PHOTO: GETTY Amazon owner Jeff Bezos has reportedly spent US$80m (NZ$121m) on property in Lower Manhattan.

Amazon may not be building a headquarters in New York City, but Jeff Bezos is getting a prime slice of the Big Apple anyway.

Not four months after the tech giant ditched plans to build a campus for 25,000 employees in Long Island City, Queens, the company’s founder and chief executive has purchased a palatial set of condos in Lower Manhattan for more than $80 million.

Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post, last month bought the penthouse and two units below it at 212 Fifth Avenue, a Flatiron District tower overlooking Madison Square Park, per the Wall Street Journal.