Friday, August 29, 2008

There Goes the Neighborhood: Sir Alex Moves In

Yay, my new house is worth more than Gerrard's!

Anyone who follows the footy even remotely knows Sir Alex Ferguson. Fergie. The genius behind (blech) Manchester United. However, it's probably fairly safe to say that most Americans couldn't pick Sir Alex out of line-up if he was placed next to Kim Jong-Il, Barack Obama, and Abby Clancy. While New York may have more than its fair share of footy fans, one wonders how many of them will be living near Sir Alex in the coming months.

Recent reports out of New York City indicate that all plans are full-steam ahead for Manhattan House, an uber-luxe 538-unit high-rise undergoing condo conversion. The latest is that Sir Alex has purchased a 3-bedroom penthouse unit at the toney address. At close to 3000 square-feet and $2,700 per square foot, the digs are worth approximately $8.1 million. That's close to £4.5 million, or 2.25 times Steven Gerrard's house (no word on whether Rafa's house also exceeds that of his midfielder).

So now the other well-to-do residents of 200 E. 66th Street will get to hobknob with a Knight of the Realm and world-famous football manager. I'm sure that at least a few of the 537 other residents will be excited by their new neighbor. But will Sir Alex be able to walk a few blocks West and meander through Central Park without being hassled? Can he jog over to the Plaza or the Waldorf-Astoria for afternoon tea without some chav yelling at him that Rio Ferdinand is complete shite?

So, if any of you Mancs feel the need to give Sir Alex a piece of your mind after they blow the double this season, you know where to find him now.


ΓΌ75 said...

This ties in nicely with the announcement that we will be doing a liveblog/open Thread of today's Super Cup. Fergie promises to try hard, we'll see how it goes.

Kopper said...

Hmmm... I wonder if any angry New Yorkers will kick him in the nuts like that guy did in Euston Station.

I grew up about 8 blocks from his new place. There used to be a high-end restaurant right across the street that was notorious for the $1000+ hookers/escorts waiting at the bar while sipping champagne.

The NY Kid said...

@Kopper - You grew up at the Pierre?

Bigus Dickus said...

i reckon I could persuade him to join me watch Man U v Chelsea at GK..Oh..wait..