While in New York back in September, I spoke to so many New Yorkers who swore by … Brooklyn. Then last week I posted a look at Jenna Lyons’ former Park Slope residence, and so many of you confessed that Brooklyn was where it’s at. This VOGUE article, Bonjour, Brooklyn: Why New Yorkers Are Flocking to the Borough, really got me thinking.
Hubby and I make the big move to who-knows-where in about a year and a half. (He’ll match for residency, and off we’ll go). We always knew we’d look at residency programs in the Northeast, and as he goes through each rotation, we talk about the possibilities and try to picture ourselves in all these different cities. (Truthfully, it’s become my favorite game!) We both love city-living, and we’re excited for the change (less excited for the snow).
New York has always been at the very top of my list. Part of me kicks my less-adventurous 21-year old self for not high-tailing it to the Big Apple just after college. But over the years, New York City has scared me more and more. As I’ve grown up, I’ve accumulated stuff, and a budget, and anxiety. (Thank you very much, responsibility). I can’t imagine moving into an 8×8 closet, letting go of all of our precious space, spending nearly double what we spend here in Miami for a fantastic apartment, and getting caught up in the crazy hustle bustle that is “the city”. Basically, I’m terrified. But then I hear Brooklyn is awesome, and I’m thinking, sign me up. Am I crazy?
From VOGUE: “Models, writers, actors, and artists have been flocking to New York’s Left Bank for its destination restaurants, bustling farmers’ markets, Parisian-style parks, and passionate dedication to l’art de vie. Welcome to the new bohemian chic.”
Is Brooklyn really the new bohemian chic?
Images via Vogue.com