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Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks starting point guard, found some new digs after the media took notice of the fact that the international Christian NBA star had been spending nights on the couches of his brother and teammate recently.
Lin is reportedly renting a space at the W Hotel in Manhattan's Financial District. The New York Post reported that the two-bedroom hotel suite is 1,182 square feet and will cost the Knicks' guard somewhere between $3,600 and $8,900 each month.
His suite is complete with Tui Lifestyle furniture that cost about $35,000, according to the Post. Although Lin will reportedly spend most of his time in the W Hotel suite, he also has a space at the Trump Tower in White Plains, N.Y., near his team's practice facility.
The Trump Tower where Lin will also stay is a 35-story building off Main Street that also reportedly houses other athletes from the Knicks and New York Rangers hockey team.
Almost two weeks ago, a 23-year-old Lin admitted that although he is getting a great deal of attention for leading the Knicks' offense, he did not have a home of his own when the "Linsanity" phenomenon began. Lin slept on the couches of his brother and teammate Landry Fields until his contract was guaranteed in early February.
After his first game starting against the New Jersey Nets, Lin tweeted about having to stay with Fields when his brother had company. Still, he thanked God for the opportunity to do so.
"God is good during our ups and downs! Glad we got the win," Lin tweeted. "Thanks to Landry Fields for letting me crash on his couch last night!"
After besting the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 10, a Taiwanese reporter told Lin that his Taiwanese fans were concerned about his "lodging" situation. After thanking them for the concern, Lin said he was working on it.
More than making his fans in Taiwan happy, Lin's new neighbors seem to approve of his new residences. Verica Beltaseva, a bartender at the Italian restaurant Pranzi located near Lin's new neighborhood in White Plains, said she hoped the Knicks star came into the eatery with the rest of his teammates who frequent the establishment.
"I just heard yesterday that he's moving in right across the street," Beltaseva said in an International Business Times Report. "We hope he comes in here with the other players, this is their spot."