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    these buildings do look nice from the river...

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    Pool reflections in front of Perry West towers.


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    Very nice...I didn't even know the reflecting pool was there.

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    Looking at the broader, pnoramic pictures I can't help but notice that teh brick buildigns that frame the new towers lend an air of history and 'New York'-ness. I think if you had a whole shoreline of glass towers it would look banal.

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    According to neighborhood talk, Molly Bender (administrator of the Gottlieb estate ...see below) just passed away at 84. Gottlieb reportedly has not been renewing any leases for a while. Seems like something is brewing....Does anyone know more????

    (http://www.observer.com/node/42325) $100 Million Grandmama Rules Greenwich Village Empire
    While William Gottlieb, the well-known Greenwich Village and meatpacking district landlord, was driving around the neighborhood in his old, battered station wagon and conducting his tough negotiating sessions in local diners, his older sister was in the office making sure the bills were paid on time.
    Mollie Bender, 77, had been her brother's constant office companion for most of 20 years, helping her brother collect rent checks and attend to the details of his 100-building empire. With Gottlieb's death on Oct. 5, that entire empire and its related holdings–estimated at anywhere from $100 to $300 million–is about to pass to his older sister. After a brief but bitter first-round probate battle involving another Gottlieb sibling and the sudden emergence of a will, Surrogate Renee R. Roth of County Surrogate's Court in Manhattan signed an order on Nov. 18 designating Mrs. Bender administrator of the estate. The will, still to be probated, names her sole heir. That makes Mrs. Bender, a petite, soft-spoken grandmother of three, responsible for William Gottlieb Real Estate, one of the largest real estate empires in Manhattan, bigger in acreage than the holdings of Samuel Lefrak or Donald Trump, according to Andrew Gerringer, a broker for Douglas Elliman....

    see also....
    http://www.observer.com/node/42924
    Bill Gottlieb's Secret: Developers Descend on His Vast Village Empire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjorndog View Post

    ... Molly Bender (administrator of the Gottlieb estate ...) just passed away at 84.

    ... Does anyone know more????
    Gottlieb family feuds over estate

    NY DAILY NEWS
    Tracy Connor
    August 23rd 2007

    A family feud has erupted over the billion-dollar estate of property mogul William Gottlieb, who left 150 buildings in Greenwich Village and Chelsea when he died seven years ago.

    The eccentric investor's sister, Mollie Bender, had control of the vast holdings, but she died last month.

    Now there's a legal battle brewing that pits Bender's son, Neil, against his own sister, Cheryl Dier, and her son, Michael Corbett.

    While Neil Bender inherited the Gottlieb portfolio from his mother, Dier and Corbett got nothing.

    They have filed suit in Surrogate's Court contesting the will and alleging that Neil Bender used "undue influence" to persuade his mother to disinherit them.

    A spokeswoman for Neil Bender called the claim "absolutely ludicrous and categorically untrue."

    "Sadly, it is not surprising that they are resorting to spreading lies about their own family for personal gain," the spokeswoman, Lin-Hua Wu, told the Daily News yesterday.

    "Cheryl and her son have had a strained relationship with Mollie, [her husband] Irving and Neil for many decades, and their behavior was a great source of pain and sadness throughout her life," Wu said.

    The dispute involves a number of historic buildings - including homes linked to writers Dylan Thomas and Henry James, and the triangular Northern Dispensary on Waverly Place, where Edgar Allan Poe was once a patient.

    © Copyright 2007 NYDailyNews.com.

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    Gottlieb family feuds over estate

    They have filed suit in Surrogate's Court contesting the will and alleging that Neil Bender used "undue influence" to persuade his mother to disinherit them.


    © Copyright 2007 NYDailyNews.com.
    What - in the name of legal mumbo jumbo - is undue influence.

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    Default Greenwich Village: The Gottlieb / Bender Estate Saga

    A family fights over the soul of Greenwich Village

    NY DAILY NEWS
    BY CHRISTINA BOYLE
    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
    August 24th 2007

    It's the latest bitter inheritance battle to befall one of New York's most notable families but it is not all about cash - it's also about historical preservation.

    That's the claim being made by a relative of the late William Gottlieb as she battles her own brother over who should manage the treasure trove of properties he left behind.

    Gottlieb's niece Cheryl Dier, joined by her son Michael Corbett, says she wants to fulfill the eccentric investor's dream of providing for the poor, using his billion-dollar fortune.

    She claims West Village heirlooms like the Northern Dispensary on Waverly Place have fallen into disrepair since Gottlieb's estate was inherited by his sister Mollie Bender in 1999.

    In trying to stake a claim to the properties, Dier is battling her brother Neil Bender, who inherited Gottlieb's estate when their mother Mollie died last month.

    The portfolio of properties - estimated to contain about 185 buildings - were valued at $1 billion in 2000 and inherited by Mollie when Gottlieb died in 1999.

    "Many of these buildings today are not up to code, the Northern Dispensary should never again be an eyesore to the community," Michael Corbett said.

    "This heated battle should have been averted," he said. "Uncle Billy and Grandma Mollie both wanted the family to be together."

    Mollie managed the assets with Neil. Dier and Corbett have filed suit in Surrogate's Court contesting the will and alleging Neil Bender used "undue influence" to persuade his mother to disinherit them.

    Lin-Hua Wu, a spokeswoman for William Gottlieb Real Estate, rejected the claim that Mollie Bender could be influenced, calling it "completely ludicrous and categorically untrue."

    "Only in the past year did she agree to a six-day-a-week work schedule, which she kept up until the time of her passing," the family wrote in a memorial to Mollie.

    Andrew Berman, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation executive director, has been following the fate of the Gottlieb family buildings over the years.

    "Yes, there have been some serious concerns about the possible deterioration of some very important historic buildings that the Gottliebs owned," he said.

    "But there has also been some renovation and rehabilitation work being done to restore the buildings."

    The buildings in the family estate include homes linked to writers Dylan Thomas and Henry James as well as numerous sites in the historic Gansevoort Market District.

    © Copyright 2007 NYDailyNews.com

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    What we are hearing is..... That 100's of Gottlieb leases are ending, and so far they've refused to return any calls, period..... no leases are being renewed and long-time tenants are getting bills for doubled rents (and more)....looks like a wholesale plan to force tenants out of their buildings has started.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by infoshare View Post


    What - in the name of legal mumbo jumbo - is undue influence.
    According to the eight edition of Black's Law Dictionary undue influence means coercion that destroys a testator's free will (this being the mother) and substitutes another's objectives in place. In other words they are suing on the premise that Neil Bender forced his ideas upon their mother's free will of choosing what she wanted to write in her will. I hope that answers your question.

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    Stop the Gottlieb rent hikes!
    Yes, we can help you. Please forward the document(s) of the rent increase notice, your name/number, and names and numbers of any other tenants so we can call you as soon as possible. Please also fax the rent increase document to 212-563-7199.. just press 'send' if the voice machine picks up or email SaveTheVillage@aol.com

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    And the new neighbor ...






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    ^ Fabulous.

    Literally the stuff fables are made of.

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    How ironic that in a neighborhood so recently animated by a spirit of épater les bourgeois, the new bourgeois huddle in steel and glass egg crates teetering over a noisy 6-lane highway, épating is reduced to planting a giant Popsicle within egg-throwing distance, and the real Bourgeois has fled underground (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10965). And, of course, it will probably be even more obscenely expensive to live in the Popsicle than in one of the egg crates.
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