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Park Ave parking lot held ‘hostage’ by NYC luxury building: lawsuit

Park Ave parking lot held ‘hostage’ by NYC luxury building: lawsuit

It’s the most costly rubbish dump on the Higher East Facet.

A Park Avenue parking storage is being held “hostage,” in line with a Manhattan Supreme Court docket lawsuit looking for over $3 million in damages.

An organization known as Insurgent 1399 LP paid $1.3 million in April for the 41 spot storage beneath 1399 Park Ave, a 23-story rental the place items go for as much as $3 million.

However the excessive rise has locked the doorways and altered the passcodes to the storage’s digital gate, utilizing the house as a substitute to retailer trash and particles, Insurgent claimed in courtroom papers.

Piles of trash fill the parking garage.
Piles of trash fill the parking storage on Park Ave.

They’re allegedly demanding a further $80,000 fee from Insurgent as a option to “resolve any disputes or points” with the storage’s earlier proprietor, which Insurgent slammed within the authorized submitting as an try at extortion.

“We don’t perceive why the sponsor of the constructing shouldn’t be welcoming a brand new proprietor to open the storage,” Bruce H. Lederman, an legal professional for Insurgent 1399 LP, informed The Publish.

Insurgent hopes to make use of the house as a parking storage for constructing residents and the general public, and claimed it has misplaced greater than $1 million due to the dispute.

Park Avenue parking garage with garbage bins
The lawsuit alleges that the Park Ave. storage is being held “hostage,” by the constructing.

Parking is a premium in New York, the place month-to-month storage charges typically exceed $600 and a single spot can run as excessive as $1 million.

Michael R. Cohen, the legal professional for the constructing, didn’t reply to requests for remark.


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