Lena Dunham Stays in Brooklyn Heights, Buys $4.8 Million Apartment at 30 Henry Street

Lena Dunham and boyfriend/musician Jack Antonoff have decided to stay in Brooklyn Heights. Published reports say they’ve purchased one of the five apartments at the newly constructed 30 Henry Street condo for $4.8 million. All units in the building have been sold.

There was some speculation last year that Dunham would be moving out of Brooklyn Heights and decamping to Williamsburg.

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The UK Daily Mirror reports that the couple moved in on Friday. Curbed reports that they have not sold their 1 BR at the Mansion House.

If you’re unfamiliar with Antonoff, a great primer is his interview with Marc Maron. Listen to it here.

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  • WOW

    Good for her – i hear the apartments are nice. And a private garage too…

  • AEB

    I’m so terribly, terribly happy for her! And that she’s decided to stay in BH! A GREAT relief!

  • Louis Zamperini

    Another freak. And her book was horrible!

  • DC

    And that’s why you can’t have nice things.

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  • Sheila

    She’d be happier in Williamsburg.

  • Mini_Cooper

    Never heard of either one of them.

  • Joe A

    and I bet your proud of your cultural ignorance too.

  • Joe A

    Somehow I doubt that you read her book but hey you know what they say about everyone having an opinion.

  • MiniCooper

    I am not ignorant, culturally or otherwise. She is NOT well-known and not being a subscriber of HBO I’ve never seen her show.

  • wellwood68

    The former building wasn’t originally the “Brooklyn Daily Eagle Building”? It was originally built for and known as the, “Ace Wire Brush Building”.

  • Andrew Porter

    Noodle Pudding is right next door. Wonder if they’ll let her run a tab…

  • Andrew Porter

    And amazingly, disturbingly, out of place in BH, more suitable for an industrial area. Years ago, you could go in and buy scrub and floor-sweeping brushes. Anything would have been better, and the result definitely is. Even though you have a fire house next door.

  • WOW

    She likes Henry’s End…

  • Anonymouse

    So you HAVE heard of her, as you have heard of her show.

  • rev

    I appreciate that this news may already be widely known throughout the neighborhood, but am I really the only person who finds it a little creepy to post/acknowledge people’s home addresses in a public forum n the internet? Homer, would you be comfortable sharing your home address with us here?

  • Eddyde

    It is a sad indictment on society when people consider the likes of Dunham and her show as “cultural”.

  • Eddyde

    Hardly “amazingly, disturbingly, out of place” as the location is on the edge of what was once a semi-industrial area. Just across Middagh St was the Peaks Mason Mint factory.

  • Eddyde

    Good call. I remember going in there with some friends when we were kids and they showed us how the brushes were made. Years later, I bought several brushes there, they were high quality.

  • Mini_Cooper

    No, I read the article.

  • wellwood68

    Well said… I couldn’t agree more!

  • wellwood68

    There was also a printing press called, “Brooklyn Envelope Co.”. Remember when we were kids and used to go “exploring” inside what was once an abandoned candy factory?

  • Joe A

    It is an even sadder indictment when people don’t understand the meaning of the word “cultural”.


    of or relating to the ideas, customs, and social behavior of a society.

  • Andrew Porter

    But no longer that, so very out-of-place now. Like that suburban house on Joralemon that was replaced, happily, by the building that looks like a carriage house for the mansion next door. The photo of the original house was a head for a recent Open Thread.

  • ltap917

    Unless you are in your 20’s, most of us adult have never heard of her. When I found out that she lived in the Mansion House I decided to watch an episode of Girls. It was repugnant and I never watched her again. She is talented though but I am way too old to appreciate whatever that talent might be.

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  • Eddyde

    “relating to the ideas, customs, and social behavior of a society” Exactly my point. I guess it just flies a bit over your head.

  • peterbrooklyn

    She conceived a show and got it made, a major accomplishment. It may not be your cup of tea, but that’s no reason to condemn Ms. Dunham. Be a good neighbor.

  • Joe A

    The fact that she has written and stars in a hit TV show, currently has a book on the NY Times bestseller list, and we are here talking about her here in a blog kinda fits the definition spunky. “Cultural” is not a value judgement it is a factual description.

    Talk about flying over one’s head.