Knicks Carmelo Anthony Takes Manhattan by Storm
By Ben Fractenberg
MEATPACKING DISTRICT — Carmelo Anthony is already becoming a man about town in the Big Apple.
The Knicks' newest super star has already had a Carnegie Deli sandwich and Shake Shack shake named after him and was been spotted around Manhattan several times with his wife since they landed in New York on Tuesday.
Anthony and his wife La La Vazquez were the Spotted Pig in the West Village grabbing dinner at a private party hosted by Amar'e Stoudemire after New York beat the Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night, the New York Post reported.
The Knicks acquired Anthony, point guard Chauncey Billups and three other players in a 12-player trade with Denver and Minnesota on Monday.
"It was a welcome from Amar'e to two guys who changed teams midseason, to make them feel at home," a source told the Post.
Anthony, 26, has also reportedly been checking out new digs around the city. He already looked at Soho Mews at 311 West Broadway and at 158 Mercer Street, Curbed reported. The 6-foot-8 Anthony and his wife are looking to rent a place for the bargain price of about $30,000 per month.
Meanwhile, Vazquez is set to appear in a VH1 reality show about the couple’s move to the Big Apple tentatively titled "La La’s Full Court Life."
The show will air in August and run for 10 episodes. The series started filming in January so viewers will get to see the full transition of their move from Denver to New York.
Anthony will be back on the court with his new teammates on Friday when the Knicks play at Cleveland. The Knicks play at Miami on Sunday before returning back to New York next week.