The William Gottleib Management Company, founded by notorious West Village property hoarder Bill Gottleib, will put 79 Horatio Street up for public auction next month. The parcel—a 5 story, 6,370 sq. ft. brick landmark district townhouse, mostly vacant save for a couple of rent controlled tenants—is jointly owned by the Gottleibs and Vicky Gabay, who is forcing the auction after a lengthly legal battle to, borderline literally, pry the property out of Bill Gottleib's cold, dead hands. [Inter-family ugliness ensues here.] Anyway, in preparation for auction, an auction book has been prepared. Bidding is expected to start around $5 million for the Highline-adjacent views and the opportunity to repossess a couple of $200/month apartments.
· 79 Horatio Street [79horatiostreet.com]
· Building's Auction Ends Feud [Curbed]