Washington, D.C. 20549
                                    Form 13F

                               Form 13F COVER PAGE

Report for the Calendar Year or Quarter Ended: December 31, 2001

Check here if Amendment [ ]; Amendment Number: __________
This Amendment (Check only one.):   [ ] is a restatement.
                                    [ ] adds new holdings
Institutional Investment Manager Filing this Report.

Name:    American Real Estate Partners, L.P.
Address: 100 South Bedford Road
         Mt. Kisco, NY  10549

Form 13F File Number:  28-

The institutional investment manager filing this report and the person by whom
it is signed hereby represent that the person signing the report is authorized
to submit it, that all information contained herein is true, correct and
complete, and that it is understood that all required items, statement,
schedules, lists, and tables, are considered integral parts of this form.

Person Signing this Report on Behalf of Reporting Manager:

Name:    Martin Hirsch
Title:   Executive Vice President of American Property
           Investors, Inc.,General Partner
Phone:   (212) 702-4300

Signature, Place, and Date of Signing:

/s/ Martin Hirsch                   New York, New York        02/12/02
[Signature]                            [City, State]           [Date]

Report Type (Check only one.):

[ ]      13F HOLDINGS REPORT:  (Check here if all holdings of this reporting
manager are reported in this report.)

[X]      13F NOTICE.  (Check here if no holdings reported are in this report,
and all holdings are reported by other reporting manager(s).)

[ ]     13F COMBINATION REPORT. (Check here if a portion of the holdings for
this reporting manager are reported in this report and a portion are reported by
other reporting manager(s).)

List of Other Managers Reporting for this Manager: Form 13F File Number Name 28-7582 Beckton Corp.