Dictators tend to be clear about what they like and what they don’t. Besides nukes and Fiats, Col. Muammar Qaddafi very much liked the gilded-age mansion at 5 East 78th Street.
The now-dead Libyan dictator was never able to call the Upper East Side townhouse home after being rebuffed by broker Jason Haber in 2009, but the extravagant space is now back on the market as a $30,000 per month rental.
But don’t let the apartment’s near run-in with a repressive regime dissuade you. It’s no wonder Qaddafi took a a liking to this place!
St. Mark’s Bookshop has finally struck a deal with its landlord, Cooper Union, to lower its rent. According to this New York Times article the university is having financial problems of its own and might begin charging tuition, but Scott Stringer, the Manhattan borough president, has intervened for the time being to negotiate a deal between the college and the book store.
Following the circulation of a petition and supportive missives from the likes of Salman Rushdie and Paris Review editor Lorin Stein, Publishers Weekly is reporting that St. Mark’s Bookshop will not receive a cut to its rent after all. Bookshop co-owner Bob Contant told PW that sales have been Read More
In case there was any doubt, it’s going to be a mess to legally untangle rent issues at Stuyvesant Town.
Today, a judge handed a victory to market-rate tenants at Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village by ruling against prior property owner MetLife. The ruling—part of the same ongoing lawsuit that last year forced the Read More