Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Let us not forget
I find it so interesting how passionate people are about weighing in on where we should live in New York. It’s invariably the first question everyone asks us when we tell them we’re moving there. Here are some of the most common responses we’ve received:
“If you’re ever gonna do Manhattan, now’s the time. You’ll always regret it if you don’t.”
“Brooklyn is the place to be. Great restaurants, great bars, and the subway into Manhattan is a breeze.”
“Do Manhattan. If you hate it, you can always go to Brooklyn. If you do Brooklyn first, you’ll never move to Manhattan.”
“You get more space in Brooklyn. It’s the only way to enjoy your time in New York.”
“If you live anywhere but Manhattan, you’re an idiot.”
“If you live anywhere but Brooklyn, I’ll punch your balls.”
So intense. People really get worked up over it. People that have never been to New York in their lives ask us this question. And I have to cover my crotch while I answer just in case it doesn’t coincide with what they had in mind.
To be honest, Crissy and I have been back and forth on the subject countless times. I've personally flip-flopped so many times I, well…I suck at political jokes.
But we’re pretty sure at this point we’re gonna give Manhattan a shot. What the hell, right? How bad can it be?
One thing’s for sure. All we (mostly I) do is bitch about our current apartment. Regardless, I know we’ll miss it.
So I figured I’d throw in a reminder of the view from our balcony. But just in case we get too weepy-eyed about it, I doctored the colors of the image to remind us of just how good it never really was.
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