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Which Firm Controls "The World's Most Powerful Address"?

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For the answer of which firm is responsible, and has the largest number of current and former tenants occupying the building located at 15 CPW which we profiled before, and which Bloomberg TV defines as the "world's most powerful address" - a location whose residents control nearly half a trillion in assets under management - fast forward to 3:20 in the clip below. Hint: listen for the "dog whistle." 

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For those curious, here are some additional facts about 15 CPW courtesy of Curbed.

1) Which investment legend bad-mouthed 15CPW after the developers refused to give him a discount? He wanted half off the price of a $45 million penthouse. Then an upstart swooped in and paid full ask. For a bonus point, name the upstart, too. Carl Icahn. The upstart was Daniel Loeb.

2) Which movie star got a discount for letting the developers reveal he'd bought a 14th-floor apartment in the front "house" section of the building for just over $13 million? Denzel Washington.

3) How many convicted felons live at 15 Central Park West? One. Adam Weitsman was convicted of check-kiting and did time in federal prison.

4) Which reality TV personality found out her actor husband was cheating on her when a building staff member told her his wife was already upstairs… when it was really the other woman? Spoiler alert: She promptly divorced him. Camille Grammer.

 5) 15 CPW's private lobby restaurant hosts special meals all year round, including "women's lunches" every two weeks with speakers on such subjects as yoga, art collecting, and surgery-free "facial rejuvenation." How much is the Mother's Day lunch there? $55 a head for adults, $25 for kids, and Mom gets a special drink gratis.

6) How many Goldman Sachs executives and alumni live at 15? Nine, including Lloyd Blankfein, who runs the legendary, vampire squid-likened investment bank.

7) Who are Sting's duplex-owning next-door neighbors on the 16th and 17th floors of 15CPW's house building? Speak of the devil, there's Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs in apartment 16A, and Omid Kordestani of Google in apartment 16C.

8) Which real estate mogul was barred from bidding for the 15CPW site while an old building, the Mayflower Hotel, still stood there? It so happens that the banned prospective bidder told the sellers, representatives of the Goulandris family, that their price—which had to be in excess of $300 million —was crazy. Donald Trump.

9) What price did the sellers end up getting from the Zeckendorfs $401,050,000.

10) How much money did the Zeckedorfs pay the last holdout tenant to vacate his apartment in the building that previously occupied the site and was razed to make way for 15? $17 million, plus a free condo for life at the Essex House.

11) What building did Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev spurn to buy an $88 million penthouse, said to be for his daughter, at 15CPW? (UPDATE: A rep for Rybolovlev has reached out to say that in fact his daughter, Ekaterina, purchased the apartment through a trust.) That purchase, by the way, still holds the record for most expensive single-family residential property in New York City. Jean Nouvel's 100 Eleventh Avenue. The entity that owns Rybolovlev's 15 penthouse is, wittily, called Property NY 100–11 LLC.

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Sun, 03/23/2014 - 10:56 | 4582211 RacerX
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so, home of the Squid spawn?

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 10:59 | 4582222 Motorhead
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The revolution will not be televised, bitchez!

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:26 | 4582276 Ljoot
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The television will not be revolutionized.

 

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:45 | 4582348 smlbizman
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let my friend gomer explain...6 seconds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6_1Pw1xm9U

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:12 | 4582413 Troll Magnet
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So, it's a small Israel colony within Israel (NYC) within Israel (USA)?

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:20 | 4582431 Indian_Goldsmith
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This is a request to Lord Lloyd Blankfein. Have mercy on me Lord. My children are starving today because my firm was a victim of the 2008 crash. And i cant get a job because the World Economy has been destroyed. 

 

I understand you are powerless in front of your greed, but i beseech you my Lord. Please have mercy on my little innocent children and dont destroy the World Economy any further.. :(

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:24 | 4582440 Indian_Goldsmith
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PS: Just kidding. Full speed forward my man, over the cliff :D. 

The only escape ...... is Death. hahahahaha

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:40 | 4582498 BaBaBouy
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ANY FORM Of Physical GOLD Is BArred From This Building!!!

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:44 | 4582516 Kirk2NCC1701
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Au contraire!

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 13:23 | 4582664 quintago
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I saw a Political Cartoonist bought unit 36D for $11.2M. I thought that was odd, until I read his wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranan_Lurie

Next time you see a political cartoon, take it with a grain of kosher salt.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 18:37 | 4583464 BigJim
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That is a seriously unfunny cartoonist. My understanding is that he invented car brake lights, though.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 23:47 | 4584356 HisNameIsRP
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Torch it!  Sorry Denzel

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 23:50 | 4584362 HisNameIsRP
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Wait... Throw Oprah in first

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:24 | 4582441 Troll Magnet
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Oh dear lord... why don't you ask Barry to stop being a pussy? You'll have better luck.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:58 | 4582565 chinoslims
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Is this anything like the Jewish settlements in Gaza?

