ARCHIVE FOR February, 2012

Yahoo! Happy Birthday to Us…26

Posted by Deirdre // 02-23-2012


We’re 3

The Yahoo Group is 3 today. Wowza. 618 members. 932 Posts. ALL over the burbs and beyond from Maplewood to Mamaroneck to Mass to Midwood. To Portland (ME and OR) to Austin to Asheville.

Thanks to all those moving and thinking about moving and ex-pats and les mis who wish they hadn’t moved, who have posted and answered! We couldn’t have done it without you.


Pop-up ‘hood – Oakland0

Posted by Deirdre // 02-10-2012


There’s been some talk on the group about Oakland the past few days and I’ve been wanting to post this video anyway as I found it totally inspiring. As many of you know, I’m a sucker for a neighborhood coming back to life. And the fact that this is driven by members of the community coming together to do it is awesome. I wonder if we could apply this to somewhere in Brooklyn…


Prospect Lefferts’ “Secret is Out”3

Posted by Deirdre // 02-08-2012


Sorry for the neglect I’ve been showing this blog. Truth is, I’ve been busy promoting my husband’s film that just got into SXSW – learn more on the Pavilion facebook page! (sorry, I’m done with the plugging).

But thanks to my behind-the-scenes content provider Jason, I just saw this WSJ article on alt Brooklyn hood Prospect Lefferts. We have good friends who lived there for years before moving to Miami, so we’re familiar with the neighborhood. They lived in the Manor section, also called Prospect Lefferts Gardens, in a beautiful Limestone that was by no means cheap, but to get the same space and detail in a neighborhood like Park Slope or Cobble Hill you’d be spending upwards of $1.8 mill (not based on actual sales data).

So it’s a consideration if you’ve got the money and you’re looking for a “house,” although there are smaller spaces outside of the historic district. It does feel like a real neighborhood, and the community that our friends found was very tight-knit and almost suburban in the know-your-neighbors kind of way. Then there’s the proximity to the park and the subway access – B and Q one stop from 7th Ave.

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