A Manhattan man is reportedly having a rough time with his $US10 million “dream penthouse” loft. But it has nothing to do with the 7,364-square-foot home itself, which was recently featured in HGTV’s “Selling New York.”
Rocco Vogel is reportedly suing the Soho building’s ground floor tenant, a Mediterranean restaurant called Pera Soho, for allegedly making a portion of the rooftop common area a bar, according to the New York Post.
Vogel claims that the restaurant’s alleged illegal use of the building is keeping him up. The revelers reportedly enjoy the bar’s loud music and smoke on the roof — both tobacco and marijuana — way late into the night, making it hard for him and his family to catch some shut-eye.
He told the Post that these “intoxicated” bar goers — on their way to and from the rooftop — have almost gotten off the elevator that leads into his apartment, causing him “fear and apprehension.” He also claims they spill drinks and leave refuse in the elevator.
Vogel is asking for damages to the tune of $US1.5 million and has named the building’s management in the suit.