Everyone knows living in Manhattan is expensive, but this is ridiculous. New York Jets owner Woody Johnson recently sold his home on the posh Upper East Side for $77.5 million. That's the highest price ever paid for a co-op in New York City.
The apartment is located on Fifth Avenue, between 75th and 76th streets, right next to the park.
The website 6sqft.com first spotted the sale in city real estate records. The buyer is Leonard Blavatnik, a Ukrainian billionaire ranked by Forbes as the 32nd-richest person in the world. The sale is part of a larger trend of foreign citizens buying property in the U.S.
Don't expect to see moving trucks hauling Jets gear out of there, though. According to the New York Daily News, Johnson didn't even live in the apartment. Instead, he lived in an apartment near Columbus Circle, less than 10 minutes away by car (without traffic). - Dan Gartland
GALLERY: ATHLETES HOMES AND MANSIONS
Athlete Homes and Mansions
LeBron purchased this home in Miami for about $9 million in 2010.
The Miami Heat star is reportedly selling his gigantic house in Pacific Palisades, Calif. The mansion covers approximately 10,755 square feet. It consists of six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, an in-house movie theatre, a billiards room with a sports bar, an infinity pool and, of course, a basketball court. Apparently, Bosh had been renting the place out for $45,000 a month. Now it is up for complete sale at $14.5 million.
In October 2013, Durant put his 5,500 square foot Oklahoma City home up for sale for a “modest” $1.95 million.
Derek Jeter's 300,000-square foot, seven-bedroom palace in Tampa has been nicknamed St. Jetersburg.
Melo sold this Colorado mansion after he got traded from the Nuggets to the Knicks in 2011.
Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker
Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker listed their Austin lakefront mansion for $12.5 million
The Black Mamba listed his Newport Coast, Calif., home for sale in August 2013. His asking price? $8.6 million.
In January 2014, Rick Ross bought former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield’s mansion in Atlanta for $5.8 million. Holyfield had lost the home to foreclosure in 2012, after he owed the bank $14 million. The 54,000 square-foot house has an astonishing 109 rooms, including 12 bedrooms and 21 bathrooms. It has a dining room that sits 100 guests, an indoor and outdoor pool, a bowling alley and a home theatre as well.
After getting traded to the Clippers, Chris Paul bought this Bel-Air mansion, previously owned by pop star Avril Lavigne. Recently, he renovated his son's bedroom to resemble the Staples Center.
Upon signing with the Broncos, Manning bought this $4.5 million, seven-bedroom mansion in nearby Cherry Hills Village.
Jordan’s mansion near Chicago was reportedly on sale for $29 million in March of 2012. In January 2014, nearly two years later, Jordan lowered the price of the house to $16 million after it failed to sell at an auction. The property sits on approximately seven acres.
LeBron's 30,000 square foot Akron home is reportedly worth $9 million.
Robert Griffin III
Washington's star QB bought this Aldie, Va., mansion shortly after his wedding in 2013.
The NBA's youngest MVP bought a condo in Chicago's Trump Tower for $2.8 million in 2012.
Shaq's Florida estate boasts 70,000 square feet, 8 bedrooms and an outdoor pool named Shaqapulco.
In March 2013, Bubba Watson purchased this mansion for $2.2 million. Fellow golfer Tiger Woods formerly owned the house. Watson apparently renovated 95% of it before moving in.
Stoudemire bought this mansion in 2011 for $3.7 million.
Larry Legend’s home in Naples, Fla., went up for sale for $4.8 million in 2013. The house features waterfront views and 6,000 square feet of living space.
Grant Hill spent seven injury-plagued season in Orlando.
Ken Griffey Jr.
Griffey's Windermere estate has boasted neighbors like Tiger Woods, Shaw, Arnold Palmer and Barry Larkin over the years.
The revered Packers quarterback lived in this home during his time in Green Bay.
The longtime Dolphins defensive end lived in this Miami home.
Mark O'Meara lives in Windermere, making him neighbors with fellow golfers Arnold Palmer, Bubba Watson, Stuart Appleby and Tiger Woods.
McNabb put this New Jersey home up for sale in 2010 after he was traded to Washington.
Nick Swisher and Chad Gaudin
As young Oakland athletics, Swisher and Gaudin rented this house, along with teammate Joe Blanton.
In 2013 Appleby sold his other home in native Australia to move full-time to Florida.
T-Mac's Houston-area home features a spa and a basketball court.
Ian Thorpe (and John Lennon)
Chamberlain's futuristic pad was featured in Life magazine in 1972.
Rice sold his custom-built 17,000 square foot home for $9 million in 2013.
The longtime Braves pitcher put his Milton, Ga., home on sale for $7.2 million in August 2013.
As of September 2013, the Green Bay home of the legendary Packers coach is on the market for a modest $499,000.
Petty’s South Carolina beach house was listed at $3.5 million in 2011. It boasts more than 4,000 square feet.
Williams lived in this star-studded neighborhood in his time with the Orlando Magic.
In June 2014, Garnett sold his home in Concord, Mass. for $3.635 million. The NBA star had asked for $4.85 million for the property in October 2013.
Kournikova's home on Sunset Island, Miami Beach.
A-Rod purchased this home in Miami.
Wade's Miami Beach home.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mayweather purchased this 12,707 sqft. home in Las Vegas for $9.5 million in 2010.
Maria Sharapova's house in Longboat Key, Florida.
Purchased for $10.9 million in Florda.
Serena's house in Palm Beach Gardens.