Even though the Apthorp must hold some painful memories for Maurice Mann, one of the original developers of the conversion, he still wanted to buy an apartment there. Several apartments, in fact. Mann alleged in a lawsuit filed against former partners Africa Israel USA and Broadwall Management in 2011 that he had attempted to buy apartment 2C, then 6A (shown above), then 10A, and had been denied in each attempt. But in a ruling handed down earlier this week, the New York State Supreme Court said that Mann didn't provide sufficient evidence of "a misrepresentation or material omission of fact" by Leviev or Broadwall for Mann's attempted purchases. In other words, Mann, from whom Leviev wrested control of the project, won't be getting that Apthorp apartment. He's already moved in a few buildings away, so he can stare longingly at his lost love.
· Maurice Mann loses battle for piece of the Apthorp [Real Deal]
· Apthorp Ex-Manager Sues Over Cheap Apthorp Apartment [Curbed]
· Apthorp coverage [Curbed]