(NEW YORK, NY) — Last year, Broker Daniel Neiditch listed an $85 million penthouse which promised an abundance of luxuries. Some of the “included luxuries” were two Rolls Royces, season tickets to Brooklyn Nets games, a summer home in the Hamptons, and a trip to space. This too good to be true deal was used as bait to draw eyes to the Atelier’s less prominent units as well as elevating the status of it for prospective buyers. In fact, the “penthouse” is actually comprised of 12 separate and occupied apartments on the 44th and 45th floors.
The Atelier on West 42nd Street has also faced a series of scandals besides the falsely promised penthouse. In October of last year, police raided the building, 27 apartment owners have issued New York notices of violation according to the Wall Street Journal. Daniel Neiditch who is the president and manager of the Atelier apparently was not aware that the building was being used as an Airbnb rental. In New York, it is illegal to advertise and rent apartments for less than 30 days, these offenders can receive violations ranging from anywhere between $1000 to $25,000.