Developer Bernard Spitzer dies at 90

Bernard Spitzer and 200 Central Park South
Bernard Spitzer and 200 Central Park South

Real estate investor, philanthropist and the father of former Governor Eliot Spitzer, Bernard Spitzer passed away Saturday night. He was 90.

Bernard had been battling Parkinson’s disease, according to the New York Daily News.

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A memorial service is being held at Riverside Memorial Chapel on Monday at 10 a.m. Shiva will be observed at 4 p.m. at 200 Central Park South, Apt. 27-A.

In January, The Real Deal reported that Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. inked a new 20-year deal with Spitzer for the master lease at 200 Central Park South for $18 million. Spitzer developed the 35-story residential building in 1963.

Over his career, Spitzer developed numerous residential and commercial buildings, Including 150 East 57th Street, the Corinthian between 37th and 38th on First Avenue, 800 Fifth Avenue, 730 Fifth Avenue and 350 West Broadway. [NYDN]Christopher Cameron