Knicks star Lin moves from couch to fancy NYC pad

New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin, who famously slept on a

teammate’s couch the night before his breakout performance, now has

an apartment of his own.

The two-bedroom rental is on the 38th floor of the residences at

the W New York Downtown Hotel and overlooks the Statue of


The Wall Street Journal ( ) reports that

Lin signed the contract Wednesday.

The apartment was listed at $13,000 a month. Matthew Moinian,

the son of W’s developer, says Lin got a better deal, but he

declined to disclose the price.

Lin was waiting to see if the Knicks would guarantee him a

contract before he got his own apartment. In the meantime, he

stayed with his brother and a teammate.

Lin is now signed with the Knicks through the season.

Information from: The Wall Street Journal,