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Yoko Ono drops lawsuit against co-op board after selling West Village penthouse for $8.3M

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Yoko Ono is giving peace a chance. The artist and widow of John Lennon withdrew her $6.7 million lawsuit against a West Village co-op board last month, a day after she sold her apartment there for a more-than-expected $8.3 million, the Daily News has learned.

“Everybody is happy and we’re getting along,” said Ono’s lawyer, Larry Hutcher. Ono, 81, filed the big-bucks suit last year against the board of Stable 49, a small apartment building at 49 Downing St., charging they’d been making it impossible for her to sell her long-vacant penthouse apartment there. “The board has done everything within its power to keep the penthouse empty by singling out and prejudicing Ms. Ono,” including announcing new rules that would make it difficult for any prospective buyer to renovate the 5,710-square-foot apartment, the suit said. Ono has owned the apartment since 1995. “Ms. Ono has never lived in the penthouse. She purchased the penthouse for her son, who lived there for a few years,” the filing says, referring to Sean Lennon, her son with John Lennon.

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Source: NY Daily News

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