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NYC mansion a hellscape thanks to black lead dust from construction site: suit

The historic $32 million, 25-room mansion on Park Avenue has become a dusty, leaden hellscape for its wealthy owners because of a construction project next door, according to court records.

luxurious 5 bedroom, 8 bath home The building, which features an elevator, six fireplaces and a marble staircase, was “invaded” by black dust after workers set up scaffolding on the grounds without permission and left work debris behind to block the entrance to the parsonage. the owners allege in the lawsuit.

Interior demolition and renovation work began on the five-story townhouse at 105 East 64th St. in September. By November, toxic black dust had invaded 601-603 Park Avenue, which included the children’s rooms, according to Manhattan Supreme Court filings.

The expansive home is home to a family with children and is owned by Gunn Fifth Avenue LLC, which purchased it in 2008 for about $32 million.

Real estate mogul Harry Liss was the buyer, the Post reported at the time, and Liss’ wife, Melissa, and their son, who own natural skin care company Jumbly Beauty, recently listed the property. YouTuber Liam Rhysconnects families to the parsonage.

According to the lawsuit, the Park Avenue home was infiltrated by black dust from construction next door. Sotheby’s Realty.com
Harry Lis bought the mansion, which has a marble staircase, eight bathrooms and six fireplaces, in 2008 for about $32 million. Paul Brunoge/Patrick McMullan, via Getty Images

The construction project manager assured the family there were “no health concerns” from the dust, but said in legal documents that tests found “significantly elevated lead levels.”

Asbestos was also found at the site, according to the lawsuit against Igman Ventures LLC, which is listed as the owner of the property under construction.

The owners allege in court documents that dust that entered the home from construction work on an adjacent building contained lead. Sotheby’s Realty.com

The mansion owners, who are seeking $250,000 in damages, claim their request for the construction project to take “precautionary measures” to minimize the spread of dust was denied, and They are asking the judge to halt construction “until it is gone.” The problem has been resolved.

Igman Ventures could not be reached. An attorney for Gan 5th Avenue LLC declined to comment.

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