NBA All-Star Paul Pierce has moved into a full-floor Tribeca loft at the Franklin Tower. The Boston Celtics legend, who jumped this year to the Brooklyn Nets, will move into a 5,000-square-foot home at 90 Franklin Street that was on the rental market asking $35,000 per month. [more]
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A pair of top NBA agents were spotted in huddled talks with Jacqueline Bayer of the Moinian Group this week, and sources told the Post that the group was negotiating a possible $20 million-plus deal for a dozen apartments at the new W New York Downtown Hotel & Residences. The conversation, which took place at the new condo-hotel’s BLT Bar & Grill, centered around one- and two-bedroom crash pads for visiting basketball stars on the upper floors of the property, with views of the Hudson River and of Ground Zero. Leon Rose and William Wesley of Creative Artists Agency, who represent LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul, were present. [Post]
The New Jersey Nets have reached a long-anticipated deal to move to Newark’s Prudential Center for the next two years, as the team plans for the Barclays Arena to open two years from now at the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker confirmed the deal following a special session of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority this morning and furious negotiations to finalize talks with the Prudential Center officials.
“It’s extraordinarily exciting,” Booker told The Real Deal in a telephone interview. “Not only will it bring economic opportunity, energy excitement to our downtown, for the Nets they are going to receive one of the most exciting fan bases they’ve had in years and years.”
The deal ends months of speculation about the Nets, who have struggled to draw fans to the East Rutherford arena after the New Jersey Devils ditched the former Continental Airlines arena for Newark. … [more]