Sunday, January 23, 2011

NY Times - the Pop-Pop-Pop of New Brooklyn Neighbors

The NY Times continues its daring forays into Brooklyn, focusing this week on some of our newer, condo-dwelling neighbors.  This week we can learn about the "New Cityscape" of Fourth Avenue:

Joseph DiFiore, a broker with Awaye Realty in Carroll Gardens, said that with each new building the avenue’s popularity had grown. “They’re hard to get started, it’s hard to sell to the first people,” he said. “But all of a sudden, once people see other people living there, it’s pop-pop-pop, like popcorn.”

We can also find out about cool young couples w. kids, who need to spice up their childrearing duties with a little Williamsburg excitement & a few mod. cons.

Eve and Rich Kessner left the West Village for Park Slope with their daughter, Avi, last March. But after six months, they found themselves looking for a new place to live.
“It felt really suburban to me,” said Ms. Kessner, 29, a jewelry designer and blogger. “Park Slope has puppets and guitar strumming for kids. In Williamsburg, it is like rock ’n’ roll for kids.”

The couple bought a two-bedroom corner unit in the Edge, two towers on Williamsburg’s waterfront, and moved in at the end of December. They have already become accustomed to the building’s long list of amenities for adults and children: a full-size indoor basketball court where Avi likes to kick balls around with Ms. Kessner; a swimming pool and a separate shallow pool for children (another of Avi’s favorites); a screening room; a gym; and a large playroom.