Rudy Giuliani takes longtime NYC home off the market despite mounting legal bills

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has taken his longtime Upper East Side apartment off the market despite attempts to sell it for some quick cash amid his legal court battles, The Post has learned.

The three-bedroom, three-bathroom unit, at 45 E. 66th St., initially listed for sale last summer for $6.5 million.

But after only three months on the market, Giuliani cut the price by $400,000 in hopes that it could lure a quick buyer.

It’s unclear why he decided to hang onto the property. Giuliani’s reps didn’t immediately respond to a request seeking comment.

Serena Boardman, who held the listing with Sotheby’s International Realty, declined to comment.

According to StreetEasy, the unit is “temporarily off-market,” which means the home could resurface during a more favorable sellers’ market.

Giuliani, 79, acquired the luxe corner unit back in 2002 for $4.8 million, records show.

Located a stone’s throw away from Central Park, the Manhattan residence includes a woodburning fireplace and a semi-private elevator landing. Features of the building include a 24-hour doorman and a rule barring construction work during the summer.

Designed by renowned architects Harde & Short in 1906 and classified as a landmark in 1977, the home boasts original details and high ceilings, according to the listing.

While some of the photos are virtually staged, a jersey with the number 5 is visible in one of them.

It’s a replica of Joe DiMaggio’s Yankees jersey that Giuliani got in 2002 and was signed by the famed player.

The move to delist the home comes as Giuliani also found himself embroiled in financial turmoil as his Palm Beach property faces the weight of a federal tax lien.

In October, the Internal Revenue Service took action against Giuliani for unpaid income taxes amounting to a staggering $549,435.26, as revealed in a recent court filing in Palm Beach County.

Giuliani has publicly acknowledged his struggle to meet these financial obligations, citing escalating legal fees and unfavorable court rulings as contributing factors.

In December, Giuliani filed for bankruptcy, acknowledging severe financial strain exacerbated by his legal case in Georgia involving former President Donald Trump’s 2020 election case and a jury’s verdict requiring him to pay $148 million to two former Georgia election workers he had been accused of defaming.

One legal expert previously told The Post prior to Giuliani’s Georgia indictment, “There is no doubt that if he is federally indicted, he will need top-notch lawyers to see his case through. Most criminal indictments on the federal level can take years to prosecute, and you are responsible for paying your lawyers throughout. It will cost a pretty penny.”

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