Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Chief of Staff Buys $2.2M Brooklyn Co-op

Melissa DeRosa and Matthew Wing are moving to a Brooklyn Heights duplex

Melissa DeRosa and Andrew Wing's new Brooklyn co-op.
Melissa DeRosa and Andrew Wing’s new Brooklyn co-op.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is making headlines with his battle against Airbnb.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo's chief of staff Melissa DeRosa just bought a Brooklyn Heights duplex.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s chief of staff Melissa DeRosa just bought a Brooklyn Heights duplex.

The rather complicated bill Gov. Cuomo signed would impose hefty fines on Airbnb hosts who are breaking local housing regulations. His chief of staff, however, is making some much happier real estate moves, as Melissa DeRosa and her husband, Matthew Wing, just bought a lovely Brooklyn Heights co-op for $2.2 million.

DeRosa previously served as deputy chief of staff to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, while Wing currently works in public relations at Uber—the two met when Wing was Gov. Cuomo’s press secretary and DeRosa was the communications director. DeRosa and Wing married this summer, at a ceremony attended by Gov. Cuomo—apparently he gave a “warm and light-hearted speech.”

The three-bedroom, 2.5-bath duplex they purchased from Benjamin and Elizabeth Weinreb Fishman is located on the fourth floor of a 25-foot-wide townhouse at 22 Pierrepont Street, with hardwood floors throughout and a wood-burning fireplace.

The modern kitchen.
The modern kitchen.

The 1,170-square-foot unit also boasts a private 525-square-foot terrace, while “huge” windows ensure the space is “flooded” with light, says the listing held by Brown Harris Stevens broker Joan Goldberg.

A peek into the bedroom.
A peek into the bedroom.

The kitchen is “modern,” with an island, granite counters, and custom cabinets. Though DeRosa and Wing declined to comment for this story, they must have been quite captivated with all these apartment features, or perhaps a bidding war took place, as they paid a bit above the $1.9 million listing price.

It’s probably safe to say that the current listing photos for the apartment are the last we’ll be seeing of the unit for now—we doubt it’ll be offered on Airbnb.


Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Chief of Staff Buys $2.2M Brooklyn Co-op