Like his boss George Steinbrenner, Bobby Abreu isn’t afraid to go a little overboard on the spending if it means getting what he wants. Having already bought a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath apartment last year in One Beacon Court, the Yankees’ new right-fielder has just closed on another apartment a few blocks away, on East 53rd, for $2.455 million. Though he paid much less for this place, it’s a three-bedroom, and therein lies the reason behind his double purchase: He bought the first place before he knew his job would bring him here for home games, and now he wants something more suitable for more or less full-time residency. His broker, Century 21 New York Metro’s Jeff Silverstein, had no comment.
Farther north on the Upper East Side, onetime American Heritage owner and financier Samuel P. Reed’s nine-room duplex on 953 Fifth Avenue just changed hands for $7.3 million. The buyer is said to be banking wunderkind Robert B. McKeon.