By Ellen Cans
Mary Trump, former President Donald Trump’s only niece, who wrote a tell-tale book about the Trump family, finally has a million dollar real estate treasure of her own.
As first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Friday, the 56-year-old clinical psychologist has purchased a $7 million luxury apartment in downtown Manhattan. In July 2020, Mary Trump’s book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man” came out. It sold 1.35 million copies in its first week of sales alone, becoming a New York Times Best Seller. Being privy to the family’s countless holiday meals and interactions, her book provides an insider’s perspective to Mr. Trump, his “toxic family” and upbringing.
Based on the derogatory content in the book, it’s not surprising she did not purchase a condo in Trump Towers. The glamorous pad she purchased is at the glassy 30-story tower at 565 Broome Street in Soho. The building is, however, only two blocks away from The Dominick hotel on Spring Street, which was previously named Trump SoHo, and which Trump Co. sold in 2017.
The Post reported, Ms. Trump’s new pad spans about 2,250-square-feet, and was listed with an asking price of $7.8 million. She purchased the property directly from the developer. As per StreetEasy, the unit boasts three bedrooms, three full bathrooms and a powder room. There are views of midtown and the Hudson River through impressive floor-to-ceiling windows. The open kitchen has white oak cabinets and high-end Miele appliances. The master suite features a fully equipped spa-like bathroom. The building offers residents a 55-foot heated lap pool, an interior landscaped lounge and automated parking for purchase. Douglas Elliman’s Marc Palermo was brokering the unit. Douglas Elliman declined to comment on the deal.
Ms. Trump, the daughter of Fred Trump Jr. who passed away in 1981, alleged in a 2020 lawsuit that Donald and his siblings “swindled” her out of tens of millions of dollars in inheritance. The author’s 236-page book, published by Simon & Schuster, includes infamous passages about the former President including, “If he is afforded a second term, it would be the end of American democracy”. Another popular highlight from her book reads, “A large minority of people still confuse his arrogance for strength, his false bravado for accomplishment, and his superficial interest in them for charisma.”
In Aug. 2021, Ms. Trump authored a second book, a disparaging sequel, entitled “The Reckoning: Our Nation’s Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal”,