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2013-12-18 11:51:45 PM
Meh... My former employer owns the whole building a few blocks away at 76th and Park and I don't even feel bad about making him so rich that I'm willing to forgo retiring and work for the rest of my miserable life.
 
2013-12-19 12:57:46 AM
I'd love to own a large 5th avenue apartment.

I'd also love to fly to the moon with wings coming out of my butt as a large breasted BLT sandwich gave me a blow job.
 
2013-12-19 01:00:45 AM
another demonstration that money does not give you style or class. Otherwise known as Trump syndrome.
 
2013-12-19 01:17:18 AM
What rich people can't have Christmas Decorations?
 
2013-12-19 01:21:56 AM

hervatski: I'd love to own a large 5th avenue apartment.

I'd also love to fly to the moon with wings coming out of my butt as a large breasted BLT sandwich gave me a blow job.


Well, that's an image I had never pictured until just now
 
2013-12-19 01:29:59 AM

hervatski: I'd also love to fly to the moon with wings coming out of my butt as a large breasted BLT sandwich gave me a blow job.


You're either doing too many drugs, or not enough, I'm not sure which. Also, share?
 
2013-12-19 01:34:40 AM
Subby, I'm not sure you can call such ostentation  pretentious when the asking price is 114 million. It seems par for the course.
 
2013-12-19 01:34:54 AM
I dunno, I think you'd have to pay me more than that to live in NYC.
 
2013-12-19 01:41:36 AM

bulldg4life: hervatski: I'd love to own a large 5th avenue apartment.

I'd also love to fly to the moon with wings coming out of my butt as a large breasted BLT sandwich gave me a blow job.

Well, that's an image I had never pictured until just now


It's all I can think about
 
2013-12-19 01:42:59 AM
Look, if I am going to spend 114 million on something, anything at all, the least the seller could do is come gift wrapped. Obvious a stole is preferable but heck, at least put her in one of those Hallmark gift bags.
 
2013-12-19 01:43:30 AM

WhyteRaven74: hervatski: I'd also love to fly to the moon with wings coming out of my butt as a large breasted BLT sandwich gave me a blow job.

You're either doing too many drugs, or not enough, I'm not sure which. Also, share?


I'll take the front you take the back.
 
2013-12-19 01:48:24 AM

untaken_name: I dunno, I think you'd have to pay me more than that to live in NYC.


If I could afford this place, I probably would enjoy NYC....but I'm too poor to have fun there.
 
2013-12-19 01:48:47 AM
How much do you think the Mcallister's place in Home Alone was...2 mil, thereabouts? And this place doesn't even have a tarantula.
 
2013-12-19 01:49:35 AM
I'll give ya $114,000.  Final offer.  That's cash in your hand today.  Well, make that Friday.  'cause I'd have to book a flight and get the cash.  I don't keep that much scratch on hand.  Round it up to $115,000 to make up for the delay.
 
2013-12-19 01:50:57 AM
The building, built in 1883, now has features like a duplex library, a recording studio, red velvet movie theater, and a mahogany bannister on the Italian granite grand staircase-not to mention the onyx elevator that goes from the pool and spa in the basement to the outdoor shower on the roof.

It'll take one hell of a trust fund to get a Hipster child a townhouse of their dreams like that one!
 
2013-12-19 01:51:31 AM
"The price is well justified," Dufwa said. "London has been getting these types of prices. We're behind, but we're next."

What the fark is up with New York City, man? It's like the boonie outbacks of world-class cities.

That townhouse better come with an outhouse, and it better have two holes.
 
2013-12-19 01:56:30 AM

bulldg4life: hervatski: I'd love to own a large 5th avenue apartment.

I'd also love to fly to the moon with wings coming out of my butt as a large breasted BLT sandwich gave me a blow job.

Well, that's an image I had never pictured until just now


I had,
 
2013-12-19 02:21:18 AM
Not $114M for an apartment, subby. That's for a whole townhouse. I mean, let's not get crazy here.

And yes, when you entertain a lot, you need a kitchen that can prepare a meal for 50 and a living room that can stand that many, not to mention the movie theater. And a bedroom that big is needed too, ifyouknowwhatimean and Ithinkyoudo.

I will admit, though, that some would call the bathroom an extravagance. But really, should the butler who washes my left ball and the one who washes my right have to share a sink? I'm just thinking of it for them.

i.imgur.com


/noblesse oblige
 
2013-12-19 02:22:31 AM

hervatski: I'd love to own a large 5th avenue apartment.

I'd also love to fly to the moon with wings coming out of my butt as a large breasted BLT sandwich gave me a blow job.


Go on...
 
2013-12-19 02:22:49 AM

I can think of better things to spend $114 million on.



i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-19 02:24:58 AM

you are a puppet: How much do you think the Mcallister's place in Home Alone was...2 mil, thereabouts? And this place doesn't even have a tarantula.



Do you think it has roaches, though?

Is there any place in Manhatten that does not have roaches?
 
