Chuck Schumer Paid $157,000 For His Park Slope Apartment

102040795 Chuck Schumer Paid $157,000 For His Park Slope ApartmentIn Jeffrey Toobin’s profile of Chuck Schumer in last week’s New Yorker (subscription only), the senior U.S. senator from New York, an anti-“anti-business liberal,” says his only major asset is his Park Slope apartment.

The story goes that in 1982, when Mr. Schumer was a state congressman, he and his wife, CUNY vice chancellor Iris Weinshall, spent about $157,000 on an apartment in a prewar doorman building on Prospect Park West. It was a stretch at the time. “Now it’s the only major asset we own,” Mr. Schumer says in the profile, “but it’s worth much more, probably ten times that.”

He’s quite proud of the appreciation. Back when senior Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar was just a candidate, she went on a bike tour of Brooklyn with Mr. Schumer. His antics made her daughter uncomfortable. “Chuck has a bullhorn, and he stops in front of his building and announces that he and Iris bought their apartment for a hundred and fifty thousand dollars and now it’s worth ten times that much,” she says. “And my twelve-year-old daughter pulled on my jacket and said, ‘Mom, if you said that in Minnesota, you’d be in so much trouble.'”

Minnesota children are more discreet than their New York counterparts.

By comparison, Mr. Schumer’s Capitol Hill apartment is seedy. “Our rats,” says Massachusetts Congressman Bill Delahunt, who shares the place with Mr. Schumer, “scare our cockroaches.” Mr. Toobin calls the place “famously unhygienic,” noting that Mr. Schumer’s clothes “look like they’ve been stored in tense adjacency to Chinese-food containers.” His father, by the way, was an exterminator.

Comments

  1. Jack says:

    so sen schumer, who now hates millionaires,,(the clintons, pelosi, harry reid,,the kennedys,,rockefeller)own an apartment worth 1.5 million,,so much for our poor civil servants…schumer is like most dem o rats,,they hate anyone with a dollar more than them,,NEWS FLASH TO CHUCKY SCHUMER,,,YOUR THE EVIL RICH,,BUT RICH OR POOR YOUR AN ASS

  2. Jack says:

    BILLIONAIRE WARREN BUFFETT, who is the poster boy for Pres Obama and paying more taxes is a liar and a fraud,,,MR BUFFETT PAY THE 1 BILLION IN BACK TAXES YOU OWE NOW,,then you caan talk about paying more,,another WHITE LIBERAL DEM O RAT CAUGHT LYING

  3. Jack says:

    WARREN BUFFETT OWES THE GOVERMENT ONE BILLION IN BACK TAXES,,warren we dont want you to pay more taxes,,,just PAY THE TAXES YOU OWE 

  4. Jack says:

    is is so shameful to see a president of the united states using class war fare to keep power,,,instead of bringing americans together,,this president and the dem o rat party are using hate to divide americans,,black vs white,,rich vs poor, poor vs middle class,,sadly this is what our president and the dem o rat party has been reduced too,,,hate speach,,,vile hate speach,,,so sad,,,vote them all out

  5. Jack says:

    when did the federal goverment take over our local police and fire departments,,why is this president,,who is using class warfare and hate to keep power,,paying for local police and fire depts. Police are local,,paid by their communities,,not a national police force, not a national fire dept,,,states have state police,,local communities have their departments,,,we dont want a national police dept or fire dept,,,