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Monday, November 10, 2008

Brooke Astor Update

AstorEarlier on this blog, I discussed various issues regarding Brooke Astor and the disputes with her son and grandson.  On August 13, 2007, Brooke died at her Holly Hill estate in Briarcliff, New York at the age of 105.

Brooke's New York apartment on Park Avenue is on the market.  Originally listed at $46 million, the asking price is now $34 million.  And, the apartment has gone through renovations.

The apartments is two stories and has 14 rooms, including three maid's rooms, six terraces, and five fireplaces.  Note that the monthly maintenance fee is $17,000.

See AP, NYC Astor co-op is back on market with price cut, sacbee.com, Nov. 9, 2008.

Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.


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So, will the decrease the asking price of her appartment have an effect on the amount of money available to her dog- or will this come out of the share alotted to her will-evading son?

Please excuse the poor attempt at humor, but I'm still a bit put off by the whole senerio- as odd as it is that she would leave all that money to her dog, she had a right to do that.

Posted by: MJP | Nov 25, 2008 6:36:36 AM

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