Last month, Curbed revealed the $6 million price-chop sale of unit 66D at the Park Imperial but further digging reveals that the purchaser, listed as the Mohn Family Trust, already has an interest in the building. The Mohns, owners of German media group Bertelsmann AG and through it, Random House, the publishing giant, apparently want to keep a closer eye on their American book business. The Related Company's mixed use tower shelters Random House on the lower floors and 111 condos above. So the 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath 2,169 square foot apartment not only has Central Park, skyline, Hudson and River views, it's also got a terrific lending library right downstairs. Sonny, can you send up a copy of the new Stieg Larsson, please?
UPDATE: Or not. A Random House spokesperson passes along word from the Mohn family that it has not purchased a Park Imperial apartment. There's some good news in there for the person who did pick up the place, though. Says the Random house spokesperson, "We are always happy to welcome anyone named Mohn to our neighborhood, even if he has no connection to our parent company Bertelsmann, with a gift of a Random House book." Curbed apologizes for the error.
230 West 56th Street Unit 66D [Blockshopper]
230 West 56th Street Unit 66D [Streeteasy]