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 16:06 | 4583068 Troll Magnet
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No, they're not killing innocent babies, parents, etc. At least I don't think they are.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 16:18 | 4583100 jwoop66
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I thought that was jerry springer with a bad perm in that vid~

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:27 | 4584891 toxic8
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Used to be a private driver for a resident at 15 CPW, guys apartment was 22 million dollars

Fraiser, Alex Rodriguez, Cameron Diaz, Blankfein.. quite a mix of characters in the building.

It was not unusual for the doormen to make $20-40k a pop for christmas bonus.

Of course, I was lucky ... my millionare was exceptionally frugal, and I was ecstatic when I got $200 for x-mas ! Apparently the guy thought as his driver I was his bitch as well, had me doing 99 different things which had nothing to do with the job description.

Guess that's how they become millionares!

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:29 | 4582290 Ignatius
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Only the best people live there.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:35 | 4582312 holmes
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Nice perch from which Denzel and Sting can rail against the rich for the income and wealth inequality in the USA.

 

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 13:37 | 4582702 Indian_Goldsmith
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I'm telling you, nothing pays like acting like you care :)

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:40 | 4582494 thatthingcanfly
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#12

In 2009, who bought 25 acres of land in the Arkansas Ozarks with a 2400 sqft cedar log cabin, lots of deer, dogwoods in the spring, plenty of room for multiple vegetable gardens in the summer, and outdoor shooting ranges in all directions, for less than 100 grand? Answer: thatthingcangly

 

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 14:25 | 4582815 SilverRhino
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How the heck did you pull that off?   VERY SERIOUS question btw.  :) 

 

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 16:11 | 4583082 thatthingcanfly
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Real estate is pretty cheap up here. Check out www.unitedcountry.com. The trick is finding suitable employment. I was willing to take a 20% salary cut to get here because my living expenses dropped by nearly 35% when I moved from the DFW metroplex.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 10:58 | 4582216 q99x2
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Looks like a bunch of sickos--financial perverts that can't stop until they are locked up.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:12 | 4582253 Motorhead
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Waiting for Victoria Nuland to move in...just 'cuz.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:34 | 4582434 TruthInSunshine
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Victoria Nuland is the daughter of Yale bioethics and medicine professor Sherwin B. Nuland, whose original surname was ***Nudelman***. Victoria’s paternal grandfather was Meyer Nudelman from a family of Jewish immigrants who came to New York City from Russia.

--married to Robert Kagan, whose father established PNAC (of "New Pearl Harbor" fame before 9/11), and related to Elena Kagan, former SCOTUS nominee - see how the web is interwoven?

Is Elena Kagan Related to PNAC Founder and Neocon Extremist Donald Kagan?

by Scott Creighton

All in the Family; The Globalist Kagans of Brooklyn

If Elena Kagan is (a cousin of both)  Robert Kagan (PNAC, Council on Foreign Relations, American Enterprise Institute, “Rebuilding Americas Defenses’… “New Pearl Harbor Type event“) and Fred Kagan (PNAC and the Surge plan, American Enterprise Institute, “Rebuilding Americas Defenses”… “New Pearl Harbor Type Event…”) as well as (the niece of )  Donald Kagan (founder of the PNAC, “Rebuilding Americas Defenses”… “New Pearl Harbor Type Event“…) then when she was working in the Obama administration to keep from investigating the crimes of the Bush-era neocons, she was actually covering up for her family;  she was keeping her uncle and her cousins out of prison.  

http://willyloman.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/is-elena-kagan-related-to-pna...

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 13:05 | 4582594 chinoslims
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Hope these fucks develop so sort of inbred genetic disease like hemophilia or Tay-Sachs.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 13:45 | 4582724 scaleindependent
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Truth in sunshine, indeed!

Isn't it ironic that the Zionist neocon cabal, including Nuland and her hubby Kagan, has had to support, first in Syria, the hard core, Jewish and American hating fundamentalist al Qaeda and in the Ukraine the Jewish hating Ukrainian neo Nazis. Juicy irony indeed.

Thanks

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 19:08 | 4583545 falak pema
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The two political pillars of Pax Americana in the sacred oil patch, since 1945 Saud handshake, have been Wahhabist Kingdom and Zionist Jerusalem, to ensure its holy sanctuarisation by these surrogate Templars of the petrodollar game. (Imagine trying to use rabid Sunnis, those who spread the Sharia in MENA, to play the role of modern Templar allies).

