Albert Anastasia’s Fort Lee Home Being Auctioned

Steve Lubetkin reporting from 75 Bluff Road, Fort Lee, NJ, the house once owned by mobster Albert Anastasia, inset.Steve Lubetkin reporting from 75 Bluff Road, Fort Lee, NJ, the house once owned by mobster Albert Anastasia, inset.

FORT LEE, NJ — (SBN) — The former home of notorious mob boss Albert Anastasia will be auctioned soon by the New York auction house Guernsey’s. The 1.3-acre estate at 75 Bluff Road was most recently owned by real estate developer Arthur Imperatore, and also counts among its owners casino mogul Del Webb and his close friend, comedian Buddy Hackett.

Built in 1947 to exacting specifications from Anastasia, who headed the mob’s “Murder Inc.” assassination squad, the house has foot-and-a-half thick walls, which Anastasia hoped would protect him from an attack. Anastasia was murdered in the barbershop of the Park Sheraton Hotel in 1957.

In this video, SBN news director Steve Lubetkin takes us inside the property for a look.

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Steve Lubetkin
Steve Lubetkin is the news director for StateBroadcastNews.com. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. Since 2015 he has been the New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for GlobeSt.com. His video work for GlobeSt.com has been honored by the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute. Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for CEOReport.com, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies. Steve also reports on-camera and covers conferences for NJSpotlight.com, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of StateBroadcastNews.com, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC. Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996. Steve is co-author, with Toronto-based podcasting pioneer Donna Papacosta, of the book, The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional. You can email Steve at steve@statebroadcastnews.com.