stuyvesantThis one’s been in trouble for awhile, and now WSJ is reporting that the epic NYC apartment complex Stuyvesant Town is just months away from implosion.

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The 56-building, 11,000 unit complex was acquired at the peak of the bubble for $5.4 billion by Tishman Speyer and BlackRock, with investors ranging from CALPERS (naturally) to the Church of England (not as obvious).

Here’s the deal:

  • The property is now thought to be worth just $2.1 billion.
  • The buyers originally projected income would triple to $336 million in 2011, but right now it’s only at $139 million.
  • They’ve got just $33 million cash on hand from its interest reserves to cover its debt, and a burn rate of $16 million.

So basically: they’re screwed.

Meanwhile, this sad state of affairs explains why StuyTown is so eager to advertise on subways and magazines, in a desperate bid to gain tenants? Perhaps you want to help them out and live in converted public housing (which is what it is).

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