With a population of over nine million, New York
has a fierce competition for people to find suitable housing. With
such a competitive market, a co-op board has been formed that screens
applicants suitable to the space that is available. Steven Gaines
narrates The Sky's the Limit: Passion and Property in Manhattan
and takes listeners inside the fascinating world of how the rich
meet the challenges of applying for the elite apartments of Fifth
and Park Avenue.
A fierce monopoly exists in Manhattan where every
square inch is valued highly. Names like Tommy Hilifer, Gloria Vanderbilt,
and Andrew Lloyd Webber have all been through this grueling interview
process of trying to find an established place to call their home.
This book gave me a greater appreciation for the
streets I walked in awe back this past June while I was on vacation.
It is gratifying to think that well known celebrities have a difficult
time proving themselves worthy enough to live in this space. It
goes to prove that even the rich meet with a humbling experience
when their millions cannot purchase them what they desire.
For those that are seeking a new prospective to
the ins and outs of New York elite society, this is one book you
should definitely check out. The author's descriptive voice speaks
volumes as he reveals what goes on each day in a real estate adventure
like no other.