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Monday, January 16, 2012

The $88 Million “School Dorm Room”

An $88 million Manhattan apartment listed for sale this past November had the potential to break the record for the highest individual transaction in New York City history. It did!

The record was broken in December — by a 22-year-old. Forbes magazine reports the daughter of Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev is buying the 6,744-foot condo at 15 Central Park West (photo). Ekaterina Rybolovleva will soon attend college in the United States (it’s unclear which one) and she plans to use the apartment as her “school dorm” while attending classes. The sale works out to be $13,000 per square foot. That will buy her the luxury of four bedrooms, two wood-burning fireplaces and a 2,000-square-foot wraparound terrace.

While NYC poor homeless make it day to day on dumpster diving, crumbs and spoils, New York continues to be the city of blinding extravagances ranging from Serendipity Restaurant’s (225 East 60th Street, near 3rd Ave.) $1,000 gold-leaf-chocolate-truffle ice cream sundae and $1 million dollar ruby emerald pendants at 5th Avenue’s Cartier and Tiffany’s to now an $88 million posh dorm room on the upper west side!

[Jesus said] “I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Matthew 19:23-24

The saying was a response to a young rich man who had asked Jesus what he needed to do in order to inherit eternal life. Jesus replied that he should keep the commandments, to which the man stated he had done. Jesus responded, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." The young man became sad and was unwilling to do this. Jesus then spoke the above response, leaving his disciples astonished.
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