Libya's Al-Qaddafi Denied Posh NYC Townhouse for U.N. Visit

Keep on moving, Muammar.

Agents for Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi were met with a strong-arm from a real-estate broker they approached to rent a posh townhouse on Manhattan's Upper East Side for his visit to the city this week.

The broker, with characteristic New York chutzpah, told them to take a hike back to the desert.

"They kept asking, 'What would be the price? What would be the price?' I thought about it and said, 'Why don't you send Megrahi back to Scotland, and then maybe we can work something out.' They hung up on me immediately," said Jason Haber, a broker for Prudential Douglas Elliman.

Haber was referring to convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who was released from prison in Scotland last month with terminal cancer and greeted with a hero's welcome in Tripoli that Qaddafi orchestrated.

Uproar over the release has made it hard for Qaddafi to find a place to set up his Bedouin tent while in town for the U.N. General Assembly.

Residents of Englewood, N.J., had already rejected his plan to stay at a home the Libyan Mission owns there, so diplomats approached Haber about the swank rental pad he was peddling at 5 E. 78th St.

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