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Irreconcilable differences over pricey conversion of Manhattan House
By Adam Piore | July 31, 2015 02:40PM

From the archives: It was supposed to be a day of triumph for real estate mogul Richard Kalikow and his staff overseeing the conversion of the 583-unit Manhattan House into luxury condos.

Less than a week before, on March 30, 2007, New York State’s Attorney General had signed off on the $1.1 billion condo conversion plan for the storied East Side property, on 65th between Second and Third avenues. That afternoon, Kalikow staffers had mailed the last of the sales offerings out to the building’s tenants, a benchmark that took 18 months to reach. Read more of this 2008 story.