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This $2 Million Condo Is Roosevelt Island's Most Expensive Listing Yet

  • Broker says his job ‘is always to push the envelope’
  • Apartment listing is in line with Manhattan’s climbing prices
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Photographer: Keyur Khamar/Bloomberg

On New York City’s Roosevelt Island, a sliver of land across the East River from Manhattan, real estate broker Ben Garama is trying to set a record -- and make a statement.

The Corcoran Group agent has listed a three-bedroom condo there for $2 million, the highest price ever sought -- or paid -- for a residence on the island, once home to a smallpox hospital and now bustling with construction of a new Cornell University campus.