the {real estate} life: Billionaire’s Belt

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the {real estate} life: Billionaire’s Belt

Author Michael Gross’s new book, “House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World’s Most Powerful Address”, takes lucky reader’s on a walk down “Billionaire’s Belt”. This aptly titled area, located in the Columbus Circle area, on West 57th Street, is home to New York City’s most expensive condos, including 15 Central Park West.  He shares anecdotes about how the famous residence came to be, from the rent controlled tenant that would not leave, to a mysterious theft, and everything in between.


15 CPW is perhaps New York City’s most exclusive residence. Overlooking Central Park, this 19- story, 202 unit Condominium is the peak of luxury. According to Gross,  “There are seven concierges, six doormen, eight white-gloved lobby attendants, three package-room attendants, eight porters, a maintenance man, four security guards, 12 part-time engineers and an administrative assistant. Six people man Fifteen’s lobbies by day, two each for the doors, concierge desks and lobbies. Three more work the package room, and four porters and one or two engineers are always on duty.”  

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However, this level of luxury comes at a pretty steep price, ” a penthouse costs $40 million — and a wine cellar costs $80,000 more”.  Famous residents include Sting, infamous Yankee Alex Rodriguez, and Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs, to name a few.

For more information about his book, check out Michael Gross’s website.

For more information about living at 15 CPW, (or anywhere in NYC), contact me at

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Claudia Saez-Fromm

An entrepreneur, innovator, and singularly successful real estate salesperson, fitness fiend, foodie, mommy, and fashion fan.

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