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A New York champion with a championship NYC view. (Manning: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Remember sports? They say you don’t know what you have until it’s gone, and sports fans are experiencing the hard truth of that adage right now. You might not be able to catch a game until the coronavirus crisis is over, but you can read about where your favorite sports stars live. Whether you’re jonesing for basketball, baseball, or football, StreetEasy’s got you covered. Let’s check out some of your favorite NYC sports stars’ homes.

Where Do NYC Baseball Stars Live?

We didn’t get to have an opening day, but we can still count on our hometown Yankees for entertainment. The real-estate empire of Yankees legend Alex Rodriguez alone could send this story into extra innings. A-Rod and J-Lo recently sold their 4,000-square-foot apartment on Park Avenue, and the city views and super-luxe finishes make it easy to see why it went for more than $15 million.

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Super-couple A-Rod and J-Lo shared this spacious Park Avenue home.

The building also offers some of the craziest condo amenities you’ll see in NYC, including a private Michelin-starred restaurant and a 75-foot indoor swimming pool. (And did you know A-Rod is also a New York landlord?)

A-Rod isn’t the only Yankee to dive into luxury real estate, though. Outfielder Aaron Judge rented a spectacular penthouse in Murray Hill back in 2017, with a spectacular rent to match: $13,900 per month. For that kind of money, let’s hope he can see Yankee Stadium from one of its two terraces!

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David Cone’s gigantic Greenwich Village kitchen.

Not to be outdone, former perfect-game pitcher and current Yankees commentator David Cone listed his Greenwich Village 4-bedroom home in 2019 for $9.9 million. The floor-through apartment features an enormous gourmet kitchen and a wall of windows that lead out to a large balcony.

Don’t worry, Mets fans: Mets players have scored some amazing NYC real estate too! The team that plays together stays together, it seems — many Mets players have apparently lived in the same building as well as playing on the same team. One such building is the high-end Avalon Riverview in Hunters Point, which offers fantastic views of Manhattan and a fairly quick commute to Citi Field. Players like David Wright, Jon Niese, and Daniel Murphy have all done stints at the Avalon.

Another Mets-centric building is the Sky tower in Hell’s Kitchen, home to pitchers A.J. Ramos and Noah Syndergaard. (Syndergaard is especially fond of featuring the building on his Instagram account.)

This ultra-high-end skyscraper has amenities that can beat A-Rod’s former home in any subway series. Not only is there an indoor lap pool, there are also not one but two outdoor pools, a “water club,” a pet spa, and an NBA regulation-size basketball court.

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Homes of NYC Basketball Stars

Did someone say NBA? The Knicks and Nets have dribbled their way through NYC real estate as well. Jason Kidd, who played for both local teams before briefly becoming the Nets’ head coach, no longer lives in the area but had a pretty sweet NYC pad when he did. Kidd sold his 4-bedroom condo at the fabulous Aldyn in Lincoln Square for $5.35 million in 2018.

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Not a bad view from Jason Kidd’s dining room at the Aldyn.

Another former Net did pretty well for himself while he was in town, too: Bojan Bogdanovic. Bogdanovic took advantage of the building boom in downtown Brooklyn to score himself a 35th floor luxury condo at 388 Bridge Street. The tallest tower in the borough, the building offers great amenities and even better city and river views.

NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony lived like a true baller when he played for the Knicks. He reportedly combined two units in a building in far-west Chelsea to create a customized mansion overlooking the High Line.

Before that, Melo laid his head uptown at this maxed-out Fifth Avenue condo: It’s currently for rent again, if you have $29,950 per month to spare!

And while many associate Phil Jackson with the Michael Jordan–era Chicago Bulls, the legendary coach won two NBA championships as a player with the Knicks in the 1970s. He was a high-level Knicks executive in the 2010s, and during that time he lived in serious style at the Osborne, a spectacular prewar building on West 57th Street.

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Oh, the decisions Phil Jackson must have made in this mahogany-paneled study.

Diagonally across the street from Carnegie Hall, the Osborne once home to musical greats like Leonard Bernstein and Bobby Short. Jackson’s unit, a beauty with hand-carved mahogany paneling and original stained glass windows, sold for $5 million in 2018.

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NFL Players’ NYC Homes

Despite it not even being football season, Tom Brady still finds a way to make news. No other player has so dominated the NYC real estate scene without even playing for a local team. His purchases across the city, including in prestigious buildings like One Madison and 70 Vestry Street, are well documented.

Less well known, perhaps, is Eli Manning’s stunning Hoboken condo. The longtime New York Giants quarterback sold this gem in the Hudson Tea building, with breathtaking views of Manhattan, for $3.5 million in 2018.

Manning’s home reportedly set a record for the highest ever purchase price in the city, which is just across the Hudson river — and not far from MetLife stadium. A fitting end to a tremendously successful career.

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