2013-12-19 02:27:44 AM

gerbilpox: Not $114M for an apartment, subby. That's for a whole townhouse. I mean, let's not get crazy here.

And yes, when you entertain a lot, you need a kitchen that can prepare a meal for 50 and a living room that can stand that many, not to mention the movie theater. And a bedroom that big is needed too, ifyouknowwhatimean and Ithinkyoudo.

I will admit, though, that some would call the bathroom an extravagance. But really, should the butler who washes my left ball and the one who washes my right have to share a sink? I'm just thinking of it for them.

[i.imgur.com image 840x560]


/noblesse oblige


What's really sad is that an apartment the size of that bathroom is probably in the $2k-$3k/mo range in Manhattan and is less elegantly appointed

/so I've heard
 
2013-12-19 02:37:34 AM
Don't understand how people can live like that. I mean, maybe if they're blind...
 
2013-12-19 02:43:30 AM
I'd be terrified to use that bathroom -- I'd keep worrying that a crowd of 18th century French courtiers were about to burst in and drag me to the tumbrels for daring to even set foot in the room set aside for their sovereign's sacred ablutions. Though I'm pretty sure even Marie Antoinette's palaces were more restrained and tasteful than this monstrosity.
 
2013-12-19 02:45:22 AM
This house sold for $20 million just 8 years ago, how much work did he put into it to justify an $80+ million dollar jump in the price? They don't even have a proper front gate to keep the homeless from pissing all over the stoop.
 
2013-12-19 02:47:22 AM

hervatski: WhyteRaven74: hervatski: I'd also love to fly to the moon with wings coming out of my butt as a large breasted BLT sandwich gave me a blow job.

You're either doing too many drugs, or not enough, I'm not sure which. Also, share?

I'll take the front you take the back.


....and which one of you is going to be the mayo in the middle?
 
2013-12-19 02:49:47 AM
No danger room? Pass.
 
2013-12-19 02:50:45 AM
Keep the townhouse. But for $114 mil, said house had better have about 50k acres with it as well.
 
2013-12-19 02:53:39 AM
"Eauu, moy gawwd, we had people, loik, actual PEOPLE come and put a bow on it!  A bow!  Eau, moy gawd, this is the event of the SEAson!  It has a bow on it!  Ya gotta have some money to get the BOW, shoogah!"  Eau moy gawd!"

Can you imagine if rich people actually finally figured out what makes life special?

I mean, like, a Close Encounters, global hilltop epiphany?

*sigh*
 
2013-12-19 02:54:47 AM
All that marble in the bathroom just make the walls look like they are covered with viscous brown stuff after being corroded with battery acid.
 
2013-12-19 02:57:16 AM

DarkSoulNoHope: The building, built in 1883, now has features like a duplex library, a recording studio, red velvet movie theater, and a mahogany bannister on the Italian granite grand staircase-not to mention the onyx elevator that goes from the pool and spa in the basement to the outdoor shower on the roof.

It'll take one hell of a trust fund to get a Hipster child a townhouse of their dreams like that one!


Maybe it's the native Californian in me but shouldn't the pool and spa be on the roof and the shower in the basement? Oh wait. It's NY. It gets cold there.
 
2013-12-19 03:03:08 AM

The Black Dahlia: This house sold for $20 million just 8 years ago, how much work did he put into it to justify an $80+ million dollar jump in the price? They don't even have a proper front gate to keep the homeless from pissing all over the stoop.


That was my first thought, as well. The realtor crapped on about the smooth elevator, which made me wonder if that was something the vendor had put in. Then again, for an $80m or so mark up, it had better be the sort of elevator that can fly me to the moon with wings coming out of its butt as a large breasted BLT sandwich gave me a blow job.

/stolen
 
2013-12-19 03:08:47 AM

The Black Dahlia: This house sold for $20 million just 8 years ago, how much work did he put into it to justify an $80+ million dollar jump in the price? They don't even have a proper front gate to keep the homeless from pissing all over the stoop.



I think the asking price is as much marketing as anything they did improvement wise. That $20 million was approaching the peak of the housing bubble. Unless it was $20 million in a condemned state.
 
2013-12-19 03:12:21 AM

super_grass: All that marble in the bathroom just make the walls look like they are covered with viscous brown stuff after being corroded with battery acid.


That and it certainly doesn't make the bathroom warm and inviting. If I had the money to buy a really nice home with a large bathroom that included a free-standing bathtub and glassed-in shower stall I'd want it look like a good place to relax after a long day. Having all that marble in the bathroom is not at all appealing to me.
 
2013-12-19 03:13:02 AM

hervatski: I'd love to own a large 5th avenue apartment.

I'd also love to fly to the moon with wings coming out of my butt as a large breasted BLT sandwich gave me a blow job.


files.sharenator.com
 
2013-12-19 03:31:51 AM

hervatski: I'd love to own a large 5th avenue apartment.

