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Selling a Penthouse to Amazon's Jeff Bezos Is a Queens Broker's Dream

  • Tech giant near deal to pick Long Island City for new offices
  • Influx of new workers would boost rental and sales markets
Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

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The sales team at Queens brokerage Modern Spaces met Tuesday morning to discuss how to configure and price the penthouses atop the borough’s tallest condo building, Skyline Tower, in Long Island City. Naturally, their planning session took into account the big news: that Amazon was close to a deal to locate a new office hub in the neighborhood.

“We were thinking of creating a really nice, full-floor apartment for Jeff,” Eric Benaim, president of the brokerage, said about Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person. “We’d have a built-in Alexa.”