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Afternoon Tidbit: Lena Dunham Buys in Brooklyn

BUYER: Lena Dunham
LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY (Cobble Hill)
PRICE: $500,000
SIZE: (approximately) 800 square feet, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: A little birdie in Brooklyn chirped to Your Mama that up-and-coming filmmaker, screenwriter and actress Lena Dunham recently bought her first bachelorette pad apartment in the tony and genteel Brooklyn Heights ‘hood just across the murky East River from lower Manhattan.

A brief but none-the-less exhausting search of the interweb indicates the Brooklyn Heights apartment picked up by Miss Dunham in mid-March (2012) wasn’t on the open market but property records and other online documentation do reveal she coughed up $500,000 for an approximately 800 square foot, 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom co-operative apartment on the top floor of Mansion House, a large and dignified, pre-war doorman building just around the corner from the Clark Street subway station on a fairly narrow but urbanely charming tree-lined street. Unfortunately for the curious, that’s about all the details we have about Miss Dunham’s new digs.

Twenty six year old Miss Dunham created and currently stars as the endearingly clunky, slightly zaftig and hardly employed Hannah Horvath on the Judd Apatow-produced coming-of-age comedy Girls, a smart and hipsterish (if a weensy bit precious) boob-toob send up of early Sex and The City without all the Manolos and shiny Tinseltown tinsel.

Before Girls Miss Dunham earned accolades and attention for writing and starring in the quirky, 2010 feature-length film Tiny Furniture, a sort of semi-autobiographical story of an unsatisfied recent graduate of a liberal arts college in the Midwest who moves back in to her mother’s loft in New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood. Miss Dunham, dontcha know, graduated from Oberlin and comes by her creative bent quite genetically as the older daughter of accomplished Pictures Generation artist Laurie Simmons and (orifice-obsessed) painter Carroll Dunham who live—you got it—in a big ol’ loft in TriBeCa, the very same loft, as it turns out, featured in Tiny Furniture.

We expect more (and probably increasingly mainstream) films and television programs will be created by Miss Dunham and with her fast-tracked climb up the Showbiz ladder of fame and fortune Your Mama anticipates Miss Dunham will make a real estate upgrade in 2-3 years. Then again, what do we know? We shall see, butter beans, we shall see.

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