Mort Zuckerman Has No Time for Silly Questions About His 950 Fifth Home

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Who's laughing now? (Shultz/The Real Deal)

We hate to break it to our colleagues at The Real Deal, but it seems like Boston Properties boss Mort Zuckerman is not a reader, and if he was, he’s not anymore.

If Mr. Zuckerman were a subscriber, he would have known the paper’s “Closing” interview, which runs on the back page each month, is a lighthearted affair. Yet the developer—who as owner of the Daily News, you would think could take a joke—was having none of it, especially after The Real Deal got a little personal.

When The Real Deal asked about the size of his apartment, one of the tamer questions slated for him, the 74-year-old billionaire said he didn’t “have any idea” about the square footage, called the question “silly” and terminated the interview.

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You live at 950 Fifth Avenue. What’s the square footage of your apartment?

I don’t have any idea. I’m not going to answer these kinds of questions. This has got to be serious. Why don’t we speak later? I’m sorry, I’ve got too many things to do. This is silly. The size of my apartment? This is silly. Come on. I don’t deal with these things. I’ll call you back. I’m going to get off. I’m sorry. [Click]
It’s a good thing they didn’t ask the septuagenarian about his two-year-old.

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