The beginning of the season is always a fun time for New York City real estate watchers. The Yanks and Mets bring in a brand new crop of transient millionaires who need places to live, and The Post’s Page 6 and the city’s real estate gossip blogs work overtime to find the latest and greatest pads for baseball players. We know that Derek Jeter recently took out a new apartment in his Trump building so that he could get a better night’s sleep, and this week we learn where Rafael Soriano is dropping his new-found millions.
8th Inning-only pitcher set-up man has set up shop at the RiversEdge in Weehawken, New Jersey. The luxury building is a 25-minute drive away from Yankee Stadium, and Soriano is dropping $15,000 a month on not one but four apartments. One of them is for him; another for his assistant; the third is for his trainer and chef; and the fourth is for his sister, who according to The Real Deal, often travels from the Dominican to see Soriano pitch.
Soriano, whose RiversEdge neighbors include one Boone Logan, has taken up shop in a 1500-square foot two-bedroom unit with views of the Manhattan skyline. My favorite part of the report though is the quote from Gershon Adjaye, Soriano’s broker. “Rafael was looking for a place with proximity to the stadium without being in the city,” Adjaye said, “and he wanted to be able to have enough space where his chef and assistant were nearby, but not living with him.” It must be nice to be paid that well, eh?