Hamptons Beach Read Of The Day: High Rise Low Down

by CARSON GRIFFITH · August 14, 2009

    As bizarre as it is enjoyable, this non-fiction book, High Rise Low Down, about New York City's most fabulous apartment buildings and what people go through to obtain them, will resound with the city's natives while baffling it's transplants. Afterall, where else will movie stars and moguls alike battle it out for an apartment to the point of recommendation letters, interviews, and bribes just to have a co-op board blackball them? Rejection isn't pretty, and neither are some of the accounts in this book. Others will have you scratching your head and saying "really?", because they're just too good to be true - but they are. And if you happen to be in the market for a penthouse in the sky, consider this your apartment hunting guide on how to navigate the murky waters of some of the best buildings in NYC. You know, if you have a few million just lying around.