Two years ago I wrote about how I wanted to show the kids how other people lived differently. TWO YEARS.
See, here’s the thing about plans and dreams and a Life List. They don’t just HAPPEN. You sort of have to DO SOMETHING. Because if you don’t you blink and two years goes by and that list, well, just stays a list. A lovely list, but a well-thought out list doesn’t really offer you much if you don’t execute.
And I love me a project. So here we go.
Next summer we are moving to New York City for one month.
Here’s where you come in, because you people are SMART.
Where do we live?
I have some ideas, but I don’t know the ins and outs of the various neighborhoods very well. To help you answer that question here are the loose guidelines I’m working off:
1. We will not have a car. (Duh)
2. Leah will be 12, Benjamin will be newly 7. So, kid-oriented activities/camps, etc. nearby are helpful.
3. Would prefer to be near an organic grocer of some sort.
4. Looking for a true neighborhood – we will be renting an apartment for the month. No hotels or room service here.
5. Great restaurants are a super plus bonus. The hidden gems are my favorite.
6. Access to a pool would be great. (Where in G-d’s name do people swim in NYC?)
Areas out of our price range: Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Tribeca (sob) – so don’t start there. I’ve been playing on VRBO and have found places in Brooklyn and the West Village that could work in terms of size and price, but… I don’t know.
So, Internet, have at it. If you were us, where would you live? It’s time to get started.