Former president Roh Moo-hyun's daughter Jeong-yeon bought an apartment in Hudson Club, an upscale complex in West New York, New Jersey. The complex commands a view of the Manhattan skyline across the Hudson River.
The New Jersey area across from Manhattan, including Edgewater, West New York and Weehawken has many upscale apartment complexes because of the fine views. The building where Roh's daughter bought a home is rated top in Hudson Club. Her home is on the fourth and top floor of the building, which commands a view of Empire State Building. The apartment cost more than US$1.6 million but the price has dropped a little and is now worth $1.33 million.
The complex was built in 2002. It was renovated in November 2005, and homes were sold to the general public starting 2006. The money was transferred to a Korean-American estate agent whom Roh's daughter knew well in September 2007.
Hudson Club refused to say who lives in the apartment in question. When asked if there are many Korean Americans among apartment owners, an executive said, "There is a mixed group of residents living here."