Congressman Dan Goldman served for unpaid rent

I am catching up with Crain’s and Business Insider here, just to be fair: Congressman Dan Goldman, who lived in Tribeca when he ran for office in 2022 but who now lives in Battery Park City, has been served a summons by his former landlord for unpaid rent at a five-bedroom apartment at 60 Collister.

According to his spokesman, Goldman lived at 25 N. Moore for most of the primary, then 60 Collister following until November of this year. Now he lives at 2 River Terrace in Battery Park City, which is Riverhouse, the condo building just across the street from the entrance to the Conrad Hotel on North End Avenue. (For the record, congress members are not required to live in the district; they must just live in the state.)

The summons, filed in State Supreme Court in New York County on Dec. 4, claims that Goldman owes $180,000 in unpaid rent from August through November 2023 as well as damages comprising all additional rent of $45,000 per month for the remainder of the lease, which expires on July 31, 2024. The apartment is unit 4A, listed here with Douglas Elliman as for sale for $14 million. (It’s a weird listing, since there seems to be no agent attached…)

The plaintiffs are Jason Gilbert and Natasha Gilbert, who bought the 3800-square-foot unit in 2012 for $4.7 million. Goldman is an heir to the Levi Strauss fortune, and has a net worth of up to $253 million, according to The Times.

“Congressman Goldman rented this apartment in Tribeca and now in Battery Park City,” his spokesman said. “These allegations are baseless. The Congressman has always paid his rent on time and in full.”

Goldman has until the end of the month to reply to the summons.