Mole and I are now safely ensconced in our new digs in lovely Fort Green, Brooklyn, after a trying and exhausting day of moving from my Manhattan apartment. My old place in the Financial District had some nice amenities, including plenty of space and a super-central location. But the pre-war building has not aged well, the noisy neighbors were driving me nuts, and the cost was getting ridiculous.
My new building is fairly modern, built in the 1980s, with nice wood floors, good light on both sides, and large bedrooms for me and my roommate Ryan. We’re a stone’s throw from the A/C lines, and close to many other trains at Atlantic Avenue. There’s a big mall nearby, if you like that sort of thing, with a Mega-Target and a Pathmark. I’m loving my immediate neighborhood already, a brief stroll taking me past cool cafes, boutiques and little parks. Mole already seems pretty chill in our new pad.
<annie>I think I’m gonna like it here.</annie>
6 thoughts on “Living large in Brooklyn!”
Welcome to BK!
Pre-war building? You mean built before 2003? =)
A observation: it’s interesting how different cities and locales affect the living patterns of their inhabitants. I’m almost forty and living in West Oz. Sharing a rental apartment here at that age would be considered unusual – even frowned upon to some extent. By forty you’re expected to be a home owner (or at least own the apartment) – if not married with 2.1 kids. In Singapore (our second home) it’s not uncommon for the unmarried kids still to be living at home at 40. Much of it has to do with economics, of course, but I think there’s a cultural difference too. Kids here can’t wait to get away and be ‘free’. There seems to be less of that drive in Singapore. It’s fascinating.
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Don’t worry your going to love Brooklyn!! And welcome!
Hey, welcome to Fort Greene! I lived for two years on Carlton Ave between De Kalb and Lafayette Avenues just a couple blocks from the Fort Greene Park. I had friends nearby at Pratt. It was one stop on the train away from my work in Manhattan. Frederick Law Olmsted’s gem, Prospect Park, is nearby as are the Brooklyn botantical gardens, the library and the wonderful musuem. Burgers and cheesecake at Junior’s go very well after an evening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. (gee, I miss Brooklyn, lol)
Thanks for the heads up on your favorite locales, Molly. I will be sure and hit up Junior’s first chance I get!
Great photo of Mole!