Eli Manning Retired Today, So Here Are Some of His Hoboken Highlights

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Former Hoboken resident Eli Manning announced his retirement from the New York Giants today. After 16 years with the Giants — the same team he joined in a draft-day trade in 2004 — the 39-year-old father of three is hanging up his NFL helmet.

“For 16 seasons, Eli Manning defined what it is to be a New York Giant both on and off the field,” John Mara, Giants’ president and chief executive officer, said in an official statement. “Eli is our only two-time Super Bowl MVP and one of the very best players in our franchise’s history. He represented our franchise as a consummate professional with dignity and accountability.” Read on to find out more about his retirement and his Hoboken roots.

Eli + Hoboken

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^ A peek at the view from their home.

Manning and his wife, Abby McGrew, first moved to the Mile Square in 2008, purchasing a three-bedroom, three-bathroom in Hudson Tea Condo at 1500 Hudson Street. Manning and his wife, who were married that same year, became a staple around town, as they were spotted walking, running, grocery shopping, and eventually, pushing strollers as their family grew. {Manning is now the father of three daughters — Lucy, Ava, and Caroline Manning.}

According to 2014 tax records, the Mannings put up their Hoboken condo for sale six years after moving there, originally listing it at $5.2 million. At one point, the Mannings were even looking for a tenant for a while, as the listing was switched to a rental for a bit. {Monthly rent? That would be $18,000 per month.}

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^Our faces trying to comprehend $18K in monthly rent.

The condo was listed for three years, with many price reductions, and eventually, it sold for a record-breaking $3.55 million in 2018. That’s the highest price a condo has ever been sold for in the Mile Square to date.

“It meant something to Eli to be the Giants quarterback, and it meant even more to us,” Mara continued. “We are beyond grateful for his contributions to our organization and look forward to celebrating his induction into the Giants Ring of Honor in the near future.”

In honor of Hoboken’s most famous resident — clarification: arguably the most famous resident {of today, let’s not forget the OG Hoboken resident, ol’ Blue Eyes} — let’s take a look back on four hilarious times Eli Manning was spotted doing things in Hoboken that normal Hoboken people do.

Keep scrolling for four times Eli Manning was spotted doing things in Hoboken.

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Eli Manning playing flip cup at Green Rock

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Wow, what a sight it was to spot Eli Manning and Dan Jones of the NY Giants slugging back beers and playing the world’s most competitive game of flip cup at Green Rock Tap + Grill back in December.

After winning 41-35 over the Redskins, Manning and Jones — also a quarterback — took to Green Rock to celebrate. Manning and Jones also busted a few moves in between flipping cups and chugging beers — including some sub-par napkin throwing.

Eli Manning staring at Superstorm Sandy flooding


Manning went viral back in 2012 when Superstorm Sandy hit Hoboken and hit it hard. Manning’s apartment building at 1500 Hudson Street experienced flooding and Manning was captured taking a picture of the aftermath. Soon after, Manning donated $25,000 to the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin’ Robbins Community Foundation in its efforts to help families affected by Superstorm Sandy. The partnership raised $107,000.

Eli Manning Standing Outside City Hall

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{Photo credit: Patch}

We’re not sure how many Hoboken residents stand and pose outside of City Hall, but Eli Manning had good reason to back in 2012. Shortly after Superstorm Sandy — quite literally — took Mile Square by storm, Manning partnered up with Carlo’s Bakery owner Buddy Valastro to help raise awareness for RebuildHoboken.org

Manning toured Hoboken with members of the administration, looking at the damage some Hoboken homes, businesses, and civic associations suffered.

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Eli Manning walking

 

Manning had been known to stroll around the Mile Square with his family in tow and this picture is no different. In this photo, it looks like the entire Manning crew at the time decided to take a walk near their Hudson Tea Condo home.

We’ve certainly missed having Eli and the rest of the Mannings in Hoboken. He was both an excellent quarterback and a proactive Mile Square resident. No one has said it better than NY Giants president and CEO, Mara.

“[Eli] represented our franchise as a consummate professional with dignity and accountability. It meant something to Eli to be the Giants quarterback, and it meant even more to us. We are beyond grateful for his contributions to our organization and look forward to celebrating his induction into the Giants Ring of Honor in the near future,” Mara added.

Congratulations, Eli, on your retirement and come visit Hoboken soon!

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Stephanie Osmanski writes honest things about health, the planet, and being a woman. Her words have appeared on Business Insider, Parade, Eat This Not That, Dogster, Scary Mommy, Green Matters, World Economic Forum, Parents, Seventeen, Life & Style, InTouch Weekly, and more. Her articles have been syndicated on World Economic Forum, MSN, MSN UK, and MSN Canada. In her free time, Stephanie and her registered therapy dog, Koda, volunteer at local hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities.