Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard Bail on Annoying Manhattan Rental


Even celebrities aren't immune to New York City rental hassles. As New York magazine recently reported, indie-darlings Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard decided to move to Brooklyn after getting fed up with landlord problems.

The couple had been renting a "big, beautiful, raw" loft on Greenwich Street "super-cheaply" that they took over from Gyllenhaal's aunt. The two side-by-side buildings were adjoined and the owners ran it something like an artist's commune, which was great until one of the owners died and things got complicated.

"It was this totally strange, like, New York situation where there were five owners of the building who were suing each other and we lived on the only floor that they all owned jointly, and so they were all trying to sue us," Gyllenhaal told New York. "It was, like, crazy."

So what does any pregnant New York celebrity do?