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Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream (2012) 59min.

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney presents his take on the gap between rich and poor Americans in Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream. Gibney contends that America’s richest citizens have “rigged the game in their favor”, and created unprecedented inequality in the United States. Nowhere, Gibney asserts, is this more evident than on Park Avenue in New York. 740 Park in Manhattan is currently home to the highest concentration of billionaires in the country. Across the river, less than five miles away, Park Avenue runs through the South Bronx, home to the poorest congressional district in the United States.


740 Park - I grew up with a girl who lived in this building, little did I know what it took to actually live there.

Eminent Domains New York City is no stranger to lavish apartments. None more so than the elegantly understated 740 Park Avenue, which has been home to affluent denizens Vera Wang, John D. Rockefeller, and a young Jackie O.

The cheapest person overall was David Koch,” the former doorman tells Gibney, his voice altered and his face in shadow. “We would load up his trucks — two vans usually — every weekend for the Hamptons

“In and out, in and out, heavy bags. We would never get a tip from Mr. Koch. We would never get a smile from Mr. Koch.”

Koch did, however, hand out Christmas bonuses. Each doorman got a check for $50.

—  “740 Park Avenue” documentary