Weiner rents pricey Park Avenue South pad
The latest question surrounding embattled former Queens politician Anthony Weiner is a real estate one. “Everyone assumes” the 254 Park Avenue South rental in which he resides with wife Huma Abedin is “free, thanks to a donor, a friend of Bill and Hillary or even just someone with an empty place who is connected,” a top Democratic fund-raiser told the New York Post.
The Post reported that the pair live in a 2,120-square-foot, four-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom 12th-floor apartment in the building owned by Jack Rosen’s Rosen Partners. He oversees the American Jewish Congress and is a major political donor, especially to the Clintons. Abedin is a top aide to Hillary Clinton.
The couple reportedly pays market rate for the apartment, which would run between $12,000 and $14,000 per month, the Post said. Political sources quoted by the Post questioned how the couple could afford the apartment — especially without Weiner’s salary. But a Hillary Clinton spokesperson insisted they pay the market rate rent.