Very few news stories make me throw up in my mouth a little but congratulations NY Observer… you’ve done it!:
NY Observer: BROOKLYN HEIGHTS IS TRYING, at least, to be the Upper West Side of Brooklyn. It has all of the Manhattan neighborhood’s upscale domesticity, infused with a Brooklyn edge. Parents here are affluent, and militant about their children.
In a $1.265 million two-bedroom at 360 Furman Street (or One Brooklyn Bridge Park), John Mackey, 36, and his wife laughed in awe at the view of the East River and Manhattan. The building, a new development whose sales started in 2007, faces a series of piers, the future site of Brooklyn Bridge Park, which will include a dog run, soccer fields and playgrounds.
Mr. Mackey and his wife, who wouldn’t give her name, are moving back to New York City after “two long years in Texas.” They used to live, incidentally, on the Upper West Side. Brooklyn Heights is the first area where they’ve looked, and they expect it will be the last.
“When you live in the Upper West Side, it’s like, ‘Why would we go to Brooklyn?'” Mr. Mackey said. “But when you come here…” He trailed off: his point was self-evident.
His wife added that Brooklyn Heights shares a vibe with the Upper West Side. “It has that same kind of leafy street feel,” she said.
So what do you think?