Buy This Riverside Drive Mansion With Bitcoin

If you happen to have $16 million worth of Bitcoin laying around, you can buy an UWS mansion from hedge funder Roy Niederhoffer, Bloomberg first reported. Niederhoffer bought 40 Riverside Drive (at 76th Street) for $12.9 million in 2013, when it was made up of three separate units.

He’s now asking $15,900,000 for the 10,720 square foot mansion, which comes with four kitchens, six wood-burning fireplaces, and the potential to create a total of nine bedrooms and nine baths.


The Clarence True mansion boasts an impressive 32 feet in width.

40 Riverside Drive Exterior


It has five outdoor spaces and lots of river views.

40 Riverside Drive Terrace


A gorgeous marble foyer.

40 Riverside Drive Foyer


This sweeping glass staircase.

40 Riverside Drive Staircase


This enormous master bedroom.

40 Riverside Drive Master Bedroom


And apparently, the third largest ballroom in an NYC home.

40 Riverside Drive Ballroom

Photos courtesy of listing agents Cathy Taub of Sotheby’s International Realty and Dexter Guerrieri and Nicole Kats of Douglas Elliman.


The Riverside Drive property was built in 1879, and in addition to the features outlined above, has separate spaces which would allow for public gatherings and events (Niederhoffer also happens to be the chairman of the board of the New York City Opera).

While the owner will also take cash, he’s clearly bullish on cryptocurrency. So maybe that’s a sign. Or maybe it just means he has enough to take a risk.

Here’s the full listing.

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