Are Jay-Z and Beyonce moving to Brooklyn Bridge Park?
Brooklyn Heights is abuzz after a resident told a packed room at a community meeting that the rap royalty purchased a pad in a park development.
The long-time local said a park security guard let the colossal news slip while the pair were chatting during an evening stroll. He dropped the news during a public forum at Cadman Towers on Wednesday night, prompting whispers and a “shhhh” from the crowd.
Pierhouse, the controversial luxury condo complex next to Brooklyn Bridge where the couple are rumored to have snatched up property, did not deny the claim at first.
“I wish that I could confirm that Jay-Z and Beyonce had bought at Pierhouse but I cannot confirm that,” said Barbara Wagner of Rubenstein Associates, the public relations firm representing the development. “You can publish it as a rumor.”
Wagner later called back and said it was not true.
If true, Queen Bey and Hova could be planning to lay their Brooklyn roots down in any of the 78 of the 106 units that were in contract as of December, per a recent Curbed report. Current listings range from $2.5 million to $10.5 million and amenities include a kids playroom — perfect for their 4-year-old daughter Blue Ivy — a meditation studio, valet parking, and a pool.
The sale would be a homecoming for the couple, who have lived across the river in a Manhattan loft since 2004 and reportedly bought a $14.5 million pad in Hollywood in May last year.
Jay–Z has nevertheless maintained ties with his native borough — he owned a minuscule stake in Barclays Center and the Nets until 2013. Last year, his music-streaming service Tidal bought naming rights for concerts at the arena, and his entertainment company Roc Music inked a deal to program shows there.