Former United Airlines Chief Scores A-Rod’s Rushmore Apartment

a rod Former United Airlines Chief Scores A Rods Rushmore Apartment

Hudson River views for $6.6 million

It must have been the view that convinced Gerald Greenwald and wife Glenda to purchase Alex Rodriguez‘s 35th-floor condo at the The Rushmore.

Mr. Greenwald, the former chairman and CEO of United Airlines and current managing partner of the Greenbriar Equity Group, must have been accustomed to lofty views from his days at the airline. And this apartment has views galore—”forever unobstructed views” with 60-linear feet over the Hudson, as the Adam Modlin listing gushes.

The Yankees star’s apartment, whose $6.6 million sale was first reported by the New York Post, was purchased for a mere $5.5 million last year, but pads at Gary Barnett’s glamorous Riverside Boulevard tower have been selling like hot cakes lately (and A-Rod supposedly threw in his furniture to seal the deal).

The Greenwalds purchased the property through the Jerry and Gigi Qualified Personal Residence Trust, registered to their $15 million Aspen home, according to city property records.

Both the Greenwalds are involved with the prestigious Aspen Institute. Mr. Greenwald is a trustee and and Ms. Greenwald, a longtime champion of women’s causes, is founder and chair emeritus of the Aspen Center for Integral Health.

Clearly quite savvy when it comes to matters of both money and the mind, the Greenwalds bargained A-Rod down from the $8 million he was asking for the five-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom full-floor condo.

Expansive and loft-like, the condo wraps around an entire floor of the twin-towered Rushmore. It has a mondo master bedroom suite with a dressing room and not one, but two bathrooms, as well as a library with a bathroom (who wants to walk all the way down the hall in the middle of a good book?).

And, if there are any more miracle plane landings, the Greenwalds will have a behind-home-plate view.

kvelsey@observer.com