“Someone not from New York can [move here and] have a New Yorker’s lifestyle and point of view,” Daniel Neiditch, the building manager and owner of River 2 River Realty, told the paper. “In a way, I’m offering my lifestyle. I’m offering a way for a foreigner to jump right in.” All the boats, cars, courtside seats, and whatnot are his as well.
Other brokers told the Post that since the listing has been on the market for five years, the add-ons are likely an attempt to sweeten a deal that's way overpriced.
The other red flag here is that the penthouse is not yet one cohesive apartment. It's currently 13 separate units -- filled with occupants -- that you'll be given a $2 million construction credit to combine. Neiditch has plans for the conversion drawn up and claims it would take 30 days to evict the current tenants. Again, though, others in the industry cautioned that construction could take over a year and could cost over $5 million more than the credit offered with the apartment, according to the report.
If you're feeling disappointed that this turned out not to be the deal of the lifetime, cheer yourself up by remembering that you don't have $85 million. And if you do, what's $5 million more in construction costs?
h/t The New York Post