Eminem may not be your prototypical New Yorker, but his manager and partner Paul Rosenberg is a Wall Streeter to the core. The Shady Records co-owner just settled around the corner on Rector Street, throwing down $1.25 million for a 2,400-square-foot loft in a deal brokered by Douglas Elliman’s Leonard Bromberg. Why the financial district? “I lived there before, in a rental, and I’ve just gotten comfortable with the area. It’s quiet at night, and you feel kind of tucked away.” The former Marshall Mathers isn’t nearly so impressed. “He said, ‘I wouldn’t understand it, would I?,’ ” says Rosenberg. “Because a stark industrial space with concrete ceilings just wouldn’t be homey enough for him. Also, his place in Detroit is four times as big and costs about the same.” Another Midwesterner spooked by our big-city ways, sure – but this deal? Nothing slim or shady about it.
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