The mainstream media has been talking smack all week about HBO’s “Girls” creator Lena Dunham moving (back) to Brooklyn Heights, taking up residence at the Mansion House on Hicks Street. That’s prompting quite a bit of analysis about the historic neighborhood versus the uber-hipster vibe of Dunham’s character Hannah on the dramedy series—including The New York Observer, which offers this sweet little line…
As was revealed earlier this week, vis-a-vis The Times magazine and property records, Dunham bought herself a $500,000 co-op on Hicks Street. Is Brooklyn Heights—America’s first suburb and Kings County’s stodgiest enclave—actually, secretly cooler than Greenpoint, Bushwick or the rest of the borough? What do Lena Dunham and Adam Driver know that we don’t?
Adam Driver is a co-star on “Girls,” and also lives in Brooklyn Heights. The story goes on to explain: “Now we find out from New York‘s Vulture blog that Hannah Horvath’s heartthrob lover in real life lives around the corner, not in some hellhole we imagine to be around the corner from Broadway Junction in East New York. And this isn’t just any Brooklyn Heights abode, but one in the second oldest house in the historic hood.”
Continue reading The New York Observer article here.