Whenever you see a Yellow Cab zip by, the person behind the fleet is Symon Garber, a guy with one of those immigrant-kid-makes-it-rich-in-America stories. Moving from Russia with his parents when he was just a kid, he started driving cabs at age 18 and quickly found his niche. Garber not only owns perhaps the most medallions in New York City (275 at last count), but also owns about 850 taxi medallions in Chicago. And as proof of his worth and value, he is now renting his slick Tribeca condo for $100,000 a month, according to the NY Daily News.
Located in the 35-story 101 Warren Street building, Garber’s condo occupies half of the 32nd and 33rd floors, commanding 6,300 square feet of space and another 2,450 over outside terraces. The condo features 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, including a corner master suite and master bath finished with Bisazza mosaic tiles and a freestanding Duravit Starck oval tub.
Big, sweeping features include a grand staircase, a 65-foot long living room, a dining room that can seat 20 and a second living room that is nearly 40 feet long with knockout views over Tribeca. And in case there was any doubt, 101 Warren is a full service building with 24-hour doorman/concierge service, fitness center, spa, sun deck and on-site parking.
Garber has attracted other kinds of headlines in the past, including being fined $1.6M by the NYS Attorney General’s office for illegal “late fee” charges against cabbies who lease his cabs and finding success on the polo field with his Yellow Cab/SLS Jets team that won the prestigious Palm Beach Polo Golf and Country Club Polo Cup last year.