No more couch: Lin rents swanky condo
Breakout New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin is renting an all-inclusive, impeccably furnished pad at the W Hotel in Manhattan’s Financial District, sources said.
His swanky, 1,182-square-foot (110-square-meter) condo at the Sunshine Select Residences is in addition to his new digs at the Trump Tower in White Plains.
And both are vast improvements over crashing on a couch at his brother’s Lower East Side pad, which was Lin’s living situation just weeks ago.
The two-bedroom W suite comes outfitted with $30,000 to $35,000 worth of Tui Lifestyle furniture.
Rents there range from $3,600 to $8,900 a month, according to Streeteasy.com. The owner of Lin’s unit had put the two-bed, two-bath apartment up for sale for $2.315 million before renting it out.
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.
The humble hoops star did not pick the flashiest apartment in the building and instead went for a mid-level unit, sources said.
Lin will sign the rental papers this week, giving him a short trip to Madison Square Garden on game nights.
And his Westchester County condo — owned by his pal and former Golden State Warrior teammate David Lee — is a short drive from the Knicks’ practice facility in Greenburgh, N.Y.
Sources said Lin plans to spend most of his time at the hotel residence.
Lin, an ex-NBA cast-off cut by two teams, sparked a phenomenon known as Linsanity in helping the Knicks turn around a losing season.
Along the way, he has also shown an uncanny ability to win friends — even among opponents. Nets forward Kris Humphries said, "It’s nice to see great things happen for nice people."