Jeremy Lin has finally made it to the big time. After a difficult few years filled with rejection while he patiently sat on the bench, he has capitalized on his moment of opportunity and turned the New York Knicks into the Jeremy Lin Show. With the team's two top players out of commission for injuries and family issues, Lin has taken over the Knicks and led them to four straight victories, last night against the LA Lakers and Kobe Bryant, who was under-prepared to take on the Asian sensation.
Although Lin's role on the team once the Knicks' star player Carmelo Anthony returns to the court is unclear, for the first time in his life Lin has been offered a steady contract. With his spot on the Knicks secure, Jeremy Lin, who the New York Times revealed had been sleeping on a couch in his brother's NY apartment, finally has the financial security to live on his own.
According to an anonymous realtor who is working with Lin, the American-born player with Taiwanese parents, is looking for a single bedroom apartment in the $6000 range, and is open to any locations in the city. Lin is surely in good hands while he searches for his first NY apartment, a rite of passage for anyone living in the city, but here are five apartment's the Harvard graduate should consider looking at before he makes a final decision.
1. 350 West 42nd Street, MidtownIf Lin is looking for something close to Madison Square Garden he might consider this spacious, 670 square foot apartment located walking distance from the Knicks' stadium. The $3,200 condo features 9-foot high ceilings, hardwood floors, and a modern kitchen. The building is 60 stories tall and offers premiere amenities including a 24-hour doorman, concierge service, a residents lounge, a gym, a lap pool, and a beautiful sundeck overlooking the city.
2. 29 Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village If he's looking to move into one of New York's hottest neighborhoods Jeremy Lin should check out this two bedroom apartment in Greenwich Village. The $4,595 rental features high ceilings, oak floors, a fireplace and a kitchen with granite counters and a dishwasher. Living in the Village would also give Lin easy access to New York's famous street basketball court, The Cage at West 4th St.
3. 49 North 8th Street, WilliamsburgJeremy Lin should consider moving to Brooklyn, NY's fastest developing and most eclectic borough. Ten years ago Williamsburg was a neighborhood full of abandoned factories and random pockets of insane artist colonies, but today the area has developed into one of the city's hippest and most popular destinations. This furnished waterfront property offers two bedrooms separated by a living room and kitchen, and comes with a fridge, dishwasher, oven, microwave and sink disposal. The $5,000 condo is 1200 square feet.
4. 71 Nassau Street, Financial DistrictOne of Manhattan's up-and-coming neighborhoods for housing, the area is currently known for Bowling Green park and the many bank offices that line Wall St. The $3,000, 934 square foot apartment offers high cielings, hardwood floors, modern appliances and a walk in closet. The pre-war building offers 24 our concierge service, a fitness room and a rooftop terrace.
5. 325 Fifth Avenue, GramercyThis spacious $6,300 apartment offers is located at the heart of NY's hustle and bustle, and offers 10 foot high cielings and both Southern and Western exposures.The apartment also has a balcony to enjoy the view from the 23rd floor, oak floors, a state of the art kitchen and marble countertops.
Which apartment would you choose if you were Jeremy Lin?