Carla’s Brand of Commie Chic
Neruda Hoboken is the namesake of Pablo Neruda, a now deceased Chilean communist, celebrated poet and politician.
The Hudson Tea offers a “lifestyle of comfort and indulgence” according to the building’s website. A lifestyle Carl Katz has apparently acquired through her benefactor Governor Jon Corzine and the exploitation of state workers and New Jersey taxpayers.
Let’s review how the chief executive of Neruda Hoboken, LLC lives:
Katz bought her condo for a cool $1.1 million in cash. She snagged the “premier corner location, directly above Giants quarterback Eli Manning”, with magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline.
Katz bought out her ex-husband’s share of their Alexandria Township home with a $470,000 interest-free loan provided by Corzine. Later he forgave the loan and paid the $160,000 in taxes owed on the gift.
Having secured a state exemption from building restrictions in the Highlands, Katz has begun a 3,200 square feet addition to her Alexandria Township home, situated on 10 acres in Hunterdon County. She will also be adding a new pool, spa and septic system. Records show no loan or mortgage on this property.
While her Alexandria home improvements are under way, Katz is living in a four-bedroom rental house in Pittstown.
Katz has a full scholarship at Seton Hall University Law School, which she was awarded one year after Corzine gave the university' a gift of $1million. Corzine wrote the personal recommendation for her application.
She has two children attending a private school in Pennsylvania where tuition is $22,000 a year, per child. Corzine “hypothesized” he may have “pre-funded” the tuition.
A lifestyle of comfort and indulgence for Katz - call it Carla’s brand of commie chic.