Sunday, December 8, 2013

Keeping it Real

Adam Fleming and Julia Sommer were surprised by how much they loved Brooklyn.
The couple had lived in Morningside Heights in Manhattan ... Back then, Brooklyn had “seemed so far away,” Mr. Fleming said. “Although it was physically close, it was mentally far.”       
But when they returned from Europe ... a friend suggested Brooklyn. So they rented a studio with a sleeping loft in a small Brooklyn Heights building...       
Brooklyn suited the pair. The people were nice, the restaurants terrific and the borough “full of authenticity,” said Mr. Fleming, a software engineer for Urban Compass, a real estate start-up. “If there is anything my generation values, it is authenticity. Brooklyn is dripping with it.”
                                                             (NY Times - In Crown Heights, a Victory Over Sharp Elbows )


Anonymous said...

I really don't know why I even bother to look at the Real Estate section in the Times anymore. Every single story is like that one.

Anonymous said...

I opened the link. Ugh. That photo really rubbed me the wrong way (and I'm being ultra polite here).