And You Thought Your Rent Was High!

Housing costs are becoming more and more difficult to bear for normal people, but the absurdly rich seem to be faring just fine. DealBook is reporting that, according to a filing with the City of New York, Sanford Weill, former CEO of Citigroup acquired a $42.4 million penthouse in 15 Central Park West where presumably, he will conduct his business of orchestrating the end of the world. In their new digs, the Weills will have access to a private dining room, a walnut-paneled library, a screening room, and a chauffeurs' waiting room, although they'll have to pony up some extra cash if they want a wine-storage area or a maid's suite — those are sold separately! Let's hope the walls are thick enough that no one has to overhear neighbors Sting and Trudie having Tantric sex.

Weill Pays 42 Million For Chic New Address [DealBook/NYT]
Past Perfect" [NYer]