Madoff’s Penthouse is On the Market—Again!
The former Lexington Ave. penthouse of king Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff is indeed for sale yet again, this time by its current owners, Anime and toy titan Alfred Kahn and wife Patsy.
In 2010, the couple purchased the 4,000-square-foot pad for $8 million from the U.S. government thinking they could change the karma in the domicile previously inhabited by the world’s most notorious swindler. Now, after living there for a mere three years, they are selling the unit at 133 E 64th Street for, get this, a jaw-dropping $17.25 million!
The retired chairman and CEO of 4Kids Entertainment (who we have to thank for Yo-Gi-Oh! cartoons and the Cabbage Patch Kids dolls) and his wife did add their personal touch to the penthouse by getting rid of things like Madoff's Chandeliers, color scheme, and paneling. Apparently, this did not generate enough positive energy to make them want to stay.
Madoff, who now resides in a North Carolina prison, was sentenced in 2009 to 150 years for his $65 billion scam that came to an end in 2008.
I guess we will just have to wait and see who the next couple will be who attempts to live in this sprawling, three-bedroom Upper East Side co-op that boasts an impressive library and chef's kitchen.