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?