News News News! This little Indian bird has flown to build a new nest all on her own, in none other than a gorgeous place called Brooklyn Heights. There’s nothing like that feeling at the beginning of a journey, when everything is new and exciting. A fresh start, clean state, and empty apartment to decorate. (more on that later!)
What to love about the Heights? Well…
1 – Posh people dressed in quilted autumn jackets who say good morning, and actually look you in the eye
2 – The faint sound of foghorns in the morning from the tugboats
3 – A perfect peachy pink sunset over the water, and then watching Manhattan light up from a distance
4 – Proximity to DUMBO and and dear old memories
5 – Feeling like you’re (finally) the lead girl in your own personal romantic comedy film
And a final tribute, before I even moved in, when I was asked why move to Brooklyn by my obnoxious friend Ajay, I replied:
“Because I am always hanging out below 14th street or in Brooklyn anyway. There are no tourists, less people, and it’s less commercial. Basically architecture gets to breathe and not get drowned out by Starbucks and McDonald’s logos. The promenade is also extremely chic, slim grannies in Chanel suits. It’s Brooklyn’s equivalent of living on 5th ave above 65th street, along central park.
Anyone who judges that part of Brooklyn probably just hasn’t ever seen it! It’s a historic area, many American poets lived in that area. All perfect little red brownstones and lovely tidy bricks. It looks like a movie set actually. I like the fact that it’s not overcrowded yet too. And Americans aside from Brooklyn-ites may not recognize it, but that borough is definitely the plat du jour. There were articles all about it in several French magazines, in-flight SAS travel magazine, as well the Danish edition of Elle Interiör (home décor).
Manhattan will always be there for me, like an old ex-husband. But I’ve already left him for Paris before, so he no longer gets upset over these affairs :-)”
So far, the Heights is proving to be my little slice of heaven. And this Fall was the right time to move too. Am looking forward to cozy evenings basking in autumnal light reflected off rich red brick. *Major thanks to my friend Krissy for introducing me to the area.