High Rise Low Down

High Rise Low Down

by Denise Calicchio, Eunice David
     
 

This is a gossipy account of the billionaires, movie stars, and corporate giants and the white-gloved, million dollar penthouse apartment buildings they inhabit. Included are the details of the resident selection process, with heartbreaking social, racial, and political stories of prejudice and privilege, where the majority of applicants are blackballed from certain…  See more details below

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This is a gossipy account of the billionaires, movie stars, and corporate giants and the white-gloved, million dollar penthouse apartment buildings they inhabit. Included are the details of the resident selection process, with heartbreaking social, racial, and political stories of prejudice and privilege, where the majority of applicants are blackballed from certain buildings. This book can serve as a blueprint for how to handle the application process, supplying advice on who to ask for letters of recommendation, what to wear to the co-op interview, how much to reveal to the board, and much more.

Editorial Reviews

It has been said that for unblinking severity, no New York judge can rival a Park Avenue coop board. High Rise Lowdown documents the dizzying realm of Manhattan's exclusive multimillion-dollar Manhattan penthouse apartment buildings and their naysaying occupants. Denise Calicchio's gossipy concoction reveals how corporate moguls, media stars, and heiresses vie fiercely for digs at trendy addresses. The brisk narrative provides an eye-opening blueprint to how the selection process really works, exposing a system that excludes the vast majority of applicants. Required reading for upward-bound Manhattanites and envious readers of 740 Park.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569803165
Publisher:
Barricade Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/25/2007
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.43(h) x 1.03(d)

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