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Caledonia's Big Fancy Door

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Luxuryloft is reporting that the Caledonia just ended talks with the city regarding their door that opens directly onto the High Line after the Parks Department wanted to charge them $800,000 a year. A broker/resident of the Caledonia says “The building always knew it would have to pay a fee to the Park’s Department for this access point: the building built and provided a bathroom and elevator that the City has an easement to access. But asking for $ 800,000.00 a year for the use of a door is excessive and out of touch with reality. It is this form of New York-style government abuse that causes people and companies to head out of state.” It seems excessive to charge $800,000, but what we're more curious about is how the Parks department even reached such an arbitrary number. [Luxuryloft]