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Only in America

Only in America: Getting an early start

A mom buys a $6.5 million apartment for her 2-year-old — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A New York City mother reportedly purchased a $6.5 million apartment for her 2-year-old daughter, according to a local real estate agent. "She said, well, her daughter was going to go to Columbia, or NYU, and so she needed to be in the center of the city," said the agent. "So I said, 'Oh, how old is your daughter?' And she said: 'Well, she's 2.' And I was just shocked."