The billionaire space war is heating up — in the atmosphere and in NYC.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has plunked down another $23 million for unit 20A at 212 Fifth Avenue — a prewar building in NoMad where he already owns more than $96 million worth of real estate, including a triplex penthouse and two units below it. The deal went down in July and closed August 6.
Meanwhile, Bezos sued NASA this week over a $2.9 billion lunar lander contract given to his rival, Elon Musk’s SpaceX — alleging that giving one company such a huge contract to carry astronauts to the moon gives it “insurmountable leverage.”
Back on Earth, Bezos’ new unit adds 4,155 square feet to his mansion in the sky in the Flatiron District.
It comes with four bedrooms, and 4 1⁄2 bathrooms. There’s coffered ceilings, gallery walls, marble floors and oversized windows with stunning views, from the World Trade Center to Madison Square Park.
Neighbors in the charming 24-story, now-Gothic building, which dates to 1912, include Texas billionaire Ed Bass, ESPN host Mike Greenberg and Charles and Seryl Kushner, who bought three units for their grandkids, according to the Real Deal.
Neighbors — many of whom left the city during the pandemic — tell Gimme that they are thrilled to have the Amazon founder as a fellow owner, especially since his presence has helped up their property values.
Amenities in the building include a gym, yoga studio, spa treatment room, a screening room, catering kitchen, dining room and cold storage — for all those Amazon deliveries.
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