Carmelo Anthony will soon be on the move.
No, not from the New York Knicks, whom he joined last year and signed a three-year, $67 million contact extension to become the face of the Big Apple’s NBA franchise. Instead, Melo and his reality TV star wife, La La, are out looking for a new Manhattan apartment to rent, now that their current pad at The Hit Factory has hit the market.
Melo rented the 3,800-square foot penthouse duplex at 421-429 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019 after his trade to New York from the Denver Nuggets last February, but there will be no lease extension now that the 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom condo is listed for sale for $5.75 million.
The Hit Factory is a 25-unit condo building in Columbus Circle that once housed one of the most famous recording studios in the world — a place where everyone from the Rolling Stones to Bruce Springsteen to John Lennon to Mariah Carey cranked out some of the greatest and best-selling music recordings in history.
But for Anthony, who actively sought to move his career to New York after refusing a contract extension with the Nuggets, it’s not music history he cares about. He wants to return the wayward Knicks to NBA playoff prominence, and with a contract that runs through the end of the 2014-2015 season, the All-Star knows his time in New York could be short and intense, if he doesn’t deliver.