From the NY Post:
Blue-collar Mets stars have forsaken Yankee-style Manhattan condos to pitch their tents in two rental buildings on the Long Island City waterfront — a 20-minute drive or quick No. 7 train jaunt to Citi Field.
Neighborhood sources said the young players, along with manager Terry Collins, are concentrated in a shimmering 39-story building along the East River, where rents range from $2,200 to $6,000 a month, and a 32-story sister skyscraper two blocks away.
Residents say LIC has become an Amazin’ enclave.
“There aren’t too many areas of Queens where celebrities are living,” said Andrew Kleinberg, a portfolio manager and neighborhood blogger. “It adds cachet, and that’s hard to get here.”
Okay, just have to say that several members of the '86 Mets lived in Queens, some of them near where I lived. They hung out in local bars and lived among the unwashed masses. Most of the Brooklyn Dodgers lived in Brooklyn. This isn't something new so I have to wonder why it's newsworthy. Someone with a vested interest in filling buildings in LIC must have a friend at the Post.