After Collapse, Locksmith Asks $12 M.
By: Max Abelson
Published: September 8, 2009. the New York Observer
Manhattan real estate is an extreme thing. One morning the entire facade of a vacant five-story Tribeca walk-up will crumble, and four months later that building’s owner will put his Central Park brownstone on the market for well over $10 million.
Private Garden. 9 West 70th Street
The brownstone is obviously in different shape from the 1856 Tribeca property. Records show there haven’t been any complaints since 2000, except for one involving mountain bikes blocking an exit. And, according to the listing, there are hand-painted ceilings in the triplex, plus “a griller’s-delight private rear garden, a romantic master bath with a generously sized Jacuzzi tub, a fully appointed spacious kitchen, and rare additional side windows.”