It’s Free to Look: 70 Broad Street

  • It’s never too early to rope your kids into the family business. In this downtown behemoth, coloring books give way to balance sheets.

  • It's never too early to rope your kids into the family business. In this downtown behemoth, coloring books give way to balance sheets.

    The former site of the American Bank Note Company, the building is zoned to be residential, office, retail or all of the above, according to the Brown Harris Stevens listing, and only asks $25.5 million. When home is work and work is home, your family's productivity will increase tremendously. If you're married to your job, consider this a second honeymoon.

    You won't realize how sloppily you've been conducting family meetings until you encounter the Cisco Tele-presence conference room, which consumes most of the second floor. In case the family needs to subdivide into smaller delegations, the third floor includes two small meeting rooms, one large meeting room, one small conference room and one large conference room. Can't get enough conferring? The fourth and fifth floors collectively house two small conference rooms, one large conference room, one regular conference room, four small meeting rooms, one large meeting room and two libraries.

    The house is perfect for the business executive who can't be bothered to learn conventional "parenting." Run your family like a hedge fund: children, even in this economy, are the best investment there is. —William Alden