Plaza Sets A New York Record
When I first started hearing about the plans to turn the Plaza Hotel into condos, the predictions that records would be set began to be bandied about. Now it looks that it has come to pass. The New York Observer is reporting that an apartment at the recently redone Plaza Hotel has gone to contract for at least $50 million, making it the biggest apartment sale in New York City. The Plaza will also be home to real estate kingpin Harry Macklowe, Bear Stearns C.E.O. James Cayne, race-car mogul Flavio Briatore, Tommy Hilfiger and Jocelyn Wildenstein. The big question is who is the buyer.