Banning unsightly barbecues and violin practice at all hours of the night is one thing but no pigs? No menageries? No nude to semi-nude performances? Those are going to be several bridges too far for some million and billionaires previously interested in the property.
If high rollers are thinking of moving into One57, the ultra-posh 90-story condo tower opposite Carnegie Hall, they’ll have to leave their pot-bellied pig behind. The plump porkers are just one of several types of pets barred from the Midtown high-rise, according to a 296-page public filing detailing the condo bylaws. Gerbils, guinea pigs and bunnies are verboten as well — as are hens and ponies. Yes, break it to the kids gently. In fact, no more than two “orderly domestic” pets — that is, dogs, cats, caged birds and aquarium fish — will be allowed into the building, where units are reportedly in contract for as much as $45 million per floor. And get this: a photograph of each pet must be given to the board before the non-human family member will be allowed into the building. “Nothing I heard is unusual except the photograph of the pet,” said lawyer Jay Neveloff, a partner with Kramer Levin, who writes many condo plans but was not involved in this one.
The bylaws even bar the practicing of musical instruments or singing from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., which, of course, does make it harder for talented residents to get to the One57’s prominent neighbor, Carnegie Hall. Phonographs, radios, televisions, computers and stereos also can’t be played loudly during that time, if it “disturbs or annoys” other occupants. In other words, the building at 157 W. 57th St., now being completed by Gary Barnett’s Extell Development, is not exactly a party tower. Also off-limits is massage “therapy,” any nude or semi-nude performances, or, heaven forbid, modeling.
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