new episodes at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

WHAT TIME WILL RIVERDALE SEASON 6 BE ON NETFLIX?

Netflix is based out of California, so Riverdale Season 6 will be available to stream at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) beginning Sunday, August 7. If the clock strikes 12:00 (or 3:00 a.m. for folks on the East Coast) and you don’t see the new episodes, give it a moment, hit refresh, and then enjoy the show!

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7 OF RIVERDALE?

Yes! Decider recently covered that very topic.

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Actress Anne Heche Suffers Severe Burns After Crashing Car Into Los Angeles Home

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Actress Anne Heche, known for her roles in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and I Know What You Did Last Summer, was involved in a fiery car crash in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday.

According to TMZ, Heche was driving a blue Mini Cooper and had first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents of the apartment complex tried to get her out of the vehicle but she backed up and sped off.

Footage of Heche speeding down the streets of her neighborhood had been obtained by TMZ as well as her initial encounter at the apartment complex.

In the first clip, you can hear her car crash towards the end. It has been reported that the actress crashed into someone’s home, causing her vehicle and the house to erupt into flames. Heche suffered severe burns and was resisting being taken away in a stretcher. You can also view footage of this via the TMZ article.

It has not been confirmed whether alcohol has been involved in the incident since her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence. She is currently intubated in the hospital but expected to live.

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These are the vulgar license-plate requests the DMV has rejected

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Stay CL4SSY, New York!

The state Department of Motor Vehicles nixed 3,752 requests for vanity license plates in the last three years because it deemed them too raunchy, radical or simply ridiculous.

New York’s personalized plates go for $60 initially, and then $31.25 annually for renewal. You can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.

Odds are a request for a plate that marks a wedding anniversary or shows your allegiance to a team — like METS86 — will pass muster with the DMV gatekeepers.

Vulgarity won’t get you to first base.

So plates with the phrase LFGM — the acronym for Pete Alonso’s “Let’s F–king Go Mets” rallying cry — did not make the cut.

And you won’t see anyone driving around with the custom plates MILFDAD, AS5M4N and WLHUNG.

Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
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New York state Department of Motor Vehicles denied more than 3.5 thousand requests for license plates deemed inappropriate.
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“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
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The DMV also put NICEBUNS, FATFANNY, GOTAPOOP and BENDOVER in the rear-view mirror.

One player unsuccessfully tried to score the plate YESDADDY, to no avail.

The DMV also shot down such dark requests as DEADGIRL, GENOC1DE, S8TAN, DETONATE and MURDERM3.

“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
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The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
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BOOBIE is prohibited.
BOOBIE is prohibited.
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Getting political is a dead end too — FJOEBIDN, FDTRUMP and CNNLIES were nixed.

LUDEDUDE, NARCO, GOT METH and BLUNT also went up in smoke.

Staten Island attorney Bill Dertinger said his blue 1995 Jaguar SJS was tagged with ESQLTD after his company and his 2014 Porsche had the plate GHOSTGTS because the sleek sportscar was white.

“The plates can make you stand out — which can be a curse or a blessing,” the 54-year-old Dertinger said. “Make sure you don’t cut anybody off.”

A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
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The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
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The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
New York DMV

There must be a New York Jets fan playing referee at the DMV because a request for the seemingly innocent plate GASE was sidelined. Ex-Jets head coach Adam Gase had an offensive 9-23 win-loss record during his forgettable two-year tenure.

The DMV would not reveal who gives the final yea or nay.

“The DMV reviews all custom license plate requests and works hard to ensure that any combinations that may be considered objectionable are rejected,” said agency spokesman Tim O’Brien.

“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
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“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
New York DMV

He said guidelines on what plate combinations are restricted can be found on the DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/learn-about-personalized-plates. Approximately 50,000 personalized and custom plates are sold per year, O’Brien said.

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The state DMV has rejected 3,752 requests for custom license plates in the last three years because it deemed them potentially offensive. Here are some:

YESDADDY

FJOEBIDN

FDTRUMP

GLOCKS

FLYMOFO

BOOBIE

AS5M4N

BUDLIGHT

DEADGIRL

SUM8ITCH

GENOC1DE

S8TAN

CNNLIES

DETONATE

MURDERM3

MILFDAD

WLHUNG

Source: NYS DMV

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