Met flutist sells to Goldman Sachs exec in Lincoln Square

Trudy Kane Estrin sold Unit #8E at 201 W. 72nd St. in Lincoln Square for $3.4 million to Randolph Cowen and his wife, Phyllis Green, on July 1.

Kane has been a principal flutist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 1976. She has performed with the New York Philharmonic and various other orchestras and symphonies.

An accomplished soloist and teacher, the New York Times called Kane "a vibrant and inventive interpreter." She has contributed to movie scores, commercials and television, including "Live from the Met" telecasts. Her film credits include The Stepford Wives, Aladdin, Sleepless in Seattle and Fargo.

Kane's late husband, Harvey Estrin, was also an accomplished classical and studio musician.

Kane received both her bachelor's and master's degrees from The Juilliard School as a student of Julius Baker.

Cowen is an information technology specialist who has worked as an exec with Goldman Sachs since 1982.

Cowen received a B.A. in history from Michigan State University, to which he recently donated $1.5 million for research.

Sales in the 21-story Alexandria were down 57 percent last year, from 19 in 2006 to eight sold in 2007. The median sales price dropped 17 percent in that time, from $1.1 million to $912,500.

Condo sales in Lincoln Square increased 14 percent in 2007 compared to 2006. The median sales price rose 23 percent, from $1.2 million in 2006 to $1.5 million in 2007.

Address: 201 West 72nd Street, Unit: 8e
Buyer(s): Cowen, Randolph, Green and Phyllis
Seller(s): Kane, Trudy, Kane Estrin and Trudy
Sale date: Jul. 1, 2008