Economics/Class Relations

Squatters busted at empty multi-million dollar Manhattan townhouse

By , and New York Post

Three squatters were busted Friday inside an empty multi-million dollar Manhattan townhouse owned by a designer to the stars.

Cops raided the Upper East Side home owned by Richard Stark, co-founder of Chrome Hearts, a luxury retail brand celebrated by the likes of Jay Z and Bella Hadid for its edgy silver jewelry and black clothes.

Charges have not yet been filed against the woman and two men found at the more than 5,000 square foot home, which was put up for sale in 2013 for $14 million and taken off the market the following year.

The store inside the massive home closed around a decade ago, and it appears the four-story townhouse has been sitting empty since.

Neighbor Joel Mindel, 82, and his wife Susan, who have lived on the street since the 1980.


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