Hailing from California and having recently moved from Dallas, Knicks player Tyson Chandler may have feared the onset of claustrophobia by moving to New York City.
Such is not the case, as the staggering 7 ft. 1 in. center has found himself a 3,585 square ft. apartment in The Rushmore condominium on Riverside Blvd. The unit boasts five bedrooms, five-plus bathrooms, and impressive river views.
However as most NYC natives know, such an expanse comes at an expense – $32,500 a month, that is. Chandler is said to be “test driving” the space and no terms were disclosed.
The Rushmore is no stranger to New York athletes either, as all-star Yankee Alex Rodriguez is in contract to sell his own apartment at an $8 million asking price. Rodriguez bought it for $5.5 million ten months prior.
The stream of new blood into the Knicks and its city is an auspicious sign for the team’s future. One rookie in particular made quite the impression during his first game against the Utah Jazz Monday evening.
Jeremy Lin, otherwise known as “Linsanity,” scored 28 points and 8 assists against Utah, leading the Knicks to a 99-88 victory. The Harvard graduate is certainly one to look out for in the upcoming months, as is Chandler on the Upper West Side.