Are Jay-Z and Beyonce moving to Brooklyn Bridge Park?

Park life: Rumors abound that Beyonce and Jay-Z have bought property in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
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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.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at or by calling (718) 260–2511.
Updated 11:43 am, January 11, 2016: Updated with a denial from Wagner.
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Reasonable discourse

bkmanhatman from nubrucklyn says:
What? Jay Z & Be' aint moving back to Bushwick?
Jan. 11, 2016, 3:48 pm
Friend of Sean Carter from Not Brooklyn Brige Parkp says:
So wait Wagner said you can publish it as a "rumor" and then called back and said it is not true? F-ing bizarre. Sounds like someone wanted some ink and then had to do big time damage control because her clients did not like how things turned out.
Jan. 12, 2016, 1:20 am
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
"What? Jay Z & Be' aint moving back to Bushwick?"

Why would they want to move back there when they are part of the top one percent?
Jan. 12, 2016, 4:59 pm
michelle evans from middle village queens says:
Because New York is magnificent with so much to offer. And Brooklyn Bridge park is absolutely beautiful...quaint restaurants, cobblestone streets,old fashioned ice cream shop...winding paths to the water...the people, the feeling of life and all of that New York and Brooklyn charm rolled into one. The view from a room at night could be nothing but outstanding in everyway. That is why jay and Bey would buy a condo in Brooklyn bridge park.
Jan. 12, 2016, 9:25 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
I think they should only move to Brooklyn as long as they are committed to driving cars, and not selling their soul to streetsblogger and the zealouts that populate that thread. And denounce Hamas, for all the times they hamased me.
Feb. 18, 2016, 6:04 pm

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