The city’s billionaire mayor has added another two properties to a collection that now includes more plots of land than the number of shoes in most people’s closets.
The mayor purchased two new properties in Southampton, New York, according to highly-redacted tax returns and other disclosure forms released by his office this afternoon.
The first, a 4.8-acre property, is adjacent to a home he already owns in the town, and is characterized in the forms as “vacant unimproved land” valued at $500,000 or more. It was purchased in May 2012.
A second new property, also in Southampton, was purchased in July 2012. That residence is also valued at $500,000 or more on the forms.
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