How can you build a stable order in the region as your twin pillars of Hercules have as foundations two such antagonistic ideologies, incarnated by two clans who are totally into hegemonical, manic geostrategic plays to the detriment of their regional neighbours since 60 years; a political mindset that mirrors to a T the same mindset of its controlling universal empire oligarchs; its paymaster and bigstick holder?

Predatory divide and rule strategy that ensures a state of permanent wars like in Roman times.

Its been Dear Henry's machiavellian construct that these two antagonistic forces would pull together under the string pulling of its DC puppet masters in name of universal empire realpolitik. All it required was a bogeyman to be their common enemy. And that occurred when that third pillar in the region, Shah's  Iran created into an artificial surrogate nation by 1953 takeover of that country, morphed into rabid Ayatollah land in 1979 revolution to become dire enemy to both camps and satanic USA (in their jargon). 

Just like Metternicht's construct-- historical model/mentor of Dear Henry-- linking Austro-hungarians to Britannia in a continental alliance over a century after Napoleon's defeat at battle of Leipzig, it kept the French Ogre at bay--in this case of petrodollar hegemony of  Dear Henry days, that part of ogre was played by the USSR-- but had in its interstices the seeds of the Great War of 1914; when Prussia became Germany under Bismarck.

The Metternichtian construct collapsed when colonial order and national greed for new colonies impinged Germany's needs for lebensraum. 

The Pax Americana twin pillar construct in ME oil patch could know a similar fate under the pressure of the Iran/China/Russia axis now in the making; with hot spot currently in Syria.

Dear Henry's order could finish like that of his model for the same reasons when thieves fall out on greed and "ideology", the fake excuse of all hegemonists since the dawn of History. 

History rhymes. 

 

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 10:59 | 4582223 Ralph Spoilsport
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Sting lives there? "Pull it!"

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:04 | 4582240 gimli
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Oh .... so "King of Pain" was based on his neighbor.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:00 | 4582224 Rory_Breaker
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Project Mahyhem target 1

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:36 | 4582313 Ignatius
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Can I get that in cornflower blue?

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:04 | 4582241 Boomberg
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So in a way you could say 15 CPW is a modern day Jekyll Island, GA, which was where the oligarchs partied until WWII, when the gov figured out that the US coastline was totally unprotected and one German sub could pull into the marina and wipe out the US financial system. Not giving any hints or anything....

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:12 | 4582252 Ralph Spoilsport
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I visited Jekyll Island as a kid while on a family road trip to Florida. One of the "tame" squirrels bit me in exchange for a peanut. It's face was that of Paul Warburg.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:16 | 4582258 Hey Assholes
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I'll take the model with the sneeze through wind vents Ralph.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:23 | 4582270 Ralph Spoilsport
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Good choice! The radio can pick up Tierra del Fuego.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:34 | 4582310 Hey Assholes
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Ahhh, I wonder how many are left that love FST.

Powerful gasoline, a clean windshield, and a shoe shine to you Ralph.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:42 | 4582333 Ralph Spoilsport
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"Powerful gasoline, a clean windshield, and a shoe shine".

One of my favorite FST lines.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:48 | 4582355 Motorhead
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"Factory air-conditioned air from our fully factory-equipped air conditioned factory."  LMFAO!!!

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 18:52 | 4583521 StychoKiller
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"Here, roll up your sleeve and bend over.  Do you want regular or premium?"

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:36 | 4582314 jmcadg
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Is that the same squirrel that currently resides on that fucktards head? What is going on there?

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:06 | 4582245 FieldingMellish
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Never concentrate your forces in one spot.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:09 | 4582246 Motorhead
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I wonder how many mooches there are borrowing a cup of sugar.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:19 | 4582261 KickIce
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I bet a lot of them use packing crates for furniture.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:21 | 4582265 Motorhead
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No wonder they're rich.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:21 | 4582268 Yes_Questions
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Is that what they are calling cocaine these days?

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:13 | 4582255 MontgomeryScott
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That building looks NOTHING like a giant life-sucking vampire squid.

Sting and Lloyd are 'neighbors'. Aww, I think it's kind of a cute image.

'People of color', and 'actors'... EEEW! I didn't know they had basement apartments, BTW... 13 mil for a broom closet in the second-story basement... 'THOSE people' can't be seen with 'us',...

The elevator renovation is going according to plan... but I don't think the '19 Arab hijackers' story will work again...

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:19 | 4582263 Peter Pan
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I am not sure what the point of the article is.
Everyone lives somewhere and no doubt their wealth is a determining factor.
I do not feel any envy nor admiration. I am simply indifferent.
How they live their lives is more important than where they sleep.

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