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Her Throne Defunct, a Princess Fights
Eviction From Her Manhattan Walk-Up

New York Times, by Matt A.V. Chaban

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Posted By:Drive, 8/5/2014 7:52:48 AM

Tutankhamen, Richard III, Louis XVI — throughout history, the deaths of monarchs have set off wars, revolutions and writing careers. Now, the passing of the last of the imperial Ottoman Turks has led to a battle over the rent-controlled apartment of an Afghan princess on the Upper East Side. In 1945, Ertogroul Osman moved into a two-bedroom walk-up apartment on the top floor of a three-story commercial building on Lexington Avenue south of 74th Street. Though it had a handsome mansard roof at the time and a prime uptown location, the stout 34-foot-wide property was practically a hovel compared with the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TOOTALL, 8/5/2014 8:04:49 AM     (No. 9953733)

If we´re a Country of Laws, ´What does the contract say?´

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/5/2014 8:09:55 AM     (No. 9953741)

Good one, #1. What Would Judge Judy Do? The princess should have bought the building long time ago, back when Americans adored all foreigners.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: msjena, 8/5/2014 8:50:46 AM     (No. 9953794)

The rent is $390 a month. Will NY ever repeal NYC´s rent control laws? They are a textbook example of how price controls distort markets by creating shortages and raising rents above normal market rates on properties when a new tenant moves in.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: columba, 8/5/2014 1:51:38 PM     (No. 9954196)

What is her religion?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: todalco, 8/5/2014 5:00:17 PM     (No. 9954364)

I had a family member who died a few years back that lived sixty years in a two bedroom two bath apartment with elevator and doorman just off Central Park South and paid the astounding rent of about $260/month.Similar sized apartments in the building were renting for several thousand.This family member outlived the landlord by several years,paid the rent always on time and obtained receipts, and said the landlords son and heir hovered around like a vulture. This roomy and luxurious apartment was well and almost constantly used for years by relations in this large family from all over the country and their visits were much enjoyed by the aging occupant who loved the company.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/6/2014 1:56:24 AM     (No. 9954740)

Who says you can´t go home again ?
Obviously she is planning on him paying for the move.

He bought Dr. Ruth´s building too. Nate Berkus will be upset after the redo.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: KTWO, 8/6/2014 4:37:28 AM     (No. 9954773)

Her new landlord, Dishi, has spent 3 years trying to dislodge her. Meanwhile he gets no income from a $10m investment. Plus he gets billed by the city for required repairs and taxes.

And possibly this fight may be paralyzing his $24m investment in the building next door.

Is this a great country? Or what?

As a practical matter he should have tried to buy her out three years ago.

With the insane rise in NYC real estate Dishi probably will profit anyway, despite Zeynep.



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