Although Brooklyn may be the hottest place for the modern luxury seeker, Alberto Weisser was clever to buy in the Flatiron District. After all, we’re not sure how well the C.E.O. of agribusiness giant Bunge Limited would have done in the locavore-obsessed borough.
Mr. Weisser, who is not likely to be shilling his livestock feed and edible oil at the Fort Greene farmer’s market (alas!), has forked over $12.5 million for a penthouse condo at 260 Park Avenue South, according to city records.
It may be a small victory in a losing war, but at least José Arozamena can come home tonight, light up a cigarette and take a long, celebratory draw.
A judge has ruled that Mr. Arozamena, who lives at 260 Park Avenue South, can continue to light up in his apartment, the Post reports.
The condo board may have been emboldened by Mayor Bloomberg’s most recent move to kick smoking in the butt, but they were a little overzealous. After all, the mayor’s proposed legislation would only have required formal smoking policies and disclosures, not full-out bans.
CORRECTION: The Observer has learned Jon Brian Celler was not the buyer of this apartment. We regret the error.
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