ForbesErin Carlyle, Forbes Staff
Dec. 4, 2014
New York City taxi king Symon Garber is about to list his 6,400-square-foot penthouse condo, which boasts views of the World Trade Center and the waterfront, for $27 million.
The 32nd floor apartment at 101 Warren Street in lower Manhattan is the result of a renovation that joined units 3210 and 3240 into a single condominium. The combined home features six bedrooms, with 2,500 square feet of outdoor terrace space, and a dining room that can seat as many as 24 people. Million Dollar Listing star Ryan Serhant, of Nestseekers, is the agent.
Serhant said the owner wished to remain anonymous and would not identify him. However, property records show that the apartment belongs to Symon Garber and his wife Elina. Garber reportedly operates 275 taxicab medallions in New York.
The interiors of Garber’s New York City penthouse were designed by Richard Mishaan. Among its unique features is a wall of lime-green, lacquer-like cabinetry in the massive kitchen. The kitchen also features a more serene area comprised of darker cabinetry set off with accents of white. The apartment has six full baths and two powder rooms (or half baths). ”It’s very, very luxurious,” said Serhant. “It’s new construction that’s still very classic.”
The building, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merril and built in 2006, is notable for amenities including staffed parking, a concierge, a gym as well as a yoga room and a dedicated spin room complete with classes. (The building also has a SoulCycle in its retail space.) There is a movie screening room and a shared roof deck. The ground floor retail includes a Whole Foods and a Barnes & Noble.
In August, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman hit Garber’s Yellow Cab SLS Jet Management Corp with $1.6 million in restitution and fines, over late fees he allegedly illegally charged drivers who lease his medallions. Garber also reportedly owns nearly 850 medallions in Chicago, and is the founder of the polo club of Colts Neck, N.J., where he lives.
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