Gavin McInnes Vice Williamsburg Brooklyn

Photo to 80 Metropolitan Avenue PHV via Halstead. Video still of Gavin McInnes via Rebel Media

Has Williamsburg lost its luster, or is Gavin McInnes just cashing in? The Vice Media co-founder — who left the company in 2007 citing “creative differences” — has listed his luxe 1,300-square-foot penthouse for $2.499 million, as first noted by Curbed.

That’s more than double what he paid for the pad a mere five years ago. (more…)

Beyonce Jay Z Brooklyn

Photo of Beyonce and Jay Z by Hollaa01 via Flickr. Photo of Pierhouse by Field Condition

Brooklyn Heights’ rumor mill is running at top speed after a Pierhouse security guard let it slip that music bigs Beyoncé and Jay-Z recently purchased a unit in the controversy-racked building in Brooklyn Bridge Park. (more…)

Bjork Brooklyn

Photo of 160 Henry Street by Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark. Photo of Bjork by JJ Georges via Wikipedia

After splitting with long-time partner Matthew Barney in 2013, Björk — the celebrated Icelandic musician and performance artist — remained in their expansive Brooklyn Heights penthouse.

Björk finally bought Barney out of his share in the home on December 22, paying him $1,611,325, according to public records. (more…)

brooklyn-celebrities-homes

If you were a celebrity, where would you want to live? Brooklyn is a nice little hideaway, and a couple mil goes much farther here than in, say, Manhattan.

In 2015, Nets player Thaddeus Young joined the swelling ranks of celebrities who call Brooklyn home, while Girls star Zosia Mamet hightailed it back to Manhattan after a short stint in Bushwick. (more…)

Movies Set In Brooklyn

Clockwise from left: Master of None, The Intern, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn

As Brooklyn becomes a bigger deal in reality, its presence on the silver screen is growing with it.

In just the last three months, three major films premiered that document various moments, both real and imagined, in Brooklyn’s history. In addition to the blockbusters, a host of other borough-themed content was released this year. (more…)