Madonna may have a 6,000 square foot apartment overlooking Central Park, but the singer wants more. Unfortunately her building’s board doesn’t seem willing to grant her wishes, so Madonna’s getting litigious:
Madonna is burning up – and she’s suing – because her ritzy upper West Side co-op allegedly won’t let her expand her material world into a neighboring apartment.
The Material Girl has filed a summons in Manhattan Supreme Court against the board and management company at her Central Park West pad, a luxury building where she already owns a 6,000- square-foot duplex with its own gym and beauty salon.
The two-page summons accuses the co-op board and Midboro Management of breach of contract for allegedly holding up the sale of Julie Clark Thayer’s seventh-floor apartment and orders the transfer of 868 co-op shares to the singer.
That board better cooperate! We all know what happens when Madonna get angry: she grows to ten times her height, breathes fire and makes us all listen to Music.
“Music” is a good album. 😛
It’s a great album.
well… she’s already “taken over the world”… so really… what’s one more apartment?
hells kitchen guy
She’s only there a few weeks out of the year. Her kids are enrolled in UK schools. You’d think 6K ft would be enough. She’s already got the biggest apt. in 1 W. 64th St.
It reminds me of when I lived in SF, Robin Williams, then at the top of showbiz food chain, owned a house atop a cliff with a sweeping view of the bay and bridge. He then proceeded to expand it, and nothing less would do; he had to make it bigger, bigger. His neighbors took him to court for blocking THEIR view. It’s a star thing, I guess.
I don’t live in New York, but I’ve heard that Co-Op boards give people shit all the time. Is this true? Any New Yorkers out there who’ve had a bad experience with a co-op board?
hells kitchen guy
Jon: I own a co-op. You have to go through the managing agent to wipe your ass after you take a shit. It’s every bit as bad as you’ve heard. On the other hand, to get into a co-op, you have to have good financials and not overleverage your borrowing, so no mortgage crisis, which is probably why NYC is still so ridiculously epxensive to buy in.
I deal with assholes – famous and not, but all rich – like this daily. They come here, want to clear cut a swatch of rain forest, or close off a stretch of beach, to build their dream vacation house, then cry and bitch and sue when we force them to follow the guidelines set forth in OUR laws.
So I shouldn’t be surprised that Madonna is any different. And yet I’m still kind of disappointed.
I liked her better when she was eating McDonald’s french fries out of the trash in Alphabet City. Wretched old cow. But I still like ‘Ray of Light’!
hells kitchen guy
Madonna, meet Helen Lawson.
I too clicked on the link. Shame Queerty didn’t let us know over 1/2 of the text was Christian fundamentalism from this guy. Since he is so righteous and accuses the paper of “not telling the whole truth about “equality” – because it would lead to same sex health benefits etc. How about the Bible prohibits divorce, recommends stoning for children who don’t behave and prohibits the charging of interest? Here’s a fun tidbit – when I worked for an HMO, of course the member, spouse and children under 18 were covered on the (heterosexual) family plan. Guess what Mr. “Morals” Stec? If the child had a child, we covered him/her also, free of charge! I have never heard any “moral outrage” about this! Wonder what else goes on the majority of us don’t know about? I would have never known that if I didn’t work there. And try to get credit cards to stop charging interest!
sorry, the above post is in the wrong spot. My computer turned off and on……
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