Jeremy Lin, the emerging basketball sensation, found a home in the Knicks' starting lineup at Madison Square Garden just over two weeks ago.
在三周前，林书豪（Jeremy Lin）在麦迪逊广场花园（Madison Square Garden）成为纽约尼克斯队（Knicks）的首发控卫，变身为迅速崛起的篮球新星。
Now he has completed another rite of passage for a newborn New York celebrity: On Wednesday, after a closely followed house hunt, he signed a contract to rent a furnished condo on the 38th floor of the residences at the W New York Downtown Hotel.
现在，他完成了向纽约新生代明星过渡的又一仪式：上周三，经过受到媒体密切关注的找房行动后，他签约租下了纽约下城W酒店（W New York Downtown Hotel）位于38层的一套精装公寓。
The two-bedroom apartment
comes with a 4-foot-high sculpture
in the glass-walled living room, original art on the walls, pots and pans in the cabinets and views out to the Statue of Liberty and the memorial
pools at the World Trade Center.
这套两卧室公寓装着玻璃幕 的起居室内摆设着一座4英尺（约1.2米）高的雕像， 上挂有原创艺术作品，壁橱内各种厨具一应俱全，窗外能看到自由女神像（Statue of Liberty）及世贸中心（World Trade Center）的纪念水池。
It also comes with that staple
of New York real estate, the celebrity
discount, and shows the close connection
between the upper echelons of the sports and real-estate industries in New York.
The apartment, with interiors furnished by Louise Sunshine, the doyen of New York marketing, had a listed rent of $13,000 a month. But Matthew Moinian, the son of the W's developer Joseph Moinian, said Mr. Lin got a better deal, but declined to disclose
the final contract price.
公寓的室内装潢出自纽约房地产营销元老露易丝•桑夏恩（Louise Sunshine）之手。公寓挂牌月租金为1.3万美元。但W酒店开发商约瑟夫•莫尼安（Joseph Moinian）之子马修•莫尼安（Matthew Moinian）说，林书豪拿到的价格比较优惠，但他拒绝透露最终的签约价格。
'We were trying
him,' he said. 'We want to help him as much as possible with his new life.'
Mr. Moinian said that his family had developed close ties over the years to a number of Knicks players and coaches, including with Herb Williams, the Knicks assistant
coach and former player, who attended the younger Mr. Moinian's bar mitzvah in the 1990s.
Mr. Lin said in a statement that he was attracted to the W Downtown because of its amenities and his familiarity
with the W Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan, where his parents grew up.
'It's a nice place to come home to with amazing
views,' he said in the statement.
Mr. Lin had been sleeping
on the couch in his brother's living room, uncertain
about whether he would be cut from the team, when he suddenly emerged from obscurity
and began turning around a losing season.
Mr. Lin was anxious
to find a place to move in right away and checked out Mr. Williams's suggestion
that he try the W Downtown, according to people familiar with the deal. Mr. Williams declined to comment
through a team spokesman.
After looking at 20 apartments, Mr. Lin picked a completely furnished one that was already in contract for sale to an investor, who will continue the rental. The 1,182-square-foot apartment
was listed for sale at $2.3 million, or more than $1,950 a square foot. The closing is scheduled for next month.
Ms. Sunshine said that she had created seven apartments on the 38th floor, fully furnished with midcentury objects and contemporary
design, all of which are now in contract. The idea was to find rental tenants, and sell the apartments with tenants to investors, who would be able to draw immediate income.
Ms. Sunshine said she is now working
on the furnishing and redesign of 25 other condos in the building.
During his apartment
search, Mr. Lin was reported to have sublet a two-bedroom apartment
at Trump Tower at City Center in White Plains, near a training site used by the Knicks.
But several people familiar with Mr. Lin's apartment
hunt said he had never actually
When he first came to the W Downtown, Mr. Lin stopped off at the BLT Bar & Grill at the base of the 58-story building, and was immediately mobbed by well-wishers, Mr. Moinian said.
马修说，林书豪第一次来到W酒店时曾在这栋58层大楼地下层的BLT Bar & Grill餐厅停留，瞬间就有很多球迷围过来。
After that, Mr. Moinian said he arranged with the restaurant
to provide Mr. Lin regular access
to the restaurant's private dining room.
'You can't live on room service all the time,' he said.