From hot sheets to hot cars!
Hyundai Motor America has bought the Liberty Inn at 500 W. 14th St., Manhattan’s most famous cheaters’ paradise, for $22.5 million. It’s believed to be the Meatpacking District’s highest-priced building sale on a per-square-foot basis.
The Liberty Inn closed recently, deflating those seeking a safe location for clandestine trysts.
The Post first reported in July 2022 that the notorious three-story property next to High Line Park, the Whitney Museum and the Little Island public park, was for sale.
The seller was a partnership called Duanco.
The deal was brokered for the seller by B6 Real Estate Advisors’ Brock Emmetsberger and Christoffer Brodhead.
The 6,735 square-foot building can be replaced with one twice as large under zoning rules, according to sources.
It lies outside the nearby historic district so new construction doesn’t need to be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
For 40 years, the Liberty touted itself as “the highest-rated romantic short-stay hotel” in the city with “Amour Rooms” where “stylish colorful décor with romantic accents” made for a “unique and lively experience.”
Before that, the triangular building was home to infamous 1980s S&M club The Anvil.
Hyundai owns the Genesis House building at 40A Tenth Avenue directly across the avenue, which is home to a showroom for Hyundai’s luxury Genesis line, a high-end Korean second-floor restaurant and a tea pavilion.
Restaurant customers had a window view of the Liberty and its furtive comings-and-goings.
The automaker’s plans for its new acquisition weren’t immediately known but presumably will be more G-rated that its predecessor.
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