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.