Cuomo Eyes the Apthorp

In March, amid rumors of asbestos and lead at the venerable old Apthorp, our erstwhile real estate writer–and Apthorp chronicler–Max Abelson said the real question was whether Attorney General Andrew Cuomo would approve the building’s conversion to luxury condos.

Apparently, it’s a tough question for Mr. Cuomo. The Times reports this morning that the A.G. is taking a particularly hard look at the Apthorp–though the story can’t quite pin down whether that’s because of the building’s problems or its profile.

But, as The Times notes, despite a laundry list of complaints and violations, the place still sells. Cuomo Eyes the Apthorp