The Financial Times House & Home section ran a thoughtful story last week that compared and contrasted residential buying in New York City versus London.
It began, “New York and London remain the grandes dames of the property world. The super-rich still want to park their money in these two ‘old world’ metropolises.” Further down, Elizabeth Stribling, founder and president of New York-based Stribling real estate brokerage, offered:
Brooklyn is similar to London or Paris in that it’s like a city of neighborhoods. You have Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Williamsburg, DUMBO, each with their own personality, and yet you’re 10 or 15 minutes from Manhattan by subway.
There’s a lot more to read in the piece, including an entertaining quote that many in Brooklyn Heights can relate to, about the dreaded coop interview. Says Kirk Henckels, executive VP of Stribling, “Our advice to applicants usually consists of: Dress like you are going to your great auntie’s funeral, be as boring as hell, and ask no questions.”
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