And…We’re Moving to Brooklyn!

July 31, 2014

Brooklyn Bridge

As crazy as it seems, only 5 months after moving to Manhattan from Vermont, we’re packing up again and moving across the East River to Brooklyn! This all happened really quickly (I posted this only 3 days ago) so we’re a bit dazed but so psyched! We’ve loved our time in our Manhattan apartment but we think Brooklyn is the place for us. We found a bight, “large” studio in Park Slope with lots of light and only a couple blocks from Prospect Park and close to cute restaurants and coffee shops. A large westward facing window looks out over Brooklyn rooftops, and our building’s rooftop has views of the Manhattan skyline (we’re already planning date night drinks on the rooftop!). We love how the area has a neighborhood feel to it.

Side note: We’re moving tomorrow! A big thanks to my Mom for coming down from Vermont to help with the move. Dan is really busy with work this week and couldn’t take the day off, so my Mom and I will be driving a Uhaul truck from the Upper West Side to Park Slope. Wish us luck!

(Photo from a day trip to Brooklyn last spring.)



  • Gram

    So glad it worked out for you two. I will be anxious to hear more of your journey to Brooklyn. Uncle Neil is doing well, Harv will leave today. Cindy R. will arrive this a.m. Good luck on the move, Love ya, Gram

    • Kelley

      Oh boy, Gram, Mom and I have some stories about this move for you!! 14 hrs to move from the Upper West Side to Brooklyn…we survived! xo

  • Cindy Rossoll

    I was reading this on Grams computer and I think that you are a wonderful writer (as well as Dan). I think that the writing, pictures, experiences, and information would make an excellent article for those who live in the “wilds” of Vermont and New Hampshire and are considering a move to New York City. Have you considered publishing in a local New England newspaper or magazine such as IMAGE? Cindy

    • Kelley

      Thanks so much for the kind words, Cindy! I really love the whole process-writing, picture-taking, research, etc… I haven’t heard of IMAGE before, but I will look into it. That would be really fun to write something for a New England publication–great idea! See you soon! xx

  • Meg

    Good luck!! We can’t wait to see pictures… And visit in person of course.

  • Lynn

    We did it! What an experience! Kelley is the master navigator and driver- she maneuvered a 9-ft cargo van through Friday afternoon traffic in Chinatown, Little Italy, and Manhattan just as if she had grown up doing this….squeezing into packed traffic lanes, using the horn (as needed), and finding the right parking spots just in time. My father had a favorite expression, “Dynamite comes in little packages…” and Kelley is the epitome of this. She may be small, but she is mighty! Love you!

    • Kelley

      Haha…it was most definitely an experience for the books! Literally couldn’t have done it without you, Mom. Thank you so much for all the help! Can’t wait to have you down again for a visit sans sweating, crazy traffic, horn honking and box moving. xo

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