Tit for Tat Thursday

Here’s a real estate squabble for the story books—a rich developer’s soon-to-be ex-wife is suing him for allegedly shrinking her apartment in the building he developed, down from a three-bedroom to a one-bedroom, ostensibly out of spite, and also to add more square footage to his (neighboring!) unit. The building is 432 Park Avenue, that shrinking one-bed is worth $14 million, and, yes, this is more or less the same plot as the acclaimed Arrested Development episode “Queen For A Day,” except none of the parties involved are Liza Minelli.
Indeed, this ex-lovers’ spat involves one Harry Macklowe—the 80-year-old real estate developer behind innovations like the General Motors building’s Apple Cube and the aforementioned super-tall 432 Park—and his estranged wife, Linda Macklowe, whom Macklowe left for a new girlfriend last year.
Before the heartbreak, the Macklowes purchased adjacent units on 432 Park’s 78th floor. But according to a suit filed by Linda Macklowe, as reported by The Real Deal, over the summer developers ended up changing the floorplan for her unit, shrinking it down to 1,766 square feet from 2,663 square feet and turning it into a one-bedroom instead of a three-bedroom. The extra space, the suit alleged, went toward Harry Macklowe’s unit.

Rich People Problems @ THE GOTHAMIST

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8 Responses to Tit for Tat Thursday

  1. Den says:

    Another new look for fall including Pumpkin Spice border, header image is as close as I could get to fall color, soon there will be snowfall on the page…

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  2. Micki says:

    Sure is gorgeous here today!

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  3. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    That building is in NYC…one day a quake is going to hit NYC, think of all the folks up in those buildings. Like the Twin Towers on 9/11. The NYC disaster will be TREMENDOUS!

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  4. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Micki says:
    September 27, 2017 at 4:27 PM

    Carol, is your Bob sitter generally a family member? I know I mentioned this before, but does your hospice offer respite care for YOU?

    I never needed that for Bill, but our hospice did offer it. If I had needed it, I would have used it.

    No, Hospice gave us brochures for companies that do Bob-sit. Will avoid them for as long as I can, they aren’t cheap. Something like $25 an hour and more.

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    • Micki says:

      Oh, sorry to hear that about the hourly rate. Here, our Whatcom Hospice through PeaceHealth Medical Center provides a certain number of caregiver “respite care” hours per patient. Not sure how many or how they dole out the hours since I didn’t use it. But I’ve heard that caregivers who’ve used it, are so relieved the service is included.

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