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A former Queens congressman is moving on up.
Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin, a top aide to U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton, have left Forest Hills in favor of a luxurious $3.3 million Manhattan apartment owned by a Democratic donor, according to a report in the New York Post.
Weiner, who resigned from Congress amid a highly publicized sexting scandal, now lives in a 12th-floor Park Avenue South residence owned by Rosen Partners LLC. The real estate firm’s head, Jack Rosen, was a contributor to Weiner’s 2013 campaign fund, according to city Campaign Finance Board records.
Rosen could not be reached for comment.
According to the company’s website, Rosen Partners LLC is a city-headquartered real estate firm that owns, develops and manages residential and commericial properties throughout the country. In Queens, the company has properties in Jamaica, Corona, Elmhurst, Flushing, Rego Park and the Rockaways.
The Post also reported the market-rate rent on the 2,120-square-foot, four-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom apartment is at least $12,000 to $14,000 a month.
It is unclear if Weiner and his wife are actually paying rent on the apartment.
Weiner has not worked since resigning from office last year after allegations arose that the congressman had sent risqué photos of himself to various women over the Internet. Shortly after resigning from office, Weiner sold his two-bedroom Forest Hills condo for $430,000, the Post said.
The disgraced former congressman re-emerged last month in a report he had close to $4.5 million in his campaign war chest, according to the Campaign Finance Board. The campaign finance disclosure with the city also revealed Weiner had not received any monetary contributions since November 2009.
Reach reporter Steve Mosco by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 718-260-4546.
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