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New York Knicks star lands Chelsea penthouse for $5.8M

He now has a closer commute to the Garden

September 01, 2016 10:46AM

55 West 23rd Street in Chelsea and Joakim Noah

55 West 23rd Street in Chelsea and Joakim Noah

New York Knicks center Joakim Noah will have an easy commute to practice after landing a penthouse in Chelsea for $5.8 million.

Noah, 31, bought a three-bedroom condo at 555 West 23rd Street, the New York Post reported. The home spans 2,297 square feet and features a 2,000-square-foot terrace, which has a built-in hot tub, a wet bar and a gas grill.

555west23rdstreetpha-chelseanewyork_tal_alexander_douglasel-1“He likes its proximity to practice, and the fact that he can have late night and early morning hoop practice before and after games at Chelsea Piers, which is like an extension of the building,” a source told the Post.

Douglas Elliman’s Leticia Busso, who reportedly dates Noah, represented him in the deal. The brokerage’s Tal Alexander, Oren Alexander, Ian Slater and Jared Schwadron had the listing. Douglaston Development built the condominium in 2005. Noah’s penthouse is one of 336 units in the building.

Noah, a New York native, was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 2007 and joined the Knicks earlier this year, signing a four-year deal worth $72 million. He’ll be reuniting with former Bulls star Derrick Rose, who along with Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis hope to bring an ailing franchise back to respectability. [NYP] — Kathryn Brenzel

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