Residents React to Björk’s Move

When we first heard a rumor that eccentric Icelandic singer Björk was moving to Brooklyn Heights, there was much skepticism.

But, now it looks all but official that Björk and her artisit husband Matthew Barney are moving into a four-bedroom penthouse art 160 Henry Street. The 3,000 square foot pad was listed for $4.2 million and, according to Street Easy, Björk and Barney have put their $1.7 million West Houston Street apartment on the market.

So how do Henry Street residents feel about their new neighbor? Although no one outside of 160 Henry Street was willing to discuss the newest tenant, others seemed either intrigued or indifferent.

]acob Hancock said that he wasn’t too familiar with Björk. “Besides that swan Oscar dress, I don’t really know much about her. However, I’m sure that if she knows she’s moving to Brooklyn Heights, she’ll be a respectful neighbor.”
Others, like Bonnie Cleaver, were very interested in the infamous singer. “I am fascinated by her. She’s such a character.”

Cleaver is not, however, worried about the new residents. “I’ve never heard about her doing anything crazy to her neighbors before.”

What do you think? How do you feel about Björk coming to Henry Street? Do you think she’ll be a good neighbor?

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  • David

    I’m fine with celebrity neighbors up until they start pulling on my penis in Jack The Horse.

  • No One of Consequence
  • Brian

    As someone who’s just bought an apartment in Brooklyn Heights myself, I’m thrilled to hear that Bjork will be my neighbor there. It could have a good effect on property values and bring some personality to the neighborhood. I’m hoping she’ll consider performing a local show some night just for neighbors…

  • Paul

    Shut your hole, Brian.

  • Tina

    I say welcome! She’s great and makes me sound really cool…”Bjork’s my neighbor!” awesome!

  • Senor Salsa

    I think that “Paul” should consider moving to Iceland after that bitchy retort. Yeesh.

  • Brian

    “Paul” is obviously a troll.

  • Jose Uribe

    I have to agree with Paul on this one . . . shut your hole, Brian.

  • No One of Consequence

    omg, what a bunch of looky-loo yokels we’re becoming/are.
    Maybe Paul Giamatti and Gabriel Byrne will do Shakespeare on the turf in Cadman Park.

    I’m feelin’ it, The Where.

  • hoppy

    I’d rather see a steel cage death match…

    Bjork/Barney vs. Joyella/Wong

  • nabeguy

    Thanks for that great image hoppy. Fur and feathers flying all over the place!

  • Emily

    I am THRILLED at the prospect of Bjork and Matthew Barney coming to town!

    I just don’t know whether they would prefer casseroles or blubber sculptures as their “welcome to the neighborhood” gifts.

  • Billy Reno

    I’m giving them a ceramic Björkupine.

  • my2cents

    I don’t know what their downstairs neighbor will think if they fill their apt. chest high in molten petroleum jelly and carve each others legs with flensing knives. (see Drawing Restraint 9 if you have no idea what i am talking about.)

    on a serious note, i think it is great! welcome to the hood!

  • Brian

    Jose Uribe, I’m rubber you’re glue whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you. Haha!!

  • bachus

    Welcome to our little neighborhood Bjork. Most of us have no idea who you are so you will not need to wear sunglasses or disguises.

  • David in Brooklyn

    /wondering if Bjork’s a Key Food gal

  • Sticky

    Bjork rocks!

  • bb

    As long as we can get Bjork for our birthday parties I’m ok with this!

  • nabeguy

    She’s tiny…she’d fit perfectly into a birthday cake. Although the feather/candle combination might prove problematic.

  • Jessica

    Don’t live in New York, but that’s great!

  • nazimova

    Is this the tiny blonde with the swan costume @ the Oscars ?
    She’s weird.. so WELCOME Bjork!!! this neighborhood could use some eccentrics.As an expert on the 60’s and 70’s heights I can tell you she would have fit right in..Is she coming with a baby carriage?