Saturday, February 11, 2012

My Heart Belongs in Brooklyn

About 8 years ago I lived in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.  Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would live in Brooklyn.  I'm from Long Island, what did I know about Brooklyn.  Not that there was anything wrong with Brooklyn it just never crossed my mind until I saw an ad for an apartment that was located in a rent stabilized, pre-war building.  I remember when I walked into my apartment before I signed the lease, how at home I felt.  That cozy, sense of relief that you can finally kick off your heels and relax feeling.  It was only a 1 bedroom apartment but I didn’t need anything more, I was home. It was a short 2 year stay but left a lasting impression of the way my life should be lived.  I knew in my heart this is where I wanted to buy a house and grow old in.  Life had other plans though.  I eventually moved away but I vowed to myself that I would return one day to retrieve my heart and live out my years at "home". 


  1. The photos are awesome and your description of what Brooklyn means to you makes me yearn to find a place I feel that strongly about.

  2. Beautiful pics, Val. I totally relate - its exactly how we feel about Savannah, except that we've never been lucky enough to live there yet. One day, though!