Carmelo Anthony Rents Four NY Apartments While He House Hunts

NBA star Carmelo Anthony, who was traded in February from the Denver Nuggets to the New York Knicks, will soon be moving himself and his extended family and some assistants into several Manhattan rentals so he can take his time looking for the right home to purchase, his real estate agent told AOL Real Estate.

"It was kind of a whirlwind when he came to New York. He didn't want to rush into the actual purchase at that time," says agent Prince Dockery, whose Prince Group is a new addition to the Prudential Douglas Elliman team. "He is going to buy at some point."

Although Dockery wouldn't reveal the exact location of the rentals, the New York Daily News reports that Anthony has taken four--count 'em--apartments in two buildings, the Aldyn and its sister building, the Ashley, both on the Upper West Side.

The Aldyn, designed by Costas Kondylis and Partners LLP, contains 286 apartments, with rental units on the lower floors and condos on the upper, many with unobstructed views of the Hudson River.

If 'Melo gets restless, he can swing by the building's fitness center, 75-foot swimming pool, 38-foot rock climbing wall, squash courts, bowling alley, golf simulator or, of course, its full-size basketball court.

Dockery says it took a few weeks of showing the Anthony clan around the metro area before they settled on the quartet of places. "We were trying to do this in between him playing games and traveling. Usually when an individual comes in town it takes about two days, but in this case it was a little bit more difficult doing it in season."

The 26-year-old gold- and bronze-medal Olympics winner has a four-year-old son, Kiyan, with wife LaLa Vasquez, who turned the couples' wedding plans into a Vh1 reality show called LaLa's Full Court Wedding.

They'll start moving in next month as they gather possessions from two of their other homes, in Denver and Los Angeles. In the meantime, Anthony will debut his new "home colors" shoe, the Jordan Melo M7 Advance (pictured below), at tonight's game in Madison Square Garden.

See interior photos of the Aldyn, and the basketball court Carmelo Anthony might enjoy.

Sheree R. Curry
, who used to work in Manhattan and live in New Jersey, is a three-time award-winning journalist who has covered real estate for six years. During her 20-year career, her articles have appeared regularly in the
Wall Street Journal, TV Week, and Fortune. She's been writing for AOL Real Estate since 2009 from a Minneapolis-area rental. She seeks a book publisher -- or at least a lender who'll give a reasonable mortgage rate to a self-employed mom.

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hello suzanne

he has not showed me any thing , he,s hopping from team to team looking for a ring. he better save his money.

May 01 2011 at 6:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

WTF!!!! Marshmello trying to live like he has Bill Gates money..He'll be just another pro B-ball player broke in another 10 years squandering all them millions....

April 24 2011 at 3:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hope we don't read about him living under four bridges 10 years from now.

April 24 2011 at 1:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I will be moving the first part of his move and it seems to me he has the right idea by not going overboard on a house purchase till he has time after the season

April 24 2011 at 12:29 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

Anyone else need MORE reason why so many of these "instant millionaires" end up pennyless and desititute even just a few years after receiving their windfalls? This idiot can't spend his money fast enough, not even considering that the average playing lifespan of an NBA player is less than 10 years. Grow a brain QUICK, Melo!

April 23 2011 at 8:00 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Bruce's comment

Where is Carmelo supposed to live, in some dump? 19,000 a month is easily affordable to someone making 60 million a year. Im tired of these people hating this young rich Black man. Ive heard nothing but negative comments on here.

May 01 2011 at 10:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

BTW. You said you went to Syracuse? Your writing is NOT an endorsement for the schools academics!

April 23 2011 at 7:13 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Seahawks rule...YOU need to learn how to spell and punctuate. Oh, I URBAN public school grad!

April 23 2011 at 7:12 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Please, he is 26 years old. the Knicks will not win a championship without a point guard, or another big time player, but they have two very good players to start with. Carmello is at a disadvantage , he does not handle the ball as much as D-Wade, Lebron or even Derek Rose, so he has to depend on other players to win. maybe chris paul will join the Knicks. That will make them contenders.

April 23 2011 at 7:07 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to antrich4000's comment

This d1ck is too concerned with smoking his blunts. He is not, I repeat, NOT a winner. Just another dope smoking tatooed idiot.

April 23 2011 at 9:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Nuggets won't miss Melo! Knicks got swindled!

April 23 2011 at 7:04 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

one apartment in NYC is expensive. He's got four, upper west side. Hope he does not spend all those millions they Knicks signed him for. Boy, he must have a lot of hangers-on. Carmello will find out NYC housing market is not as cheap as denver...

April 23 2011 at 7:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to antrich4000's comment

Carmelo can easily afford a measely 19,000 a month on housing. He making 60 million a year. and I dont see him going broke any time soon. I dont suggest he purchase something until he is more stable. The guys can get traded at anytime and may have to pack up and leave.

May 01 2011 at 10:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply