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NYC’s Billionaires’ Row Is the Planned Site for a ‘5-Star’ Drug Rehab

  • Building on 57th Street was once slated for high-end condos
  • Owner cleared out office tenants to prepare for condo project
Duplex Penthouse At 50 United Nations Plaza As Manhattan Luxury Condo Builders Try Dealmaking In Hunt For Buyers

Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

An empty Midtown Manhattan building once slated for high-end condos is the planned site of a luxury, for-profit rehabilitation facility for young people needing treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

The fate of the building, at 140 W. 57th St., a Billionaires’ Row address a few doors down from Carnegie Hall, has been up in the air since its owner, the Feil Organization, cleared it of office tenants in preparation for a condo conversion that didn’t work out. Feil is suing its architects for poor advice, claiming it lost $4.7 million in rent-paying tenants and spent $2.5 million enticing them to leave.