Leonard Lopate Can’t Afford Brownstone Bklyn Either…27

Posted by Deirdre // 09-29-2011


According to The Observer, our favorite radio personality lives in Cobble Hill (WNYC in da house!) and rents a 3rd floor walk-up. As much as he loves the hood – also still my favorite in the borough – buying could be out of the question because “unfortunately this neighborhood is incredibly expensive and may be beyond our means.” Yeah, we know.

This Chuck Close self-portrait may or may not be part of Lopate's collection, via Austin Museum of Art

Makes me feel a bit better about renting and being relatively poor. Only thing is, being the public radio man-about-town that he is, Lopate apparently owns several original Chuck Close prints. The Observer’s suggestion I guess being that he hock them for some dough and take advantage of those interest rates! Or, maybe Leonard doesn’t want to part with his art and may need some info on an alternative neighborhood? So when you see him at Seersucker, tell him about the blog.


2 Responses

  1. Stoopmama says:
    October 3rd, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Maybe I’d be able to save money and not live in a teensy hole if I didn’t have to pay a gazillion dollars a year for preschool. At this point, even if we WANTED to move from Brooklyn (we don’t), we couldn’t afford it. It’s like we’re trapped in renting hell and feeling like shitty, irresponsible parents.

    ON THE OTHER HAND, raising a kid in NYC can be awesome. I just want a backyard. (Sigh)

    • Deirdre says:
      October 5th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

      Next year we’ll be done paying for pre-school but will still be paying an exorbitant amount of rent – without a backyard and in a part if the Slope that I don’t like (center, off 7th Ave). So we’ve got school figured out for now but not home, and the school bit starts all over again in 4 years when my older one has to apply for middle school. The conundrum…