Map About Money

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09/13/2006 12:00 AM |

New Yorkers are famous for spending a lot of money on strange things. Donald Trump favors ugly gold-plated buildings. George Steinbrenner is into under-performing, diamond-studded ballplayers. Here’s a list of things that make A-Rod look like a good investment.

1. Le Grand Omelet
If being a conspicuously consuming asshole before most people have had their first sip of morning coffee is your thing, have we got a deal for you! Le Grand Omelet (French for big wanker) is available at Le Parker Meridien Hotel on West 57th for a cool $1,000. Its mix of eggs, lobster and caviar hasn’t had any takers yet.

2. The Zaha Hadid Aqua Table
Spending an exorbitant amount of money on what amounts to a very heavily designed coffee table indicates: A) incomparable taste or B) extreme insecurity. Discuss. One of these babies recently sold at auction for $296,000. It (and you) can be had at Phillips, de Pury & Company’s HQ.  450 W 15th St.

3. Golden Opulence Sundae
You know how you think you want a big sundae, and then halfway through you get full? We venture you’d eat this one all the way through anyway. Serendipity 3 at 225 East 60th St. offers Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla covered in 23K edible gold leaf and drizzled in the world’s most expensive chocolate, all for a very cool $1,000. Reservations are required 48 hours in advance. Hey, isn’t the place called Serendipity? Sheesh!

4. Rolls Royce Phantom
Want to impress that date or college buddy from out of town? Renting a classy ride like the Rolls Royce Phantom for half a day will run you $4,000. Blinged out rims not included. madisoncs.com.

5. Stuy Town and Peter Cooper Village

A huge public housing complex for sale! Actually, two of them! Estimated sticker price $5 billion. Or you could buy five or six lofts in DUMBO.