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Steve Wynn purchases New York City penthouse for $70 million

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Steve Wynn, wife Andrea Hissom and stepson Nick Hissom attend the Andre Agassi Grand Slam red carpet and benefit gala at Wynn Las Vegas on Oct. 29, 2011.
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Steve Wynn's newly purchased $70 million penthouse in New York City includes, pictured here, the former ballroom of the Ritz Carlton.

Steve Wynn's newly purchased $70 million penthouse in New York City includes, pictured here, the former ballroom of the Ritz Carlton.

A view from Steve Wynn's newly purchased $70 million penthouse in New York City.

A view from Steve Wynn's newly purchased $70 million penthouse in New York City.

The floor plan of Steve Wynn's newly purchased $70 million penthouse in New York City.

The floor plan of Steve Wynn's newly purchased $70 million penthouse in New York City.

It took hotel tycoon Steve Wynn two years to find the perfect New York City penthouse after he sold his Plaza Hotel co-op in 2010 for $24.4 million. Now the New York Post reports today that Steve has shelled out $70 million for a new, “swanky duplex” overlooking Central Park one block away.

The Post’s real-estate writer Jennifer Gould Keil says it is one of the priciest properties on the ultra-expensive Manhattan real-estate market -- and wheeler-and-dealer Steve had $7.5 million knocked off the original asking price.

Steve and his British wife Andrea will move into the 10,882-square-foot apartment on the top 30th and 31st floors at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Central Park South -- just steps from Fifth Avenue -- that has a 900 square-foot living room, 15-foot-high ceilings, a media room, a library and an eat-in chef’s kitchen with windows overlooking the park.

Jennifer also reported that the lavish apartment, one of New York’s finest, no less, has an upper terrace with Central Park views, and there are four bedrooms on the lower level with an 800-square-foot dressing room.

She says that monthly maintenance fees are $18,057, and the apartment was purchased from Christopher Jeffries, a founding partner of the real-estate development firm Millennium Partners. He was married to Princess Yasmin Khan, daughter of actress Rita Hayworth, in 1989, but they divorced in 1993.

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