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Edison owns the 615,000-square-foot Hippodrome office building at 1120 Sixth Avenue, and developed the 243-unit Ludlow Apartment Building On Houston Street on the Lower East Side in 2007.
And while Gottesman controlled a portfolio on par with some of the biggest the biggest names in real estate, he flew under the radar. Many property moguls flaunt their wealth with expensive toys like yachts and private jets. But Gottesman didn’t spend on lavish displays of wealth. He left the majority of his fortune to Jewish educational causes, representatives said.
He could be single-minded, such as when he urged the city in the 1990s to force scofflaw parking lot owners to pay their fair share of the parking tax, earning him the title of “Watchdog of the Parking World.”
And though there is no heir-apparent to the Edison Property fortune Crain s reported that Gottesman had disagreements with family members over the years on the direction of the business and chafed at the idea of handing over leadership of the company the real estate titan passed along his knowledge of the business through generations of his family.
He wrote a series of books that stack up half-a-foot thick detailing how he built and ran his business to pass along to his daughters, 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
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