Oct
12

Real Estate-rod

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A-Rod, according to The Post, may drop somewhere between $39 and $41 million on a seven-room townhouse on East 80th St. between Fifth and Madison Aves. If he’s spending that much money on an Upper East Side pad, does he really plan to leave New York?

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  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    According to Scott Boras, that will be about a years’ salary.

  • zack

    I am still 100% convinced A-Rod will remain a Yankee. I think he WANTS to remain a Yankee, and everything he said in the last month or so seems to indicate that…

  • Jersey

    Wow. Love this like I love those “this feels like home” comments he made when they clinched the WC.

  • Yankee Fan in Chicago

    7 bedrooms, not 7 rooms.

    I mean, I knows it’s location, location, locations, and those streets between 5th and Madison are beautiful and chock full of embassies and what not, but those would have to be 7 ginormous rooms at that price.

  • http://breakingballs.riveraveblues.com Tommy

    According to his real estate agent, upper East side condos are a great fit for ARod.

  • davi

    i think arod would benefit from living downtown somewhere. it could even be in the trendy spots like soho or tribecca. Tiffany’s just put in a new store on wall street, so arods wife could stroll over there. downtown is less crowded, less touristy, more relaxed. it will help his playoff performance. really i think it will

  • Tripp

    Man if he bought that house and then left the Yankees for another team he could NEVER show his face in NY. He would have to put a helipad on the roof and fly in so that he would never have to be seen on the streets.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      That makes me wonder how Yankee fans will treat him when he goes back to the Stadium for the ’08 AS game if he bolts for a NL team. Honestly, he deserves nothing less than a long & loud standing ovation.

      • zack

        Meaning he will get booed horribly, judging Yanks’ fans reactions these days…

        God I hate the Red Sox

  • yankz

    Wasn’t it the Post that was reporting he was going to buy some mansion in CT?

  • http://yankeesetc.blogspot.com/ Travis G.

    the East Side?! i’ll boo him for that – any self-respecting NYer lives on the West Side!

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      As a native West Sider now living in the displaced West Side of Park Slope, this, Travis, warms my heart.

  • Ikanspel

    Sorry to say, but JDamon bought a huge Brookline manse ($14m if I recall correctly) shortly before signing with NYY. luxury real estate remains liquid and says little about their willingness to resign.

    • steve (different one)

      true, but i think A-Rod KNOWS if he is staying or not, since the only way he leaves will be if he WANTS to leave. i would bet that Damon really thought, up until the day he signed with NY, that he was going to stay with the Sox.

      your larger point is obviously true, it doesn’t necessarily mean anything that he is buying this asset, but i just think the situations are slightly different.

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