Rangers HC Quinn buys Chelsea home
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New York Rangers head coach David Quinn has become a city resident as he closed on a $2.6 million loft in Chelsea.

David Quinn, the newly hired head coach of the New York Rangers, has purchased a loft in Chelsea for $2.6 million. The loft is a mere eight-block walk from Madison Square Garden.

Quinn, who for the past five season’s was the head coach at Boston University, closed on the property on Wednesday. The one-bedroom apartment at Chelsea Mercantile, a 100-year-old, limestone-clad garment factory which was converted into luxury condominiums.

“I was looking for a place that was close to Madison Square Garden.”

Quinn spoke with Becky Strum of Mansion Global, also mentioning that he likes the casual feeling of a loft and wanted high ceilings.

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Quinn had to decide if he wanted his home to be near the Rangers training facility in Tarrytown, NY or in the middle of the Big Apple near where his team would play their home games.

“I thought to myself if I’m going to coach the New York Rangers than I should live in the city,” he said to Strum, plus “I’m more of a city person.”

To make life easier for the head coach, he also rented a place in Westchester where he will stay when the Rangers are practicing on the off days.

The 2,000 square foot home sits in the middle of a large living and entertaining space with recess lighting and 11-foot ceilings. An open kitchen off the main living space comes with top appliances, warm wooden cabinetry, and a walk-in pantry. A 20-foot master bedroom with a walk-in closet and limestone-clad en-suite bathroom. A den could be converted into a second bedroom or office, the listing says.

To top of the necessity of living in New York City, the property has a roof-top sun deck, gym, and a dry cleaning service.

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