He virtually couldn’t swing it.
Alex Rodriguez shelled out $9.9 million for a Central Park West co-op — after initially being denied by the constructing’s board, The Post can report.
According to sources acquainted with the transaction, the previous Yankee and businessman “made a big fuss about it” and “begged” for the unit till he received it.
“He almost didn’t get accepted and begged the board to accept him,” one insider defined to The Post.
“He had a tantrum and then they said ‘yes.’”
According to a separate supply, the board didn’t need somebody with A-Rod’s “reputation.”
“It is a typical white-glove Central Park West co-op,” the supply stated. “They don’t want anyone with celebrity status living here. That is not what they are going for.”
Rodriguez, 46, bought the three-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom unit from actual property developer Jordan Vogel. Reps for Vogel didn’t reply to The Post’s request for remark. Rodriguez’s reps additionally didn’t instantly return a request for remark.
Vogel, 42, had initially bought the second-floor unit for $6.75 million, information present.
Images present the palatial constructing towering over Central Park’s western entrance, instantly throughout the road from the Natural History Museum.
“It is the crown jewel of famed architect Emery Roth,” the itemizing states, “and one of the most prestigious addresses in the entire city.”
Residents enter by way of a grand lobby full with an artwork gallery. Units just like the one Rodriguez bought have inventive touches all through.
Upon entry is an 8.5-foot-tall glass casement door, which leads into the central gallery. The 500-square-foot front room options views of Central Park and comes with a wood-burning hearth.
Rodriguez insisted on the board’s approval for the unit regardless of one obvious disadvantage.
“It is shocking that he would want a place on the second floor. It is not private at all. I think it’s a massive mistake,” the supply opined.
In the previous, Rodriguez discovered himself embroiled in scandal when a photographer took a rogue picture of him on the bathroom of his rest room, shot by way of the window of his NYC penthouse he shared with ex Jennifer Lopez on the time.
“I’m certainly not suing,” Rodriguez stated in June 2019. “The one thing is, I actually do my best thinking there! I wasn’t ready for the picture. It is what it is … I have to invest in some good blinds, and I think I am.”
But, in keeping with the insider, Rodriguez wasn’t fazed by the extent of this new nook unit and “loved the renovations” situated on the Beresford.
Spanning 900 sq. toes, the first suite options two full loos, a dressing room and a separate sitting room.
The formal eating room is oak-paneled with “discretely designed storage,” the itemizing states. And the bistro-like kitchen has restored unique St. Charles cabinetry outfitted with professional-grade home equipment, together with two dishwashers.
Roberto Cabrera with Brown Harris Stevens held the itemizing.