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Old 05-08-2016, 12:11 PM
 
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Leicester City Defender Christian Fuchs Scores a $2.65M Townhouse
His team just won their first Premier League title this week


By Morgan Halberg • 05/04/16




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Leicester City footballer (fine, soccer player) Christian Fuchs has a whole lot to celebrate lately. Not only did his team win their first Premier League title this week, but he’s also purchased a new townhouse.

The Austrian-born Mr. Fuchs currently resides in Leicester, but his wife, Raluca Gold-Fuchs, as well as his son and stepson, live full-time in Manhattan at the moment. So Mr. Fuchs has a nice 2,900-square-foot pad at 148 West 132nd Street for when he comes to visit, which he has said he is able to do about once a month.


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Mr. Fuchs has said that he intends to move permanently to Manhattan once he finishes his current contract in England, and has said that his “intention is to play in the US.”

“I have a family in Manhattan, and life is not cheap there,” Mr. Fuchs told Leicester Mercury in March, “I wanted to get everything secure before moving there.”

A new townhouse is definitely a step in the very secure direction, we’d say.


LOCATION: https://www.google.com/maps/place/14...3.944093?hl=en



Christian Fuchs





148 West 132nd Street - Between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard

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Old 05-08-2016, 12:13 PM
 
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Hmmmm... I don't find this particular street to be one of the best streets in Harlem. but I guess Harlem is surely changing.
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Old 05-08-2016, 06:47 PM
 
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Another foreign rich person moving to the city? This really shouldn't be news.
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Old 05-09-2016, 05:16 PM
 
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This story is getting some unwanted press LOL


'We Americans no longer take orders from you': New York Observer publishes VERY blunt response to British soccer player's demand for story about purchase of NYC townhouse to be deleted

  • Christian Fuchs purchased a four-bedroom townhouse in New York
  • NY Observer published a story about it after Leicester won Premier League
  • Then got a letter from lawyers Lee & Thompson demanding it be deleted
  • The law firm said the information was private under English law
  • The US magazine replied saying that since 1783 'we Americans no longer take orders from you'


By DANIEL BATES and THOMAS BURROWS
PUBLISHED: 09:02 EST, 6 May 2016


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Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs has been smacked down by a US newspaper after he demanded it remove an article about him buying a new house.

Mr Fuchs was told 'we're not removing s***' by the New York Observer after it published an article about his purchase of the £1.6 million townhouse in New York.

In a letter to his lawyers the newspaper said that that since the Revolutionary War of 1783 'we Americans no longer take orders from you'.

Mr Fuchs, 30, currently lives in Leicester but his wife Raluca Gold-Fuchs, as well as his son and stepson, live full-time in New York

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The New York Observer described its story, which included pictures inside the home, as an 'accurate, non-controversial story of the kind we publish every day'.

They wrote: 'Imagine our surprise when one of the most over-the-top "you'd better take this story down now" lawyer letters arrived here yesterday'.

The letter was written by Michael Yates, an associate of UK media law firm Lee & Thompson, and said the information was private under English law.

In response the New York Observer's Editor-in-Chief Ken Kurson, wrote a separate story on their website which said: 'We're not removing s***'.

He published the letter the Observer's lawyer Robert Garson, himself a Brit, had approved to send to Mr Yates which said that it had been 400 years since America had to respect British law.

The letter said: 'It is no longer well known that British control of New York City didn't end until the very last days of the Revolutionary War in 1783.

'Since then, however, we Americans no longer take orders from you, or from your entitled, swaggering clients. We congratulate Mr. Fuchs on his club's amazing success this year. But we won't be adding "intimidating a website into unpublishing protected speech" to his list of victories'.

The letter added that the newspaper would be writing a follow up story 'noting that you've threatened our reporter with your jerkoff language'.

In the story Mr Kurson said: 'While we run corrections just about every day, (again, like most publications), unless there is a grievous, uncorrectable error of fact, or some other compelling reason (such as our premise was completely unfounded) we are not in the business of unpublishing news simply because it makes someone uncomfortable'.

Read more: New York Observer responds to Leicester City's Christian Fuchs request for story about his house to be deleted | Daily Mail Online
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Old 05-10-2016, 01:20 AM
 
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Is that townhouse on "Striver's Row"?
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Old 05-10-2016, 02:26 AM
 
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Is that townhouse on "Striver's Row"?

No, don't think so. It apparently was a former wreck bought and renovated on speculation:


House for sale at 148 West 132nd Street New York, NY, 10027


H A R L E M + B E S P O K E: DWELL: 148 WEST 132ND STREET SOLD TO FOOTBALLER


H A R L E M + B E S P O K E: ☞ DWELL: 148 West 132nd Street Brownstone


Twelve grand per isn't much in RE taxes either: 148 WEST 132ND STREET | HARLEM | Real Estate Solution in USA



It is an OK block far as Harlem goes:


https://www.google.com/maps/place/14...c76d1f!6m1!1e1


But Strivers Row it isn't. That is a few blocks west between Adam Clayton Blvd and Fredrick Douglas Blvd. Change Comes to Striver's Row, Historic Enclave for African-American Elite - WSJ
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Old 05-10-2016, 06:24 AM
 
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Nice home, but when you step outside you're still in Harlem!
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Old 05-10-2016, 06:39 AM
 
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Nice home, but when you step outside you're still in Harlem!


Have you been up to Harlem recently?


Yes, there are still plenty of rough areas, but you'll also find lots of places have changed for the better.


You will notice plenty of whites; straight, gay, married, singles, etc... Neil Patrick-Harris isn't the only white famous person who lives up there either.


For those seeking a brownstone/townhouse that is "affordable" (in relative terms) and still on the island of Manhattan Harlem is it; other than that you have to go out to Brooklyn. Even then you are likely looking at Bed-Stuy, Bushwick, Ditmas Park, and other areas going east. You can't touch a brownstone/townhouse in east Brooklyn for the two million this guy paid for his in Harlem.
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:19 AM
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No, don't think so. It apparently was a former wreck bought and renovated on speculation:


House for sale at 148 West 132nd Street New York, NY, 10027


H A R L E M + B E S P O K E: DWELL: 148 WEST 132ND STREET SOLD TO FOOTBALLER


H A R L E M + B E S P O K E: ☞ DWELL: 148 West 132nd Street Brownstone


Twelve grand per isn't much in RE taxes either: 148 WEST 132ND STREET | HARLEM | Real Estate Solution in USA



It is an OK block far as Harlem goes:


https://www.google.com/maps/place/14...c76d1f!6m1!1e1


But Strivers Row it isn't. That is a few blocks west between Adam Clayton Blvd and Fredrick Douglas Blvd. Change Comes to Striver's Row, Historic Enclave for African-American Elite - WSJ

$12K on 2.75 million house?
If the City collected property taxes commensurate with the value of the property for these single family homes they'd have a whole lot more money for everything.
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Nice home, but when you step outside you're still in Harlem!
I doubt he's gonna gallivant in Harlem much. It's pretty much a vacation home/investment property. Maybe he has his eyes on playing in MLS after the premier league.
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