Hailing from Brooklyn, Jodi is one of those girls that I was lucky enough to meet in person through the big, bad blogosphere. (A quick email exchange, and a noon lunch date was in the works!) After a too-short lunch, I confirmed that, yes – yes, she’s awesome. You can find Jodi on her blog, but may we suggest following her on Pinterest? She’s the pinning queen, hands down.
Hi YBH readers! My name is Jodi and I live in Brooklyn, NY and absolutely love it. While I wish my family & I lived in a more happening &/or photogenic neighborhood like Park Slope, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, DUMBO or Brooklyn Heights, we do enjoy the quietness of our neighborhood, Bay Ridge. We’re close to the water and the park, and have a pharmacy, grocery store, several pubs, a subway stop, Starbucks and a cupcake shop all within walking distance. I think that is pretty great.
We moved to NYC seven and half years ago and have been living in Bay Ridge for the past two and half. We’re on our third NYC apartment and this one finally feels like home. It helps that this is the place that we brought our baby daughter home to for the first time and that we actually have a little bit of space to spread out in. And now that our little girl is a year and half old, we have so many new memories connected to this place.
Aside from enjoying our immediate neighborhood, I love to visit other parts of Brooklyn. One of my favorite spots is Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO. I love the views of the bridges, lower Manhattan, and the amazing Jane’s Carousel. Another favorite is the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It’s great year round, but I absolutely adore it during cherry blossom season. I also love to spend an afternoon in Williamsburg, especially when Smorgasburg is open. And hipster people watching? Pretty excellent.
I know we won’t live in NYC forever; it’s just so expensive here and my husband is getting antsy to move on. As we discuss where to move next though, I am constantly looking for neighborhoods in other cities that are truly walkable. I know we’ll have to get a car where ever we live next, but for now, I am thoroughly enjoying walking everywhere and taking the subway daily. I love to get lost in a good book on my commute to and from work and if I’m not in the mood to read, the people watching, as always, is fantastic.
Thanks to Kim & Scott for having me while they move to their new place. Once you get settled in, come out and visit, m’kay?
Thank you, Jodi! We’ll gladly take you up on the visit. (And if you’re craving your own little slice of NYC, you can find her right here!)