75 Bluff Rd, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 - Mob Boss's New Jersey Mansion for Sale

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Sold for: $5,000,000 on 08/09/2016


The fabulous mansion of longtime New Jersey mob boss Albert Anastasia, located on the cliffs of the Hudson River with Manhattan skyline views, is for sale and the location is super rare.

I am extremely excited to announce that I have been personally selected by Guernsey’s Auction House to represent this amazing piece of history in the Bluff Section of Fort Lee, NJ. We will be handling the real estate transaction for this upcoming auction.

This property currently owned by Arthur Imperatore Sr. Owner of the NY Waterway Ferry and previously home to the head of Murder Incorporated, Albert Anastasia. Also once home to Del Webb, the powerful Southwestern developer and former owner of the Yankees, helped buy the 25-room property for his friend Buddy Hackett, the clownish comedian and “Love Bug” star who often headlined at Mr. Webb’s casinos in Las Vegas. When he moved to Hollywood, the home passed to Arthur Imperatore Sr.

The most famous and infamous owner of this property was: Albert Anastasia.

Anastasia was born in 1902 in Italy and moved to the United States at age 17 where he found work on the Brooklyn docks. Within two years, he was convicted of murdering a fellow longshoreman and sent to Sing Sing Prison, but won a new trial on a technicality and freedom when a few witnesses conveniently disappeared. In 1928, Anastasia was charged with another murder but more witnesses disappeared and Anastasia went free again.

Always looking for an opportunity for advancement, Anastasia teamed with Lucky Luciano and Bugsy Siegel to assassinate a rival crime boss at a Brooklyn restaurant in 1931. As a reward, Anastasia was promoted to under boss of New Jersey's most prominent crime family where he ran Murder Incorporated out of the back room of a Brooklyn candy store. Law enforcement officials believe Murder Incorporated was involved in as many as 500 murders.
By the late 1940s, Anastasia was a leading crime kingpin and extremely wealthy. In 1947, he purchased one of New Jersey's premier estates - a Fort Lee mansion on 1.3 acres on the cliffs of the Hudson River with Manhattan skyline views. The Italianate-style home includes five bedrooms, pool and pool house, red-tile roof, marble fireplaces, theater, bar and a long gated driveway. According to the auction listing, "It was no wonder that the estate’s many spacious rooms, complete privacy, and proximity to New York City directly across the Hudson made it the ideal setting for many gangland gatherings.”

In the 1950s the feds were cracking down on organized crime and Anastasia was losing some of his mob partners. He told friends that he expected to be killed and was worried about his wife and son. Anastasia added bodyguards, attack dogs and surrounded his mansion with a 10-foot high metal fence and barbed wire. He was convicted of tax evasion in 1955, the case largely based on the government's question of how someone with no income could afford such a ritzy home. Anastasia died as he lived when he was murdered in 1957 while sitting in a barber chair at New York's Park Sheraton Hotel. The two masked gunmen, each wearing one black glove and sunglasses, were never captured. The barber chair is now on display at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas.

Anastasia's life and death have been portrayed in several films and television shows including "Analyze This," "Mash" and "The West Wing." He was the inspiration for one of the main characters in 1954's Academy Award winning "On the Waterfront" and a 2010 rap song “The Albert Anastasia EP” by Rick Ross.

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Property is Sold
Garage Spaces (put 0 if this does not apply) 2.00
Price Info Sold for: $5,000,000 on 08/09/2016
Price $5,500,000 USD
Which Celebrity? Albert Anastasia, Del Webb and Buddy Hackett
Celebrity Owned Celebrity was the previous owner of this place
Gated Driveway Remote Control, Electric Gate, Yes
Motor Court Yes
Car Lifts No
Garages Disposition: No, Garage does not have it's own Deed
RV Parking Outside, Yes
Other Features Long Driveway, Separate Storage Areas, Electric Door Openers

...and then there is the House

Bedrooms 7
Lot/Parcel Size 1.2 Acres
Lot/Parcel Type Urban / Metropolitan Neighborhood, Suburban Neighborhood, Zoned Residential, Buildings and Land, Fee Simple, Acreage

For Sale at Auction

Auction Sale? Yes

Unique Sale Issues

Type of Sale Real Estate Agency Sale


Website http://www.guernseys.com/v2/anastasia.html


Address 75 Bluff Rd
City Fort Lee
State NJ
Postal Code 07024
Country USA

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Phone 201-741-4999
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