Many co-op and condo boards welcome TV and movie crews into their buildings – under strict conditions – as a relatively painless way of generating money for the coffers. The condo board at 95 Greene Street is not among them.
The Soho board filed an injunction in bankruptcy court to block celebrity photographer Ken Nahoum from renting his penthouse last week for a movie shoot – the Jennifer Lopez comedy, “Second Act,” the New York Post reports. Nahoum, who has filed for bankruptcy, currently has his penthouse, an 8,2000-square-foot spread that was once three separate units, on the market for $20 million.
The listing follows a bitter ownership dispute with Nahoum’s ex, Victoria’s Secret model Basia Milewicz. Nahoum filed suit against Milewicz in 2015, claiming she reneged on a deal to sell him her share of their triplex penthouse. Ah, love and New York City real estate, that eternally toxic mix! That battle ended in May when Nahoum bought Milewicz out. Nahoum owes more than $75,000 in common charges to the board, which has agreed to wait until the penthouse is sold to collect on the debt, board lawyers say.
The penthouse comes with several terraces that total around 4,000 square feet. It is also for sale as two separate units: a two-bedroom, two-bathroom pad that is 4,635 square feet and asking $13.5 million; and a three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment that is 2,752 square feet listed for $7.7 million.
After suing the couple in 2013 for unpaid common charges, the board went so far as to post mocking photos in the building of them dressed as superheroes for Halloween with the words, “Why aren’t these ‘caped crusaders’ paying their common charges?’’
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