Movin’ On Up

It finally happened. After four weeks of exhausting Craigslist searching, shopping, and disappointment we found it. Don’t ask us how. We’d practically given up. There had been a nice apartment in a dream location–W. 4th and W. 12th–but it was a railroad apartment and to go to the bathroom or the kitchen I’d have to cross through Diana’s room. That would’ve been bad because I like to pee and make grilled cheese several times in a night. Luckily, we found a better one–the best one, actually–the best one we could imagine. It’s in Park Slope. It’s in a great location. It’s across the street from a big grocery store, it’s near great restaurants, stores, and all the major subways. The rent is crazy reasonable. The kitchen is newly renovated. And we signed our lease last night! Diana and I are very excited. Move-in is October 1st during which time this site will probably be a little quiet. But who knows, maybe I will blog every beat. In any case, my Chelsea days are over…Brooklyn here I come!

24 comments

  1. Congrats! I am just beginning my NYC apartment search. So far I’m in the “frustrated but not yet suicidal” phase, which from what I understand is a very early stage.

    Park Slope is one of my top choices though, so maybe we’ll be neighbors!

  2. Ooh, Park Slope! Renovated kitchen! Now I’m getting excited. Looking forward to reading about your kitchen adventures in your new place.

  3. My b-i-l has lived in Park Slope for about 20 years and he’s loved it. He’s from upstate in the Mid-Hudson area and likes the combination of the familiar neighborhood atmosphere and the vibrance of urban living.

    Mazel tov!

  4. I’m thrilled for you, Adam and Diana !! You deserve a new, exciting place to be……..and a renovated kitchen? All the better for us internets to enjoy your culinary adventures !! I googled Park Slope (being a foreigner from upper NYS) and it looks so inviting and

    neighborly !! :)

  5. Congrats! Are you on 7th Ave (across from large grocery store)? You are indeed in super resturant territory now. I’ve lived here for 11 years and the cuisine just gets better all the time. Here are your must-eat-ats:

    Al Di La

    Applewood

    Stone Park Cafe

    Blue Ribbon

    Garden Cafe (in PH)

    and a bit further away-

    Saul in Boerum Hill

    Banania Cafe on Smith St

    The Grocery on Smith St

    Savoia on Smith St

  6. Whoo! I’m moving that weekend too (to the slightly less hip but very very cheap Jersey City). Here’s to aching muscles and the fun of organizing a new kitchen.

  7. You also aren’t too far from Convivium…well worth a visit. Have you been there before? I can’t remember.

    I love Park Slope, too. Such a great neighborhood, with great food shopping, architecture, etc.

    How did you manage a decent rent in that area????!! My friends there have insisted that it has become as pricey as the Village in the past year or two.

  8. Welcome to the Slope! I highly recommend the Park Slope Food Coop over the grocery store — it’s kooky (and yes, you have to work a 2.5 hour shift every month), but the produce and prices are to die for — they’ve ruined me for any other food vendor in the neighborhood, although I still visit D’Vine Taste for good Greek feta and Russo’s for bread and fresh mozarella. The Slope is a great place to be for a foodie — congrats on the place.

  9. Congratulatons and best of luck with the move. I guess your blog will be no further away, but I feel like I’ll miss you. (sniff!)

    I too can’t wait to read your take on the food coop. You gotta join, if only for the blogability.

  10. Heartiest congratulations to you and Diana in your new home. Park Slope sounds like a great neighborhood, which means you were *really* lucky to find a place with reasonable rent. We look forward to hearing all about it.

  11. I remember that you posted a while ago looking for a job. I don’t know if you saw this already, or even if it’s what you were looking for, but I just saw that slashfood is looking for writers. I think you’d be great.

  12. Welcome to brownstone Brooklyn, Adam. You should def join the Slope food co-op. It will give you blog material for months! Kooky is only the begining, though wow — the produce is perfect and cheeeap.

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