So let’s get this right. If you're a Moscow mogul looking to buy the New Jersey Nets and move them to Brooklyn, you don’t have to do any of the legwork that comes with finding an apartment in the bustling borough?
As the Post reports, that seems to be the case. Landlords of two pricey penthouses contacted Russian Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov looking to score him as a tenant. One of the digs, at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, runs a modest $7.5 million offering four-bedrooms and “a 1,000-square-foot roof deck with sweeping views [of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines] to hold parties.” The other penthouse (three stories), located in DUMBO in the Clock Tower, would set Prokhorov back $25 million but does feature panoramic views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines, a climate-controlled roof deck, a glass-walled private elevator, a three-story wrap-around staircase and let’s not forget, a laundry room offering spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge.
The landlords of both locations have yet to hear back from Prokhorov, and a Prokhorov spokesman told the Post he “won’t speculate on whether [the billionaire] would be interested.” The highest sale price on record for a Brooklyn home is $11 million for a mansion sold in 2006 in Gravesend, and the highest price shelled out on a condo is $7 million for a 14th-floor loft at the Clock Tower last year.