Bezos buys a -in-the-sky… but will it be quiet?

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June 7, 2019

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is reportedly moving to an $80 million triplex penthouse with nearly 6,000 square feet of outdoor terraces overlooking Madison Avenue.

But will he be able to enjoy peace and quiet from that massive outdoor space at 212 Fifth Ave.?

Residents in the area have been complaining about loud music, alarms and other noise, according to an analysis from Localize.city.

There were more than 20 noise complaints near the address of the billionaire’s new home during the past year, which is more than most places in the city, found Localize.city, which recently unveiled a real estate marketplace helping buyers and renters know the pros and cons of every address.

It’s possible that noise from below won’t travel up to the penthouse floors of the historic Beaux Arts building.

Additionally, Bezos most likely won’t have his view blocked by new construction, according to the deep knowledge created by Localize.city’s data scientists and urban planners. The building is in a historic district, which limits what can be built in the area, and there’s no nearby construction expected nearby within the next 12 months.

If Bezos wants to enjoy his neighborhood surroundings, the building sits on a convenient block, close to parks, playgrounds and dog runs. But he might want to watch out for flood prone streets after rain storms — that is if he’s not going to be whisked away by a private car from his lobby.

“Jeff Bezos most likely had a team helping him identify the perfect New York City home based on his wants and needs. Not everyone has the luxury to hire such team,” said Steve Kalifowitz, president of Localize.city. “That’s where we come in. We provide that level of information, typically reserved for real estate insiders and those who can afford to hire them, for anyone looking to rent or buy.”

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