Millionaire fights to keep his $380-a-month Park Avenue apartment

A Manhattan hedge fund honcho has gone to court in a bid to keep the best deal in New York – his $380-a-month deluxe duplex Park Ave. apartment.

In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Ross Haberman says the building’s board of directors has voted to raise the meager rent on the sprawling apartment to closer to market value, and that’s not fair.

“The proposed rent increase would increase the rent rate for Ross’ apartment by as much as 30 times,” the suit says.

While the millionaire Haberman Fund head could afford it, the suit says he shouldn’t have to because the building doesn’t have the authority to raise his rent.

Haberman is the grandson of the late Louis Katz, who was big in Manhattan real estate until his death in 1965. In his will, Katz left apartments in two of the luxury buildings he owned to his three children, and set up $300 rental apartments for his grandchildren.

The “family’ buildings are 530 Park and 737 Park, the suit says. Haberman lived in a $300 apartment at 530 Park from 1982 to 1991, and then moved into his $300 a month tenth floor apartment at 737.

Haberman married lawyer Vicki Kaplan in 1995 and they soon needed more space for their kids, so they combined their 10th floor home with the downstairs apartment in 2000. That sent the rent skyrocketing to $380 a month, the filing says.

Three of the six grandchildren have moved out of the buildings over the year, but they all maintain an ownership interest in the building. In July of last year, Haberman’s cousin and neighbor, Lauren Katz, “proposed a resolution which would increase the rent for each of the apartments occupied by the various family members to ‘a rate closer to the fair market value of the apartments.'”

The proposal passed, leading Haberman to file his suit. it seeks a declaration that the rent increase has “no legal force” and that he can stay in his apartments “at the same rental rate.”

By Dareh Gregorian

Source: NY


Tiger Woods LEAVING Rehab?


Tiger Woods is leaving sex rehab, according to The golfer allegedly attended a sex addiction clinic in Mississippi, although pictures placing him at the facility appear to have been phony. There has still been no confirmation that Woods ever attended the clinic.

 The RadarOnline article follows an item from an Australian newspaper claiming Woods will make a surprise return to golf in two weeks. While the accuracy of the article is far from established, one London bookmaker recently cut the odds of Tiger returning by the Masters because all of the money was coming in on one side.

 If reports of Woods attending the clinic are true, he will have to tell his wife about all of his affairs, which could include porn stars Holly Sampson and Joslyn James (NSFW). It’s not clear whether he would have to reveal his sex fantasies, which a Playboy model (PHOTOS) says are ‘not normal‘ — and reportedly included a sex romp involving an alleged mistress (PHOTOS), Derek Jeter and Bones star David Boreanaz. And of course, there are many other women.

 Woods’ wife, Elin Nordegren (PHOTOS), allegedly visited Tiger at sex rehab. Another article claimed she stayed with Brett Favre (who is an expert in the art of ass-slapping) while in Mississippi.

 Women linked to Tiger Woods

 Emma Rotherham allegedly had early-morning sex on Woods’ office couch. Tiger reportedly loved to see her in black stockings and suspenders.

 Jaimee Grubbs (PHOTOS) saved a voicemail from her lover, as well as steamy text messages. Jaimee stripped down for two magazines (sexy PHOTOS).

 Jamie Jungers (PHOTOS) says she and Tiger had “wild” and “crazy” sex against a wall. She also claims to have slept with Woods the night his father died. Jungers, who allegedly once worked as a stripper, parlayed her newfound fame into jobs pitching vodka and an auction web site. She also appeared on the Today show and Dateline.

 Julie Postle (PHOTOS) allegedly met Woods when she worked as a cocktail waitress in Orlando. Tiger was reportedly “obsessed” with Postle and “really hunted” her. She was also photographed in a bikini.

 Susie Ogren says she took ecstasy with Tiger and he hoped “to get me into bed.”

 Loredana Jolie, a Playboy model, was allegedly “one of [Tiger’s] favorites.” She is planning a book that will spill the beans on Woods’ alleged sexual encounters with men.

 Theresa Rogers has been described as a “cougar” who allegedly boasted that she taught Tiger “everything he needed to know to be a great lover.” She reportedly conceived a baby while she was seeing Woods, but an article suggests she believes the father is a Serbian basketball player she was also seeing at the time. According to another article, Woods told Rogers that he only married Elin Nordegren to boost his image. The 40-something Rogers may have negotiated a payoff in exchange for her silence.

 Joslyn James is a porn star (PHOTOS, VIDEO) who has starred in films such as Porn Star Brides and MIA – Milfs In Action. She is also wanted in Washington state.

 Holly Sampson is a porn star (NSFW pictures, video) whose films include Descent Into Bondage and Diary of a Horny Housewife. She may have worked as an escort (NSFW) and appeared in a video in which she describes her “amazing” sex with Tiger Woods. In another article, she spoke about the “sensual, beautiful experience.”