Matt Damon has Brooklyn Heights block shut down to move into new penthouse: report

Kimberly Dole
July 15, 2020 - 2:11 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Matt Damon had an entire Brooklyn Heights block shut down on Tuesday in order to move into his new luxury penthouse.

The move included a crane that reached over 14 stories used to lift his furniture and as well as trees for his terrace, Page Six reports.

"He closed off the street all day and parked an enormous big red crane right in the middle of the street," one local resident told Page Six. "There was no sign of Matt, but he had a huge team of contractors and there were shrubs, decking and huge crates filled with stuff going up in the air to the terrace. We were all waiting for the grand piano to be wheeled out."

Damon purchased the 6,000-plus-square-foot triplex penthouse, Brooklyn’s most expensive apartment at the time in the Standish building in 2018 for $16.5 million.

The building is the highest building in Brooklyn Heights and other Hollywood stars including Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly reside there as well.

"We call the building the Standoffish because it is a little bit of Hollywood dumped in the middle of the more low-key Brooklyn Heights," the resident added

It was designed by Frank S. Lowe and built in 1903 and features unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline and bridges as well as the New York Harbor.