New York’s most beloved media figure, and perhaps its most beloved resident, is moving to Williamsburg, Brownstoner reports. NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan and his wife just purchased the three-floor townhouse on Bedford Avenue, near N. 9th Street, for just over $2 million—a possible record for a single family home in Williamsburg, a source in the brokerage community tells the site. The home’s unglamorous exterior—that vinyl siding!—belies the remodeled interior: the “professional chef’s kitchen,” the spacious back garden, the four bedrooms and 2.5 baths.
“A little uncomfortable with the level of detail in coverage,” Kiernan tweeted earlier today, “but that will pass.”
Haters among the commentariat think Mr. Kiernan has made a terrible mistake, mostly because of the noise that drunk hipsters make on Bedford until all hours of the morning. “i like a little hipster puke on my stoop,” writes one. “didn’t you know that’s the trend?” (Also, Curbed photoshopped Kiernan into a hipster.) Others think the house is as ugly on the inside as it is on the outside, like the one who notes “a crystal chandelier in the kitchen that looks better suited to Brighton Beach.”
Decide for yourself: Halsted Properties has a YouTube tour of the interior:
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