Tuesday, May 22, 2012
If I had $1 million dollars to spare, I think the last thing I'd buy is a parking spot. BUT have you ever tried to DRIVE through New York City, let alone PARK there?! I thought parking in Syracuse, Albany, and Utica was bad. It is INSANE in New York City.
So naturally my interest was piqued when I read that a $1,000,000.000 parking spot is for sale in the Big Apple. According to Yahoo! News:
The New York Post reports the parking spot will be about 12 feet wide and 23 feet long. It will be located inside an eight-story luxury condominium building at 66 E. 11th St. The $1 million parking spot is likely to be leased to the future owner of the building's "centerpiece," an 8,000-square-foot duplex penthouse.
"It's for someone who wants complete privacy," Prudential Douglas Elliman Vice Chairman Dolly Lenz tells the Post. "You can drive in and not be seen again. It's for the type of person who finds that attractive. It could be a celebrity or a business person who is camera shy."
Oh, and the $1 million price tag doesn't include maintenance fees. Hoh boy! At the end of the story, it tempers the inanity with this little snippet:
Back in 2002, it was reported that comedian Jerry Seinfeld was spending more than $1 million to build his own private parking garage. But that was to house his private luxury car collection, with an estimated 20 parking spots.
Oh. OK, then.