Feminist writer, investment banker buy in Spuyten Duyvil for $1.05M

Wendy I. Zierler and Daniel Y. Feit bought a home at 2705 Arlington Avenue in Spuyten Duyvil from Carol Wertheimer for $1.05 million on Oct. 21, 2005.

The 3,854 square foot residence was built in 1955.

Zierler is an associate professor of Modern Jewish literature and feminist studies at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Prior to joining HUC-JIR, she was a research fellow in the English Department of Hong Kong University, where she lived for more than five years while teaching ethnic American literature and American studies.

Her work has been anthologized in Holocaust Literature, which is a two-volume encyclopedia of Holocaust literature writers. One of her books, And Rachel Stole the Idols: The Emergence of Modern Hebrew Women's Writing, was published by Wayne State University.

She graduated from the Stern College of Yeshiva University in 1988. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in comparative literature from Princeton University and is currently worked towards an M.F.A. at Sarah Lawrence College.

Fiet is an investment banker who worked as vice president and associate general counsel for the commodities trading firm J. Aron & Company, which was acquired by Goldman Sachs in 1981.

Home sales in Kingsbridge/Spuyten Duyvil dropped 40 percent in 2008 versus sales in 2007. The median sales price also fell from $300,000 to $262,000.

Address: 2705 Arlington Avenue
Buyer(s): Daniel Y. Feit and Wendy I. Zierler
Seller(s): Carol Wertheimer (as executor)
Sale date: Oct. 21, 2005