New York Jets owner (and Johnson & Johnson heir) Woody Johnson just accepted an $80 million offer for his Upper East Side co-op. And now, thanks to the Post, we know the buyer: a Ukrainian billionaire named Leonard Blavatnik. Once the sale hits public records, Blavatnik will officially be the owner of the most expensive co-op in New York City history, ousting a $71.3 million sale at uber-posh 740 Park Avenue earlier this year.
"Len" is no stranger to the city's bonkers real estate market; among his conquests are other digs in the neighborhood: the city's widest mansion on East 63rd Street (pricetag: $31.25M); a palatial apartment at 998 Fifth Avenue ($27M), and Edgar Bronfman's East 64th Street townhouse ($51M). (That's doesn't include a brief flirtation with the Mark's $60M penthouse.)
Welp, hope Blavatnik, the world's 32nd-richest man, enjoys his new room that functioned as a dog toilet under Johnson's reign.
· Billionaire pays $80M for NYC's most expensive co-op [NYP]
· 834 Fifth Avenue Co-op May Sell for A Record $80 Million [Curbed]
· $71.3M Park Avenue Pad Is NYC's Most Expensive Co-op Ever [Curbed]
· All 834 Fifth Avenue coverage [Curbed]