With a luxurious pad already at the Trump Towers in White Plains, NY, the news that New York Knicks superstar Jeremy Lin has added a second place he can call home, is truly a testament to how far he has come and how much his life has completely changed from when he was sleeping on someone’s couch on the Lower East Side a mere two weeks ago.
According to sources reporting to the New York Post, the new swanky place located in the Sunshine Select Residences at the W Hotel in the Financial District is a 1,182 square-foot condo in a two-bed, two-bath unit which is fully-furnished with between $30,000 to $35,000 worth of Tui Lifestyle furniture. According to the website Streeteasy.com, rent typically is within the range of $3,600 to $8,900 a month for a place in the building and reports indicate that the owner of the particular unit Lin will be reportedly renting had the apartment up for sale for $2.315 million prior to making it available for rent.
Some of the amenities available to Lin once he moves in:
Building amenities include a gym and preferred reservations, seating and in-residence dining at the hotel’s BLT bar. Residents also have access to a digital lounge with video games, a movie screening room, cafe, gym and rooftop terrace.
BLT bar, you say? Nice. BLTs are about as good as it gets, but wouldn’t it be just like a NYC bar to make a point of not serving the delicious item from which its name comes from? You know, just to be clever.
The option of whether or not Lin will be able to dine on the fanciest of fancy BLT sandwiches notwithstanding, perhaps the biggest benefit of the new place is its close proximity to Madison Square Garden, giving Lin a quick commute on game days.
According to sources, Lin, consistent with his reputation as a humble guy, didn’t even opt for the swankiest of suites, instead choosing to rent out a mid-level unit. All things considered, his decision should not be surprising in the least, considering where this guy was just two weeks ago: sleeping on a couch and invisible on the bench.