neighbor lights.

September 23, 2013

neighbors lights neighbors' lights Two things lately: weekends away and a lackluster apartment search for a place to stretch our legs, just a little bit. Both have made me feel all kinds of fierce about our tiny abode and our tiny block.

New York City is really just a collection of tiny villages. And as we’ve started to talk about the possibility of wanting just a touch more space, I realize that I’m about as provincial as they come. I don’t really like the idea of looking for an apartment on another street, let alone another neighborhood. Don’t get me started on James’s repeated mention of an entire island swap.

Last night, twinkling string lights and open windows and blankets to keep off the chill. Who would want to leave fairyland?

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12 Comments

  • Reply Rebecca Alexis September 23, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Who would want to leave fairyland? Indeed. Beautiful. xo

  • Reply Charlotte | Charlotte's Web September 23, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    This post is so honest, I really enjoyed reading it. I think I'd have a hard time leaving fairyland too, so pretty x

  • Reply Caitlin Jennings September 23, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    My husband and I often fantasize about moving out of Brooklyn to the Hudson Valley. Something about our human nature craves open space, the sound of silence and more trees. I have a feeling a lot of couples our age are going through the same. At the same time, I'm finding it hard to think about leaving our great neighborhood and the great front stoop.

  • Reply kristen September 23, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I hope you stay in the heights! I love your glimpses of a neighborhood we called home for the first three years of my girls' life. We were on Pineapple Street and in my opinion, it was the best place we ever lived, even though my husband doesn't like me saying that. 🙂

  • Reply Shoko September 23, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    i love this. fairyland indeed.

  • Reply Karin - The F Girl September 23, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Lovely shots. And Autumn in the air. You can smell it, don't you think? There is something about it, even though I really want to hang on to summer as long as I can 🙂

    Enjoy your fairyland. It looks beautiful!

  • Reply Julia Barger September 23, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Beautiful shots! It definitely does seem like a perfect little slice of heaven.

  • Reply Erica September 23, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    moving across and up town was the craziest i've ever did (not really but it felt like it at the time). in the end, i absolutely love our new tiny village. but that being said, why leave fairyland?

  • Reply Gen September 23, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Beautiful shots!

  • Reply Lauren Ashley September 24, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    So lovely. Stay in fairy land as long as you can.

  • Reply Amanda September 25, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    We moved from Greenpoint to Williamsburg last summer, maybe 10-12 blocks. From a shit hole of an illegal no heat having apartment to a huge and cheap proper apartment, one where we can live without roommates and afford the rent and spread out and maybe even have a baby in one day (although not a larger child – still a little small for that) and I totally cried. For like a week. I understand.

  • Reply Charul January 2, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Lovely post 🙂

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