Trucking exec sues for missing breakfast bar and private elevator at 56 Leonard
Ronald Dana bought $29M penthouse in 2017
New York /
A New Jersey trucking mogul has sued the developers of 56 Leonard, alleging he did not get the private elevator access and breakfast bar he was promised in his $29 million penthouse.
Ronald Dana — founder of the Dana Companies — said Alexico Group and Hines failed to deliver on specific features that sold him on the Tribeca condominium, including soaring 14-foot ceilings, a private elevator, a breakfast bar and an integrated curtain system for the apartment’s floor-to-ceiling windows.
In addition, the sponsors attempted to “conceal defects” in the unit — namely poorly-installed wood flooring, which began to crack and warp months after Dana took possession of the pad last year, the complaint said. In the suit, Dana also claimed Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group “knowingly and purposefully” lied about the state of the apartment during the marketing process.
The March 9 suit was filed by Dana’s Lower Manhattan Inner City Real Estate Associates, LLC, which closed on the 56th-floor pad in April 2017, public records show. The full-floor penthouse — measuring 5,858 square feet — has four bedrooms, a conservatory and 360-degree views, per the listing. It has two balconies, and custom interiors by Herzog de Meuron feature[……]