Someone sure has a sense of humor.
A Brooklyn Heights landmarked townhouse at 109 State St. first went on the market last June for $5.75 million. It just closed for $4.25 million, according to city property records.
But according to public records, “the buyer” is listed as “Ned Ryerson, LLC.” Ned, for any non-Bill Murray aficionados — if they exist — is the annoying insurance salesman in the COVID-appropriate film, “Groundhog Day,” which had become a sort of rallying cry for many during the worst days of lockdown.
The true buyer it turns out is none other than Ricky Van Veen, co-founder of CollegeHumor.com.
He is currently the head of global creative strategy at Facebook — and the ex-husband of actress Allison Williams.
The 25-foot-wide, three-story corner townhouse is 4,600 square feet. It is currently operating as a five-family home and comes with nine bedrooms and five bathrooms — but is ripe to revert to its former 19th-century single family mansion status.
The home features oak floors, original marble decorative mantels, woodburning fireplaces and plastered recessed doorways. There’s also a private garden and terrace.
Listing broker Angie Boudourakis, of Daniel Gale Assoc., declined to comment.