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Luxembourg's Territorial Designs on the UES

Its square mileage may be small, but its heart is large. We speak, of course, of Luxembourg, the indefatiguable European nation-speck. Its territorial desires on the continent stymied by the likes of Belgium, the country has turned its eye to Manhattan, where it's annexing new space on the Upper East Side. According to the Observer's Gabriel Sherman, the Luxembourg Mission to the U.N. recently scooped financier Jaqui Safra's apartment on East 94th for $1.45 million, adding it to two cojoined apartments the country already owned in the building. Apparently, a renovation to "combine all three apartments into one luxurious residence" lies ahead. Dear God, where will the madness stop?
· Andrew Farkas' Hamptons [NYObserver]