Yahoo – Finding parking in New York City can be notoriously difficult. But would you pay $1 million just to have your own guaranteed spot? That’s the forthcoming offer in one luxury condo building that will charge $1,000,000 for an otherwise standard parking spot in its building. The New York Post reports the parking spot will be about 12 feet wide and 23 feet long. It will be located inside an eight-story luxury condominium building at 66 E. 11th St. The $1 million parking spot is likely to be leased to the future owner of the building’s “centerpiece,” an 8,000-square-foot duplex penthouse. “It’s for someone who wants complete privacy,” Prudential Douglas Elliman Vice Chairman Dolly Lenz tells the Post. “You can drive in and not be seen again. It’s for the type of person who finds that attractive. It could be a celebrity or a business person who is camera shy.” Leasing the spot will require the purchaser to sign a deed, sales contract and even pay additional maintenance fees, according to the developer Morad Fareed. The Post notes that the cost of the spot will be six times the national cost of a single-family home. If you have $1 million to spare, it might be worth the peace of mind
A million goddam dollars? For an empty space of nothing? Imagine if I gave you a 12 x 23 box of nothing and you gave me 1 million dollars? Thats some fuckin “Only in New York” shit right there. Only in this God forsaken city would there be two people – one with the balls to charge 1 million bucks for a parking space and one with the lack of brains to pay 1 million – to allow this to happen. Unless that parking spot was filled with about 10 gorgeous hookers and $990,000 dollars in cash, I don’t think I could look at myself in the mirror if I dropped $1 million for it.
I mean can’t you buy a helicopter for that sort of money? Probably like multiple helicopters. You could buy like a hundred foot yacht for a million. Buy a bunch of jetpacks and fly all over the fucking place like you’re the Rocketeer. Take a car service wherever you want for like 10 years and you ain’t spending a million bucks. I mean for a million dollars you could even probably get like 2 or 3 pedicab rides from the guys in Times Square.
PS – I guess $1,000,000 is cheaper than $1,000,000,000 you can rack up in parking tickets, so depending on how much you drive in Manhattan this might be worth it.