Woody Johnson sold his Manhattan apartment for $77.5 million

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Jets owner Woody Johnson sells NYC pad for record price
Saturday March 28th, 2015

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


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