A-Rod’s rental on the market for $55 million


Here’s a good “You know he’s a rich athlete when” story: Alex Rodriguez‘s condo at 15 Central Park West for which he pays $30,000 per month in rent is on the market for $55 million. The landlord took A-Rod‘s apartment and the place next door, combined them into one giant loft and selling it for that princely sum. Curbed says the price comes out to $10,576 a square foot. Any takers?

Categories : Asides, Not Baseball
  • Steve H

    I’ll take a square foot.

    • Snakes on the mother effin Temple Of Doom

      I will too, but I won’t pay a dime over $9999.99.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        To be frank, I’m surprised Alex didn’t ACTUALLY sublet one single square foot of his place, time-share style. Think about it.

        $1,000 a year gets you one day of one square foot in the corner of, let’s say, Alex’s kitchen. You’re not allowed to go anywhere else in the place or leave that square foot, just stand there and watch him (while he’s in the kitchen or your line of sight). He’s free to engage in conversation with you, but not obligated to. You have to sign a full non-disclosure agreement.

        Crazy? Yes. Would some fans actually do it? Yes. Would it stoke Alex’s narcissistic ego that some shlub paid a grand to stand in the corner of his kitchen for a day, watching him mix a MetRx shake and track his stocks on for a few minutes? Yes.

        What do you get the man who has everything? Sycophantic human furniture, that’s what.

        • Snakes on the mother effin Temple Of Doom

          There’s a reality show in here.

        • mustang

          Your “ridiculous upside” just increased by 2.

      • mustang

        That’s America baby !!!!

        • mustang

          wrong spot next comment

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    If only the subprime mortgage bubble hadn’t burst. I’d be all over that shit.

    I’d like to buy that 55M condo. I’ll give you no money down and I’ll take a 60-year ARM with $200 a month interest-only payments for the first 5 years. I offer no collateral, have no references, and wish not to disclose my income.

    Thanks. I’ll pick up the keys on Monday.

    • Mike Axisa

      You take checks, right?


      • T-Dubs


        • Mike Axisa

          Maybe, maybe not.

          Okay yes.

          • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

            Marge: Homer, are you giving up on your religion?
            Homer: NO! No, no, no, no, no.

            Well, yes.

            • T-Dubs

              There was a caucus at work today and I spent a good hour trying to find the Simpsons clip where the teachers and in a conga line singing “Caucus, Caucus, Caucus!”

    • Steve H

      Can I be your mortgage broker? Don’t want to be you (foreclosure coming) or the bank, but I’ll be your broker and get my cut up front. I have no idea what I’m doing, but since the market is booming I’ll jump into the field. Don’t worry about giving me proof of income, I know what you need to make to qualify, so I’ll just write that in. I understand your mortgage payment may be higher than your monthly income up front, but in a few years, this place will be worth double, so you’ll be fine but just doing a cash out refi. Win, win, win.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        Don’t want to be you (foreclosure coming) or the bank, but I’ll be your broker and get my cut up front.

        Meh, my credit was already fucked anyway… what’s an extra 55M going to change anything?

  • Salty Buggah

    Can we use monopoly money? If so, then I’ll buy a bunch of games and try to collect $55 million.

    (I wonder how much it’ll cost. Seems like it still will be costly, just not nearly as much)

    • Richard Iurilli

      Won’t take long if you buy Monopoly: Here and Now.

  • bexarama

    I totally thought that said *A-Rod on the market for $55M” like he’d somehow gone to free agency through some loophole in his contract and my heart flat-out stopped

    • king of fruitless hypotheticals

      no its like football, we’re lending the Marlins ARod, and they’re going to pick up his salary and give us some boot to make up for it.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        Our team is so the balls, that for fun, we’re going to loan out our best players on occasion.

        We’re also planning on giving our 7th starter his outright release a few weeks before Opening Day, on carrying a 25th player who can’t do anything but hit and may not even do that, and doing some other thing that I’m not allowed to talk about today.

        We’re literally daring the league to beat us with one hand tied behind our back. Literally. We’re going to play all of June with our left hands only, Jim Abbott style.

        • bexarama

          pistol pete was right: Curtis Granderson is gonna bat right-handed this year

          • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size


  • Drew

    Would they take an IOU? I’m good for it.

  • thurdonpaul

    So if somebody buys this place A-Rod might be homeless ? Awww, shouldnt we start up a collection for him ?

    • Matt Imbrogno

      He can crash on my couch if he’d like.

      • thurdonpaul

        I might be able to make room for him in the basement.

  • Poopy Pants

    I work 3 blocks from this apartment. Madonna has a place nearby, too.