I'd also love to fly to the moon with wings coming out of my butt as a large breasted BLT sandwich gave me a blow job.


Why?

What strange world is New York where an apartment is desirable?

America isn't Hong Kong. We have lots of land, and places to live. With houses!
 
2013-12-19 03:47:52 AM

sendtodave: hervatski: I'd love to own a large 5th avenue apartment.

I'd also love to fly to the moon with wings coming out of my butt as a large breasted BLT sandwich gave me a blow job.

Why?

What strange world is New York where an apartment is desirable?

America isn't Hong Kong. We have lots of land, and places to live. With houses!


I want to live in a mid 80's comedy movie that takes place in NY where a rich white guy gets put in his place by the poor minority and/or female.

I want to be that rich white man.
 
2013-12-19 04:02:45 AM
Wow, that bathroom is down right garish.
 
2013-12-19 04:15:41 AM
Someone explain the trickle down wealth theory again?
 
2013-12-19 04:18:02 AM
:(. Knowing what I could do with 114mil... Or heck even 20mil... I would be soo happy!
 
2013-12-19 04:40:45 AM

Pointy Tail of Satan: Someone explain the trickle down wealth theory again?


Sure. The theory is that when rich people spend money, it employs other people, thus causing wealth to trickle down from the rich to the poor via the mechanism of commerce.
 
2013-12-19 05:11:18 AM

Fuggin Bizzy: "The price is well justified," Dufwa said. "London has been getting these types of prices. We're behind, but we're next."

What the fark is up with New York City, man? It's like the boonie outbacks of world-class cities.

That townhouse better come with an outhouse, and it better have two holes.


London is in the midst of a property bubble driven by international buyers. The Recession did nothing to slow it.

Manhattan, the same but less so; prices collapsed when hedge fund CEOs could no longer afford places like this, but quickly rebounded. It's fast getting to the point that the middle class will be driven from Manhattan and the old, established parts of Brooklyn. Middle Class in NYC meaning at least $250K/year.
 
2013-12-19 06:31:27 AM
Aside from the Versailles-style jewel of a home, Vincent Viola's best known property is a National Hockley League team.

what the hell is hockley?  guess they are kind of a money maker to pay for one of these townhouses.

and probably doesnt even have a garage for the cars--typical new york city.
 
2013-12-19 07:00:56 AM

untaken_name: Pointy Tail of Satan: Someone explain the trickle down wealth theory again?

Sure. The theory is that when rich people spend money, it employs other people, thus causing wealth to trickle down from the rich to the poor via the mechanism of commerce.


Except they didn't get rich by spending their money.
 
2013-12-19 07:06:51 AM
IT's nice but you have to live in New York. No thanks
 
2013-12-19 07:11:14 AM

Pointy Tail of Satan: Someone explain the trickle down wealth theory again?


Well, I guess someone had to get paid to cut all that marble.
 
2013-12-19 07:19:22 AM
*shrug* it all comes down to replacement cost.  Does it cost less than $114m to knock down the townhouse next to it and build the same thing?

Also, the reason London property values are so high is because London has much more restrictive zoning and building laws/rules.
 
2013-12-19 07:36:06 AM

Komplex: What rich people can't have Christmas Decorations?


No. Rich people can't celebrate Christmas, because they have no souls.

They sold them in exchange for temporary worldly riches. Vanderbilt, Rockerfeller, Carnegie ... all burning in hell as we speak.

Vast wealth isn't worth your immortal soul. Luckily there is someone willing to suffer for your sins. Me. Save yourself and transfer your money to me. I shall carry the firery burden for you. For each $100,000 transfered to my name, you shall receive, for free, 1 Chick tract on a subject of my choosing (plus S&H). Act fast, supplies are limited.
 
2013-12-19 07:40:04 AM
Just to show how much growing up in the sticks has permanently affected me, I still, after years of living in places like Japan and Hong Kong, can't really and truly understand the concept of owning an apartment that is located within a building someone else owns.  What about when the building sells?  What about when the new owner wants to tear it down?  Do you vote on these things, like a super HOA, or is it more of a legal fiction, like you "own" it in the sense that you get to stop paying rent, but start paying property taxes?
 
2013-12-19 07:54:23 AM

gerbilpox: Not $114M for an apartment, subby. That's for a whole townhouse. I mean, let's not get crazy here.

And yes, when you entertain a lot, you need a kitchen that can prepare a meal for 50 and a living room that can stand that many, not to mention the movie theater. And a bedroom that big is needed too, ifyouknowwhatimean and Ithinkyoudo.

I will admit, though, that some would call the bathroom an extravagance. But really, should the butler who washes my left ball and the one who washes my right have to share a sink? I'm just thinking of it for them.
img.fark.net


/noblesse oblige


That's a good amount of slip-on-the-floor-bust-your-fat-rich-head-wide-open marble there.

And look to the left. This bathroom even has it's own bathroom!

Well, I guess you gotta do something with all that excess money besides donate it to charity.
 
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