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Park Avenue Pandemonium Rouses Ritzy Neighborhood

07/24/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The sight of doormen in charcoal gray jackets and smooth white gloves is de rigueur on Park Avenue -- Main Street for a rarefied slice of Manhattan. The avenue's gilded apartment buildings, inhabited by power brokers and socialites, are among some of the most expensive real estate in the world. Well-tended begonias line the median of a wide and quiet boulevard. But there's trouble in paradise ...

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