Philanthropist Marcia Riklis will ‘give away’ $2M to sell Fifth Ave. spread

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Philanthropist and former ad exec Marcia Riklis is planning to take a hit on the sale of her Upper East Side home.

The posh ninth-floor co-op, at 980 Fifth Ave., is on the market for $6.35 million.

That’s more than $2 million less than the $8.4 million she paid for it back in 2012.

But a couple of million may not have the same meaning to Riklis — who once tried to rent out her Southampton oceanfront beach house on Meadow Lane for $2.5 million for the 2015 summer season.

Riklis is the daughter of the late Meshulam Riklis, a Turkish-born, Israeli-raised financier, corporate raider and casino owner who had been photographed with Jewish gangster Meyer Lansky. (He denied they worked together.)

Riklis was best known for marrying actor/singer Pia Zadora — the second of his three wives — and funding/managing her career. (In 1992, Riklis and Zador were ordered by a Manhattan judge to pay Donald Trump $751,000 in back rent for their time at Trump Tower, according to the New York Times.)

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