Schnabel Playing Coy With West Village Condo Tower

Despite charging what some brokers say is an astronomical $4,000-plus per square foot — only the likes of the Plaza can top that — artist Julian Schnabel's not making it easy to buy an apartment in his shocking-pink West Village condo tower. Madonna's penthouse walk-through notwithstanding, a source says marketing has been nonexistent and that there's neither sales office nor sales agent for the project. To see the units, brokers have to make arrangements with a "construction manager," and there are no brochures or Website to check out floor plans. (Don't even ask about concierge service and other pedestrian amenities.) Still, the spaces are apparently very much worth the trouble — stunning and "baronial" and oh-so-grand. At the prices he's asking, they better be. A representative at the project would not comment. —S. Jhoanna Robledo

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