July 25, 2006
Despite rumors and Ratner, Ledgers staying in Brooklyn
It's pathetic for NoLandGrab to have to stick our noses into the cauldron of celebrity gossip, but when OnlyTheBlogKnowsBrooklyn kissed the Ledger-Williams family goodbye in Sunday's headline, "HEATH: FAIR WEATHER BROOKLYN FRIEND," (OTBKB had it on good authority from Sunset Parker?) the blogosphere started a titterin' from Curbed.com to The Real Estate Observer.
A source close to the first couple of Boerum Hill has told us that Michelle and Heath bought Ellen DeGeneres's house in Hollywood so that they could have a local base for the family while in town for work. The Ledgers, "still consider New York, and specifically Brooklyn, home," they still support the opposition to overdeveloper Bruce Ratner and they'll be back again in the fall.
The couple might be sorry that they'll miss the Empire State Development Corporation's public hearing and forum, but other Brooklynites will show up to represent Boerum Hill.
In the meantime, it's totally lame when an amateurish information portal on Atlantic Yards has the scoop on the professional snarks.
Posted by lumi at July 25, 2006 4:32 PM